I fell in love with a potato when I was only three.
One rolled off the table and landed on my knee.
I looked at it, I stared at it when suddenly it did say,
“Have a bite. You’ll like me. I come in many a way.”

As I grew I enjoyed them from roasted to mashed.
My loving of them became quite simply; unabashed.
Feelings change of course as one does slowly mature,
But for me, the attraction of a potato still has a great allure.

I’ve never tried a sweet potato but I’ve heard they are quite nice
Despite never tasting them I bet they’re better than rice.
Peel a potato, stroke a potato then as you feel its fleshy part
You may fall in love with it and find your own sweetheart!

Boom, boom.

© 2019 Daniel 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. Less
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7 Responses to Spuds

  1. ksbeth says:

    i’m a potato lover myself ) – very cute

  2. I love potatoes, Daniel. I loved this.

  3. Daniel Kemp says:

    I know I could live without them, but it would be a sad life I believe.

  4. Onisha Ellis says:

    I haven’t discovered a potato I didn’t like. White, purple, yellow, or sweet. Love them all ! I wish they loved me back.

  5. Daniel Kemp says:

    I know what you mean, Onisha. I have to limit myself.

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