Christmas Cards

I never send my wife a Christmas card. I could say I believe them a rip-off in the sense of the price, the queuing to pay for it and the sentimental old tosh that’s written inside, but none of those are the real reason. I just hate spending money!

Instead, I write a poem then have it printed on a card that fits into her handbag and trust it’s liked enough to be carried. This is the one for this year (2015)

My heart had been split…………..Open wide

The love had been cut…………….From deep inside

My soul had been opened……… ..And then left bare

Without any hope…………………Remaining there.

The love you gave………………  Was free from cost

Its purity restored…………………That which was lost

Side by side we stood …………….As one

Until all but love…………………  Had passed and gone.

© 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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One Response to Christmas Cards

  1. A beautiful idea Danny. Down deep you are a true romantic. How lovely to be able to carry your thoughts of love with her all year. Kudos. :o)

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