Hypnotic Fantasies Hanging On A Line

 

Indifference built the walls that locked creativity in.

Self-interest added the wire that compounded that sin.

Expression was apprehended as complacency swallowed the keys

And there was no public trial, and no one listened to the pleas.

Innocence was the next to fall trampled and crushed.

As to the deviance of wickedness all had rushed.

Greed played its hand, and what a hand it held.

Untiringly, invitingly, until all felt compelled.

Step forward compassion with the purest of heart.

“Where do we begin?” it said. “Where do we start?

The battles have been lost that’s true,

But the war is yet to end.

We must stand together as one

And this world we must defend.

This world existed before us and will survive beyond our years.

Put away your diffidence and shed no more tears.

Imagination will be our sword, expressing our eloquent speech,

And innocence it will be you that bursts through their breach.

That which those four bearers of evil has bestowed upon us all

Is now ended and this will be our rallying call:

…….We must conquer and divide. We must succeed this day.

That will be our pledge of allegiance to the God to whom we pray.”

Hope was recalled where deep in memories it lie. 

It joined the side of righteousness and they raised their banner high.

The skirmish was uneven as virtue won the day.

The forces of evil were vanquished and sent far, far away.

But this was just a dream you see, a dream within my mind,

Hypnotic fantasies hanging on a line!

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© 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 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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