Mother and Child

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Flickering raindrops on telephone wires.

Chimneys in the distance standing like gothic spires.

There is no sun only streetlights alight,

It’s the morning, but it could be the middle of the night.


Muddied meadows, swollen streams,

Did the mild autumn only exist in dreams?

“When will it stop raining?” asked the girl of her mum.

And will we ever see a return of the sun?”


Her mum thought hard and then did reply. “With every day, there comes a surprise

Only with some, they are beyond our eye.

The sun brings life, but so does the rain.

Life needs the both to begin again.”


Pastures green for the horse to graze,

Water reflections that do amaze.

Rainbows falling on pots of gold.

Lives to live before life grows old.


The wind that whips the blades of grass.

Reasons that are hard to grasp.

Why is the winter so wet and cold,

Is it God’s punishment for getting old?

© 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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