Real Or Not?

I just read a poem about Illusions and our spiritual inner self. I wrote this last week.

Real Or Not?

My reality is filled with nightmares,
But are my nightmares merely dreams?
Are dreams the solid reality
Where nothing is what it seems?

I can touch and feel the colours
That paint the visions that I see.
I experience all the pain
That reaches out and touches me.

I hear the screams that are cried in solitude,
Of the harmed and murdered souls.
It was not me that wanted the nightmares
But I cannot change the roles.

If the dreams are nightly terrors
And the daily torments a trance I must endure?
Do the voices that come to haunt me
Hold the key to whatever is the cure?

In the past there were others
On which the blame could be hurled.
Now there’s only me amongst the living
Left to carry the curse that is my world.

© 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.
This entry was posted in Author/Writer, Raconteur and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Real Or Not?

  1. delphini510 says:

    Daniel, funnily I also wrote a poem on the subject of our inner guiding self and illusions.
    Thinking along the same line but yet not.
    You are having nightmares that feel real. Are they Illusions or dreams?
    ” Do the voices that come to haunt me
    Hold the key to whatever is the cure?”

    Let us hope so as I would like your ur nightmares to disappear, they are frightening.

    Miriam

  2. Daniel Kemp says:

    It was your–Inner GPS that spurred my reply, Miriam. 🙂

  3. I must admit that I don’t dream often, or if I do I am not aware of it. I only dream when I am worried about one of my boys health. They both suffer from chronic illnesses and sometimes I dream I haven’t given them their medications and they are dying. I wake up and have to check on them. It is very frightening.

  4. Daniel Kemp says:

    I think I can understand that fear. It’s a form of self-doubt that I’m suffering from all the time

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s