A Man

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I ask for very little and I’ll take even less.

I will offer you nothing that is not my best.

I shall not speak simply to hear my own voice,

But I’ll listen to you, not through obligation but through choice.

Mistakes I’ve made a plenty and still there are more to come.

I’ve lived a varied life and have regrets over some things I’ve done.

Choices I’ve made have been wrong at times

Consequences have penalties, I have underpaid some fines!

I paint no flowery picture of what I am,

I am nothing if I’m not a man!

© 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 in May 2018 his book What Happened In Vienna, Jack? became 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 best; 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, 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 in the UK.
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