Meaningless Words

When you read the final word that was written
And the last song of the day is sung
Don’t ask where is the freedom
That was fought for by the young.

Look and see where it lays dying
In rotting heaps on any street
As the numbers keep on building
And the dead make plans to meet.

Words spoken by the righteous
Once a year in memory
Will not save the poor from dying
Nor open the door and set them free.

If minds were joined in union
And the word peace was set in stone
Then maybe man could find an answer
And a way forward could be shown.

But if peace was the prize for humanity
And the guns of destruction fired no more
Then another reason would need to be invented
To fight another war!

© 2018 Daniel Kemp All rights reserved


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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