A Statue of Sand

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The trees were filled with birds at song, but that scene didn’t last for long.

As man stretched out his grasping hand, taking over that verdant land.

The rich got richer, the poor more poor. Greed and avarice reached every shore.

Until at last all hope had gone, leaving only bigotry as the soloists song.

Lightning struck, the thunder roared. Birds took flight and away they soared.

Leaving but a barren land, filled with statues that had been made from sand!

 

© 2015, Danny Kemp. All rights reserved.

 

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About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp, ex-London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver never planned to be a writer, but after his first novel —The Desolate Garden — was under a paid option to become a $30 million film for five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company what else could he do? Nowadays he is a prolific storyteller, and although it’s true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows most about; murders laced by the intrigue involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the short stories he compiles both for adults and children. He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication, been described as —the new Graham Green — by a managerial employee of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of signing events, and he has appeared on ‘live' television.
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