Is To Wish To Be Wrong

I wrote this poem last year but it would seem as though nothing has changed for the good in the world I looked upon then, to now. How much more can we waste?

To not live alone and be apart

To welcome love and share a heart

To take a blow without complaint

To offer peace without constraint.


To be pure when morals scream

To only see the beauty in all you dream

To show compassion to those in need

To be content with no thought of greed.


To wish for nothing and ask for less

To live a life without duress

To offer silence in a raging storm

To be yourself and not conform.


To accept the pitfalls along your path

To smile and always be willing to laugh

To see the good where others see bad

To be happy and never be sad.


To be complete with love to spare

To live in colour where nothing’s bare

To encourage and abide

To be humble and not full of pride.


To wish that fear could always abate

To offer friendship and speak no hate

To stand straight and strong beside the weak

To give the innocent a chance to speak.


Perhaps these words come from misty-eyes

And most of the things have been tried

But sentiment or not I know this much is true

I wish for a future that is better than the life I now view.


© 2019, 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--- 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. Less
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13 Responses to Is To Wish To Be Wrong

  1. A lovely poem, Danny. I do believe there are lots of good people out there who are all these things. We dwell on the bad because that is what the media drenches us in. Good stories don’t attract readers in the same way as bad news does. I come across lovely people who uplift others in everything they say and do every single day. There is lots of hope.

  2. Daniel Kemp says:

    Yes, I’m sure you’re right. You must be if there are people such as you in the world, Robbie 🙂

  3. Jim Borden says:

    A beautiful, and hopeful poem. But you’re right, the world has gotten worse since you wrote this last year. So sad to see…

  4. Daniel Kemp says:

    I think it could be relevant next year and the year after, Jim. Thanks for stopping and posting a comment.

  5. dgkaye says:

    Beautiful sentiment Danny. I like to be optimistic and think that the world knows the mess it’s in and is now in purge mode before we can bring in the new 🙂

  6. Daniel Kemp says:

    That’s a cleansing thought, Debby 🙂

  7. You really touched on many key areas. A nice composition Kemp! 💕☕️☕️

  8. Daniel Kemp says:

    Thank you 🙂

  9. joylennick says:

    Thank you for your insightful poem, Daniel. I know so many wonderful people, but too many seem to have escaped from reality, good sense and the true meaning of humanity. More’s the huge pity! Best wishes.

  10. Daniel Kemp says:

    Thank you for reading and leaving your comment. I really do appreciate it.

  11. Hi Daniel. I don’t think to wish is wrong, it is just the ways humans are. If we were all the things you mention in your poem, we would be perfect, and perfection is definitely NOT a quality humans possess. It is a lovely, wishful thinking, poem though!

  12. Daniel Kemp says:

    Thank you for that, Kim, and I apologise for taking so long to reply. Even I’m not perfect! 😛 😛 😛

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