It Takes Two To Love

Did your heart taste the tear

That fell from your face

As you parted with love

Leaving an empty space?

Did you stop to ask

And then wonder why,

The love you felt so easily

Drained away from your eye?

Were you alone

In a helpless place?

Memories of that love

Leaving no trace?

If two fall in love

Then both have lost.

When the love that was freely given

Takes a life as its cost!

┬ę 2016, Danny Kemp. All rights reserved.

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About Danny Kemp

I was at work one sunny November day in 2006, stopped at a red traffic light when a van, driven incompetently, smashed into me. I was taken to St Thomas' Hospital and kept in for a while, but it was not only the physical injuries that I suffered from; it was also mental ones. I had lost confidence in myself let alone those around me. The experts said that I had post-traumatic´╗┐ stress disorder, which I thought only the military or emergency personnel suffered from. On good days, I attempted to go to work, sometimes I even made it through Blackwell Tunnel only to hear, or see, something that made me jump out of my skin and that's when the anxiety attacks would start. I told my wife that I was okay and going regularly, but I wasn't. I could not cope with life and thought about ending it. Somehow or other with the help of my wife and medical professionals, I managed to survive and ever so slowly rebuild my self-esteem. It took almost four years to fully recover, but it was during those dark depressive days that I began to write. My very first story, Look Both Ways, Then Look Behind, found a literary agent but not a publisher. He told me that I had a talent, raw, but nevertheless, it was there. His advice was to write another story and that I'm delighted to say, I did. The success of that debut novel, The Desolate Garden, was down to sheer hard work, luck, and of course, meeting a film producer.
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2 Responses to It Takes Two To Love

  1. This is so sad Danny, but yet it is beautiful.

  2. Danny Kemp says:

    I know what you mean, Onisha, but I think beauty can often be found in sadness. I’ve seen paintings that would qualify for both those sentiments.

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