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!
© 2016, Danny Kemp. All rights reserved
About Daniel Kemp
Daniel Kemp is a seventy-four-year-old member of The Society of Authors. He is also a bestselling writer. He writes stories that appeal to those who like challenging themselves to solve mysteries that are set out before their eyes.
His introduction to the world of espionage and mystery happened at an early age when his father was employed by the War Office in Whitehall, London, at the end of WWII. However, it wasn’t until after his father died that he showed any interest in anything other than himself!
On leaving academia he took on many roles in his working life: a London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver, but never did he plan to become a writer. Nevertheless, after a road traffic incident left him suffering from PTSD and effectively—out of paid work for four years, he wrote and self-published his first novel —The Desolate Garden.
Within three months of publication, that book was under a paid option to become a $30 million film. The option lasted for six years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company.
All ten of his novels are now published by Next Chapter Publishing Company which has added an edition titled The Heirs And Descendants Collection, which holds all four books of that series, alongside an edition titled The Lies And Consequences Collection which contains all four volumes of that series.
He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication and described as—the new Graham Green—by a highly placed executive of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of book signing events. He has also appeared on 'live' television in the UK publicising his first novel.
He likes to write quotes and it's on Goodreads where you can find them--- https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/list/72612151 An example of these quotes opens his novel--Once I Was A Soldier:--There is no morality to be found in evil. But to recognise that which is truly evil one must forget the rules of morality.