Is There Ever Hope?


I had hope once. The hope in my childhood which no rules could restrain.

I had hope once. The hope that I had in my youth which nothing could contain.

I had hope once. The hope I found in my success from which I wished never to refrain.

I had a hope once. All through my middle years, I nurtured it, expecting it to remain.

I had a hope once. Years had flown as minutes. The hours I’d treated with disdain.

Now I’m old and I have a question; does hope equate to pain?

© 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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4 Responses to Is There Ever Hope?

  1. Hope is the reason I get out of my PJs each day, well most days.

  2. Pingback: Is There Ever Hope? | ldbush21

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