Speak Now, There Is No Later!

She was on her own, at least for me that is how I saw her. Silent and still. In the midst of the company.

Swirling around her like moths to a light, full of show, speaking verbal trite.

My mind wasn’t pure, nor was it sacred, or true. But, yes! Love was there. It was in full view.

But I never spoke. I never dared in case she mocked and made a joke.

I stood for a while simply gazing on. Not daring to avert my gaze in this silence in case she was gone.

My heart was heavy in my hand to hold, I must seize this moment before we both grew old.

We danced that night but never spoke the words that would ignite lovers playing at being one.

No, oh no! Not us. That was to wait for a chance before it had begun.

But chances come, and chances go. One must take them as they flow, past in a rush, never slowing, never too slow.

Never stop at a touch so close it could crush your very soul, your very being, your very sight, your very seeing.

Speak the name of love, before love is fleeing.

© 2023 Daniel Kemp All rights reserved

About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp is a member of The Society of Authors. 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 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 ten of his novels are now published by CNext Chapter with the tenth novel being a two-part ending to the Heirs and Descendants Series. A Covenant of Spies completed the four-book series alongside: What Happened In Vienna, Jack? Once I Was A Soldier and A Widow's Son. 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, the 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 two novellas he wrote, 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 his first novel. There is no morality to be found in evil. But to recognise that which is truly evil one must forget the rules of morality. Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.co.uk/Daniel-Kemp/... He is fond of writing Quotes and a collection of his can be found here--- https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/list/72612151
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2 Responses to Speak Now, There Is No Later!

  1. Words of truth, Danny. Time waits for no man so it is best to act and not hold back.

  2. Daniel Kemp says:

    How true. 🙂

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