What’s Truth Anyway?

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Trees that are purple, a sky that’s green

Could you believe in things that are only dreamt but never seen?

There are lies that are little, lies that are big.

Lies that define the style of life that we live.

Rats the size of mountains, elephants that fly.

Does any politician tell the truth or do they all always lie?

Are you pragmatic, pulling a face and adding a sigh?

Or are you a realist and hide behind that alibi?

Idealism, now there is a word!

A state of mind to live in, but perfection never heard!

Do you recognise the truth but hide from it and say,

“I’ve got no time for honesty, I’m floating on a cloud all day?”

© 2015, Danny Kemp. All rights reserved.

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About Danny Kemp

I was at work one sunny November day in 2006, stopped at a red traffic light when a van, driven incompetently, smashed into me. I was taken to St Thomas' Hospital and kept in for a while, but it was not only the physical injuries that I suffered from; it was also mental ones. I had lost confidence in myself let alone those around me. The experts said that I had post-traumatic stress disorder, which I thought only the military or emergency personnel suffered from. On good days, I attempted to go to work, sometimes I even made it through Blackwell Tunnel only to hear, or see, something that made me jump out of my skin and that's when the anxiety attacks would start. I told my wife that I was okay and going regularly, but I wasn't. I could not cope with life and thought about ending it. Somehow or other with the help of my wife and medical professionals, I managed to survive and ever so slowly rebuild my self-esteem. It took almost four years to fully recover, but it was during those dark depressive days that I began to write. My very first story, Look Both Ways, Then Look Behind, found a literary agent but not a publisher. He told me that I had a talent, raw, but nevertheless, it was there. His advice was to write another story and that I'm delighted to say, I did. The success of that debut novel, The Desolate Garden, was down to sheer hard work, luck, and of course, meeting a film producer.
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