We’ll See Them All Right!

You Had Better Watch Out!

When the butcher comes to cut off your tail,

Do you believe the politicians who spin you a tale?

Perhaps the news reporters, as they relate another lie

Or is it big business as your support they try to buy?

As the butcher comes to cut off your tail

Do you examine the threat in every detail?

Or do you accept the peril as it appears,

Simply waiting in a corner to fill up with tears?

As the butcher comes to cut off your tail

Do you smell the terror as you inwardly inhale?

Can you taste the fear as if you’re sucking a sweet,

But it’s bitter and sour; too unpleasant to eat?

As the butcher comes with his axe in his hand

And your legs are tired as if they’ve been running through sand,

Who is there to turn to in your distress?

After all, it was none of your making any of this mess.

Who is this butcher who comes for your tail

And what does his threat fully entail?

Could it be you’d be better off wearing a disguise,

As truth died when it was crucified?

Who is this butcher with his caving knife,

Who’s running around threatening your life?

I say he’s been made up to give us a fright

And when we find out who did it, we’ll see them all right!

© 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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2 Responses to We’ll See Them All Right!

  1. Hi Danny, you are on a roll with thought provoking poetry.

  2. Daniel Kemp says:

    You’re very kind, Robbie.

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