An Ever-Changing Line—Or—Nuances Of The English Language


You’ve got to keep going or you’ll stop and standstill.
You’ve got to keep going while you still have the will.
If you stop going then the will’s going leave
And if you leave the will behind you’ll nothing in which to believe.

Sometimes belief makes you cry but it’s good to clean the ducts.
Ducts are not ducks neither are they viaducts.
Viaducts can be bridges carrying a road above the ground,
Whereas an aqueduct carries water and makes a strange bubbling sound.

Sound travels quickly but not as fast as light.
Light can be heavy depending on your night.
Nights are dark but are not necessarily black,
Unless of course, you sleep with your head in a sack.

The sack can cost you money if you’ve nowhere else to go.
To go somewhere can be accomplished either quickly or slow.
Slow of mind can mean you take your time to work out what’s right.
Right doesn’t always come out on top when it’s beaten in a fight.

Fights aren’t clever, you often bruise your hands.
Hands that do dishes should avoid scrubbing pans.
Pans and pots are receptacles in which one cooks.
And cooks can be useful, unlike crooks who are just crooks…. Boom Boom


© 2019 Daniel 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 An Ever-Changing Line—Or—Nuances Of The English Language

  1. colonialist says:

    But if you stop going, but the will you then leave,
    At least all will know what they’re due to receive! 🙂

  2. A very clever poem, Danny. Well done.

  3. Daniel Kemp says:

    You’re very kind, Roberta 🙂

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