A Cynical Look At Life
To know more of the past than those who are younger
But as little of the future as them,
Does not give more wisdom to those that are old,
Nor a reason for the young to condemn.
Age does not equate to wisdom
Nor should stupidity last for all time.
Being stupid can be solved with education
And being old should not be considered a crime.
So what is meant by living together,
When a gun came even the score?
Cannot reason be a way forward?
When intolerance always means going to war?
If those who prefer to stay silent
Were given the chance for their voice to be heard,
Would those who make the wars listen
Or would the wars be simply deferred?
I think a revolution should be considered
By all those who say the least.
But I’m sure that any who were chosen to be its leader
Would first make sure his palms were well-greased!
© 2023 Daniel Kemp All rights reserved
About Daniel Kemp
Daniel Kemp is a seventy-four-year-old member of The Society of Authors. He is also a bestselling writer. He writes stories that appeal to those who like challenging themselves to solve mysteries that are set out before their eyes.
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 incident 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 six years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company.
All ten of his novels are now published by Next Chapter Publishing Company which has added an edition titled The Heirs And Descendants Collection, which holds all four books of that series, alongside an edition titled The Lies And Consequences Collection which contains all four volumes of that series.
He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication and described as—the new Graham Green—by a highly placed executive 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.
He likes to write quotes and it's on Goodreads where you can find them--- https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/list/72612151 An example of these quotes opens his novel--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.
True words, Daniel. Especially the ending, leaders seem to have a common denominator.
I think you’re right.
With you on all you said Danny 🙂
That’s very kind of you. 🙂
Cynical indeed, Danny, but sadly also very true.
Thank you, Robbie. 🙂