Soothing Tools

If one could be what one is not,

To have a heart like Sir Lancelot,

To ride and battle through life’s onslaughts

To harness the power of juggernauts,

To smile at danger and ask its name,

To carry no shield and feel no shame.


If one could capture all these traits,

To accept life in all its shapes,

To challenge only that which strikes,

To question no human rights,

To unravel that which hides,

To understand all the lies.


If one was honest, true of heart,

To exist together and not push apart,

To love what’s here, not wish for more,

To praise and not always deplore,

To live in hope without fear of rules

To use words as soothing tools!

© 2016, 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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