Five Quatrains

I am as strange as the rain in summer
I am the bellow of the wind at night
I am the plough and I am the farmer
I am the dreams that died in flight.


I am nothing of matter or substance
I am a wisp of a thought you once had
I am a labourer amongst the peasants
I’m all that’s good and I’m all that’s bad.


I am the belief some hold so dearly
I am not a person to whom you can plead
I am believing in what I see clearly
I am watching as you bleed.


I am hearing your voice as it echoes
I am the one that hears your tone
I am listening to the poetry in your prose
I am holding the door open to your home.


I am the light you see from your window
I am what you see in what’s to come
I am searching for what only you know
I was your answer, I was never your problem.


© 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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6 Responses to Five Quatrains

  1. Daniel Kemp says:

    Thank you 🙂

  2. dgkaye says:

    Moving poetry Danny. 🙂

  3. Daniel Kemp says:

    🙂 🙂 🙂 In that case, I hope your wish comes true

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