MAY YOU THIS DAY

May the mirrors of the world shine brightly
and the reflection shows your friends your true worth.

May the obstacles across your path fade to nothing
and your distractors find deep holes in the earth.

May each day be your own new renaissance
and your good sense grows stronger as you age

May your heart be as strong as you need it
ever choosing what to confine to each page.

And lastly—
May you see each and every person ever clearly
and not just what they appear to be

May you be ever wise in your selection,
as a real friend comes without the need of any fee!

© 2022 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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5 Responses to MAY YOU THIS DAY

  1. HI Danny, I love this poem. My favourite lines are these: May the mirrors of the world shine brightly
    and the reflection shows your friends your true worth. There is something wonderful about this word image.

    • Daniel Kemp says:

      That’s very kind of you. I never know where the words come from. I once said how I think they float in the air waiting to find a receptive mind where they can land and work their magic. Yesterday my mind must have been open. 😛

  2. Daniel Kemp says:

    Usually, my mind is full of nonsense and there’s no room for anything else.

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