Two are one when love decides
But naught does last if either lies.
Too often deceit will play a hand
With stabbing pain left to withstand.
But wait not the Hell that beckons me,
As it will end my search for sanctuary.
My life was full and love was given
And I have had my taste of Heaven.
© 2020, 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.
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That’s kind of you, Jina
This poem contains a lot of truth, DAnny.
I was in a funny mood, feeling a little sorry for myself, I think. It resonated with me.
I think we all have such moments. There wouldn’t be any poetry without them, would it 😉
I feel as if I am siting in a boat, looking down on the water splashing against its rim. And looking back on my own life. And the rhythm you worked into the poem is just like the waves that splash against the boat.
I love it.
Splashing waves describes my stanza (stanzas) perfectly. Thank you for that.
You’re right. I need to feel a different emotion to compose a poem than the one I need to feel to write a novel. One I think is pure imagination and the other is real-life hidden in words.
So well said, Daniel!