The Night Santa Was In Trouble

Santa Claus was in trouble.

He’d lost a sack and he was in disgrace.

He was slithering down a chimney

When a child recognised his face!

Without thinking, the child asked his hero.

“Is the whole sack for me?”

Sadly Santa had no choice,

What could he do but agree?

He was now short of presents

But he tried the best that he could

To fill all the remaining wishes

And make all his promises good!

Children can’t be blamed for being greedy,

It’s adults that are to blame.

Worth is judged by possessions

And those without, well, that’s just a shame.

Now I’m an old romantic,

Always believing good will overcome.

But if we are all ‘Christians’

What have we done for Christendom?

It should not be just at Christmas

That we remember those with less.

Each day is a new beginning,

Another chance for more thoughtfulness.

© 2016, Danny Kemp. All rights reserved.

About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp’s 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 accident 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 five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company. All seven of his novels are now published by Creativia with the seventh—The Widow’s Son, completing a three book series alongside: What Happened In Vienna, Jack? and Once I Was A Soldier. Under the Creativia publishing banner, The Desolate Garden went on to become a bestselling novel in World and Russian Literature in 2017. The following year, in May 2018, his book What Happened In Vienna, Jack? was 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 most about; 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 and described as—the new Graham Green—by a highly placed employee 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 that first novel of his. He continues to write novels, poetry and the occasional quote; this one is taken from the beginning of 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.
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4 Responses to The Night Santa Was In Trouble

  1. You never cease to amaze me Danny. Even in the face of adversity you take words and make us smile. God Bless you. Happy Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year. xo

  2. blogblog65 says:

    The Christmas spirit is a beautiful experience. I hope that you can carry it all throughout the year.

  3. Danny Kemp says:

    So do I. Have a wonderful time of year.

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