The Horse

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THE HORSE
 
The fat lady sings to mark the opera is complete.
She’s off to a restaurant, a friend to meet.
Outside the theatre, the crowds are mingling.
Somewhere in the distance, she hears someone singing.
 
As she approaches, there’s a terrible scream.
It’s then she remembers it’s the night of Halloween.
She tries to run, but her legs won’t move.
There’s an old memory in the air that she cannot remove.
 
It was on this night many arias ago,
A night that was cold, dark and covered in snow.
She saw that vision in ghostly drab,
Run from a body that had been so cruelly stabbed.
 
It was her, from a scene, that was about to be sung
Il Cavaliere Rusticana had only just begun.
The violins struck up, but she forgot her opening line
A trickle of fear ran down her spine.
 
The horse sensed her torment and stamped then reared
The audience gasped affixed and feared!
Backwards she fell onto the blade
And unless it’s Halloween there she stayed.
 
© 2017, 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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