With a heart that was open but eyes that were closed,
She found a safe place and within she dozed.
In her sleep, she saw a star way up high.
And she listened as it sung a soulful lullaby.
“I feel your sobbing heart through the soles of my feet,
But I pray the day is prolonged until finally we meet.
Your body I caress through my spirit and soul,
But no wish nor desire can make my own body whole.”
Deeper she fell, but the dream didn’t fade,
Not matter how much she tried, in her heart it still laid.
Trying to forget, praying for release
She sang in silence in search of that peace.
“I feel your heart and I feel your pain,
I imagined that at my side you’d always remain.
But death took you, leaving me here,
With the doubts that surround me, filling me with fear.”
The star returned, now lower in the sky,
A tear she saw as it began to cry.
She wiped that tear with a lock of her hair,
Placed it in her heart and left it there.
The tear was returned when his hand touched her own,
As she made her way skyward no longer alone.
The lovers became one when her life slipped away,
Now in heaven, together, two stars now lay!
© 2015, Danny Kemp. All rights reserved.
About Daniel Kemp
Daniel Kemp is a seventy-four-year-old member of The Society of Authors. He is also a bestselling writer. He writes stories that appeal to those who like challenging themselves to solve mysteries that are set out before their eyes.
His 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 incident 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 six years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company.
All ten of his novels are now published by Next Chapter Publishing Company which has added an edition titled The Heirs And Descendants Collection, which holds all four books of that series, alongside an edition titled The Lies And Consequences Collection which contains all four volumes of that series.
He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication and described as—the new Graham Green—by a highly placed executive 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 his first novel.
He likes to write quotes and it's on Goodreads where you can find them--- https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/list/72612151 An example of these quotes opens his novel--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.
Beautiful, Danny. Very touching words in your poem with much meaning. I really enjoyed reading it. Thank you.
I’m pleased that you did, kcg1974. Thank you for the comment.