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.
About Daniel Kemp
Daniel Kemp is a member of The Society of Authors. 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 accident 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 five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company.
All ten of his novels are now published by CNext Chapter with the tenth novel being a two-part ending to the Heirs and Descendants Series. A Covenant of Spies completed the four-book series alongside: What Happened In Vienna, Jack? Once I Was A Soldier and A Widow's Son.
Under the Creativia publishing banner, The Desolate Garden went on to become a bestselling novel in World and Russian Literature in 2017. The following year, in May 2018, his book What Happened In Vienna, Jack? was a number-one bestseller on four separate Amazon sites: America, the UK, Canada, and Australia.
Although it's true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows most about; murders laced by the mystery involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the two novellas he wrote, 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 and described as—the new Graham Green—by a highly placed employee 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.
There is no morality to be found in evil. But to recognise that which is truly evil one must forget the rules of morality.
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