Nothing in life was, or will ever be, free.
Your freedom was lost for eternity.
Everyone pleads— “It was too late. It’s too little. We want more.
Our constitution allows us to start a war.”
Was it you who first held out your hand?
For the freedom that from your palm fell like sand.
Are you now waiting in line for the next free bus
With no feeling of being anxious?
The virus hits the poor more than the rich.
They can make money from your shite in the ditch.
I hear a ‘DEAL’ has been made for a vaccine.
So we’ll be saved if the price is right and we’re not mean.
There is no magic cure nor a paradise.
For your freedom comes with an ever-increasing price.
That price can never be paid,
No matter what freedom you demand on your crusade.
© 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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Reblogged this on Ed;s Site..
Thank you, Ed.
A most interesting poem, Danny. You have expressed your ideas and thoughts very clearly here.
I thought it was a muddled mess. 🙂
Maybe it suited my muddled mind perfectly [grin]
Deep and thoughtful poem, Daniel.
I hoped for more clarity, but I couldn’t find it!
I wouldn’t believe for one moment that your mind is ever muddled, Robbie.