The warm barrels of a shotgun with cordite in the air.

Sailing on the ocean with the South wind in my hair.

Crampons dug in deeply on a rocky, slimy face.

Heaven can be found on earth if you know the right place.

The game of golf is boring, it’s anathema to me.

I’d rather be in the kitchen shelling pea after pea!.

I wish I could still play rugby and ride a horse on Camber Sands,

But that life is over. It’s now full of different kinds of plans.

Now I’m watching on the TV as a number seven wins the ball.

I’m listening for the telephone to ring with a film producer’s call.

Yes, I’ve had my moments and perhaps there are more to come,

But I’ll never again be packing down in the back row of a scrum!

© 2016, 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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