Cage The Bird

Cage the bird and silence its song.

Then take the lion to the dentist to extract its teeth

And give them to the loudest person lying buried beneath

The rabble of mediocracy where they cheered and laughed

As intelligence was murdered without a single gasp!

Cage the bird and silence its song,

In case, its individualism disturbs the sycophants too long.

© 2015, Danny Kemp. All rights reserved.

About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp’s introduction to the world of espionage and mystery happened at an early age when his father was employed by the War Office in Whitehall, London, at the end of WWII. However, it wasn’t until after his father died that he showed any interest in anything other than himself! On leaving academia he took on many roles in his working life: a London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver, but never did he plan to become a writer. Nevertheless, after a road traffic accident left him suffering from PTSD and effectively—out of paid work for four years, he wrote and self-published his first novel —The Desolate Garden. Within three months of publication, that book was under a paid option to become a $30 million film. The option lasted for five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company. All seven of his novels are now published by Creativia with the seventh—The Widow’s Son, completing a three book series alongside: What Happened In Vienna, Jack? and Once I Was A Soldier. Under the Creativia publishing banner, The Desolate Garden went on to become a bestselling novel in World and Russian Literature in 2017. The following year, in May 2018, his book What Happened In Vienna, Jack? was a number one bestseller on four separate Amazon sites: America, UK, Canada, and Australia.  Although it's true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows most about; murders laced by the mystery involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the short stories he writes, namely: Why? A Complicated Love, and the intriguing story titled The Story That Had No Beginning. He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication and described as—the new Graham Green—by a highly placed employee of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of book signing events. He has also appeared on 'live' television in the UK publicising that first novel of his. He continues to write novels, poetry and the occasional quote; this one is taken from the beginning of Once I Was A Soldier There is no morality to be found in evil. But to recognise that which is truly evil one must forget the rules of morality.
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2 Responses to Cage The Bird

  1. chika2b says:

    “two things are infinate, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the Universe”

    Education to some relevant issues might be the cure.
    Perhaps a book a song a word
    perhaps another day to choose to say
    what is lost is lost, what remains remains
    and what I have in front of me
    is what I choose to bend
    to make it the life I was meant
    some do it through lyrics, some do it through careers
    some through politics, some through hussle
    some through work, some through books
    some through words
    either way we say it
    either way we see it
    it is what it is
    and my two and myself
    will come forth
    and so will the rest of the world
    for the deepest need of the human need
    is simply to be and exist
    in a place called home

    • Danny Kemp says:

      for the deepest need of the human need
      is simply to be and exist
      in a place called home……. Amen to that, chika2b

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