A Contrasting Life


A bright shining moon in a tomb coloured sky.

Contrasts we see as the years slip by.

Winters that are warm, summers that are cold,

These and many more things we see as we get old.

December is finishing, it’s almost the end of another year.

There are many reasons to remember what got us through to here.

Loved ones that are passed, others that survive.

Give respect to the dead, but live your life for those alive.

Christmas is a time for the bad to put far away,

Memories of those can be visited on any other day.

It comes but once a year and then it fades from our view.

May my Christmas message of love remain with one and all of you.

From my family to yours; have a great time of year!

© 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 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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2 Responses to A Contrasting Life

  1. Leave it to you Danny to find just the right words to make us all feel good. Beautifully said and so true. Happy Christmas and New Year to you and yours. Celebrate!

  2. Danny Kemp says:

    Thank you, Patricia, and a happy one to you and yours. My wife and I thank you for your card. It arrived yesterday!

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