The Act Of Thoughtfulness

Platitudes; overused words the meaning having been lost in time.

Just the same as the words I use in those silly rhymes of mine!



Santa Claus is in trouble. He’s lost a sack and he’s now in disgrace.

He was slithering down a chimney when a child recognised his face!

Without thinking the child asked his hero, “Is all that for me?”

Sadly Santa had no choice, what could he do but agree?

Children can’t be blamed for being greedy, it’s adults that are to blame.

Worth is judged by possessions and those without; can go live in shame.

For every happy child, there are some that have nothing of their own.

Universal happiness has spread its wings and like a bird away has flown.

Now I’m an old romantic always believing good will overcome,

But if we are Christians what have we done for Christendom?

It should not be just at Christmas that we remember those with less.

Each day is a new beginning, another chance for more thoughtfulness.

© 2015, Danny Kemp. All rights reserved.


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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