Endless

Endless

Give me something of what I need
Give me a reason to stay awake
Give me the love that I gave to you
Give me rage till my body does ache

Show me the scars and tell me why
Show me the memory of that pain
Show me the love that you gave
Show me the feeling when that man was slain

Ask me if it’s true what I have told you
Ask me how many times I told you a lie
Ask me if I knew the difference
Ask me if what I told you I would now deny

Tell me why you are so angry
Tell me why you never believed
Tell me why you never left him
Tell me why you were so easily deceived

When did you lose your faith
When did you first feel lost
When did you first feel alone
When did you draw a line at the cost

Why was it we met too late
Why was it we could never be
Why was it we were left behind
Why was it you could never see?

© 2020, 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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14 Responses to Endless

  1. beth says:

    heartbreaking

  2. Daniel Kemp says:

    Yes, that’s how it was meant to read. Thanks for seeing and understanding that, Beth 🙂

  3. Beautiful, Daniel.
    I love the haunting rhythm you created here. Underlines the final questions.

    Sad, but crafty.

  4. Daniel Kemp says:

    I like the word -crafty. My father once accused me of being devious, which I quite liked. I guess crafty is virtually the same. Perhaps you’re right, Patricia.

  5. Compelling!💕☕️☕️

  6. dgkaye says:

    Powerful prose Danny. A haunting, yet beautifully written read. 🙂

  7. Daniel Kemp says:

    That’s very kind of you. Thank you! 🙂

  8. This is very sad, Danny. People make terrible mistakes in their lives and often through circumstances rather than real choice.

  9. Daniel Kemp says:

    Death is a leveller that can flatten memories and turn a lie into a truth. Someone once wrote that a lie will travel quicker than the truth. That’s so right.

  10. Daniel Kemp says:

    Thanks for reading it, Onisha 🙂

  11. A brilliant, thought provoking and heartfelt poem, Daniel.

  12. Daniel Kemp says:

    That’s a very kind thing to say and thank you for taking the time to read it and leave a comment. 🙂

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