Real Slow

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These legs once rode horses with no stirrups nor saddle.
These legs once cut through the mud for a try-saving tackle.
Now they ache as every movement is a strain,
And off to hospitals, I take them to explain their pain.

They say they listen but sorry, there is no cure.
All we have is in this shiny brochure.
Pills, oh yes, we can prescribe you some.
They can ease the pain but they can make you dumb.

For the side effects, we’ll give you some more.
We will give you a form so you can keep a score.
Our one to ten is so much fun.
If you mark too many zeros we’ll give you a gun.

Shall we say a month before our next get together,
That’s provided of course you accept you won’t get better.
But your time is up. Now you must go.
The nurse will find a chair. She’ll push you real slow!

© 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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2 Responses to Real Slow

  1. Oh dear, Danny, I am so sorry there are only pain killers for you. Is it arthritis?

  2. Daniel Kemp says:

    Spinal Stenosis– the core inside the spinal column closes on the nerves. Nice!

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