A Simple Question

 

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If the eradication of failure would mean that all could achieve success,

When will control of the population be the question that some will address?

When failure is no longer an option, and the weak have been removed,

Will the gates of Hell swing wider and more smooth?

If Heaven is really achievable, but denied for many to exist

Whose fault is it that misery is still allowed to persist?

© 2016, Danny Kemp. All rights reserved

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About Danny Kemp

I was at work one sunny November day in 2006, stopped at a red traffic light when a van, driven incompetently, smashed into me. I was taken to St Thomas' Hospital and kept in for a while, but it was not only the physical injuries that I suffered from; it was also mental ones. I had lost confidence in myself let alone those around me. The experts said that I had post-traumatic stress disorder, which I thought only the military or emergency personnel suffered from. On good days, I attempted to go to work, sometimes I even made it through Blackwell Tunnel only to hear, or see, something that made me jump out of my skin and that's when the anxiety attacks would start. I told my wife that I was okay and going regularly, but I wasn't. I could not cope with life and thought about ending it. Somehow or other with the help of my wife and medical professionals, I managed to survive and ever so slowly rebuild my self-esteem. It took almost four years to fully recover, but it was during those dark depressive days that I began to write. My very first story, Look Both Ways, Then Look Behind, found a literary agent but not a publisher. He told me that I had a talent, raw, but nevertheless, it was there. His advice was to write another story and that I'm delighted to say, I did. The success of that debut novel, The Desolate Garden, was down to sheer hard work, luck, and of course, meeting a film producer.
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2 Responses to A Simple Question

  1. If failure didn’t exist on Earth, there would be no need for a heaven or hell as we would have only Heaven on Earth….

    • Danny Kemp says:

      Very likely, sir, but failure, by some people’s criteria, does exist! If those who are piously judgemental had their way in destroying all who are in need, then their kind of heaven would indeed be here on earth. In my hypothesis, I asked a question, but nevertheless, I thank you for your comment.

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