A Crackle That Crackled

T’was a ghostly crackle that crackled loud in the night.

T’was an eerie crackle that caused all the fright.

But when the chilling crackle ceased to crackle in the light,

That was the time when the blood-curdling crackle gave rise to their plight.

Searching they went down the crackles path

Then inside a darkened tunnel, they heard a crackling laugh. 

So when the crackle appeared at its crackling worse

Some of our brave young trackers were carried away in a horse-drawn hearse.

Are the trackers finished in a crackles shrewish way?

Or will we see the trackers appear on another crackling day?

Meanwhile, if the crackle crackles down a street in your block

I suggest you stay inside and all your doors and windows you do lock. 

Never mess with a crackle when its crackle has been on show.

If you venture into your garden please check in your hedgerow

If the crackle lands and crackles on your head,

Don’t worry unduly as shortly you’ll be dead. 

But hark ye who live down in crackle land

There is more to the evil crackle I feel I can now expand

Crackles can die! Oh yes they can and what’s more— they do

Please, take a comfy seat while I explain it all to you.

Tie the crackle down whilst he doth sleep

Do this with a rope that’s fine, never use a rope that’s cheap.

Before he fully wakes force raw garlic down his throat

And believe me, for that treatment there is no antidote! 

You can if you feel lucky roast the crackle over an open fire

While you are still hungry and the garlic is exciting all that you desire

Don’t breathe on your partner who may have desires of her own

And I suggest you don’t roast crackles whilst you are at home!

© 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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10 Responses to A Crackle That Crackled

  1. Great poem, Danny. I read it in one gulp, garlic and all 🙂

  2. Hi Danny, what a great poem. It gave me a good laugh.

  3. Encantada says:

    Thank you for sharing your talent with us, and I look forward to reading more of your work in the future.

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