Life is a puzzle we are given to explore,
The trouble is; we are not shown the right door.
Ones that we open can bring pain and disgrace,
Or joy and happiness, for all to embrace.

Which shall I choose, which one is the best?
That’s for you to discover, along with us rest. 
Life is a mystery to eyes that are cold,
Open them wide, before you’re too old.

Time passes by, quicker than you think.
One day you’re young, the next it’s all gone;
In a blink.

Then as you are leaving this world on your own,
Never regret the past that you’ve sown.
It was your life to do with, as you so please.
Did you do well,
Ask yourself as you leave!

© 2012, Danny Kemp. All rights reserved.

Danny Kemp (14 Posts)

I am sixty-three years of age, married for the second time with two step-children and three grandchildren. My father died when I was sixteen but had probably summed me up completely by that time. He called me deceitful, and I'm not sorry that he did. I now use that characteristic to tell stories in both prose and, I hope. rhyme. My first novel was published in March 2012. The Desolate Garden is a spy murder mystery with more than a simple touch of romance. It has been likened to The 39 Steps and The Constant Gardener by reviewers and the film producer who's London based Company is converting my story into a film.


  1. Peter Forster

    I tried to post somthing Danny and it disappeared. So I wil try again.
    Thisi great. I really enjoyed it. I was unsure what was appropraite but thought you might like this.
    Open Secret 1985
    The small brown box is broken
    Cherished contents lie in naked relief
    their intimacy exposed and abused.
    Words of love and tenderness dissolve
    disintegrate in a welter of sodden confusion
    A china ornament, its headless shell,
    still enveloped in tissue paper
    bravely displays its half buried crayon message
    A present to Santa. We love you xxx
    Birthday cards, gifts and treets
    Pictures and postcards
    Now scattered ashes and dead memories
    A single lock of golden hair lies
    Doused in evil stinking urine
    All orphaned secrets now
    Brutalised, destroyed
    No video player here, no money nor jewellery in this box
    No plastic card or open cheque book
    And no secrets now.

    Written after a burglary many years ago. I was ony an ameoba at the time. Regards . Peter

  2. Danny Kemp (Author)

    A terrible experience to have to undergo. Well written and expressed Peter.

  3. I try to do spot checks along the way… I don’t want to wait till the very end to decide or make changes accordingly. lol Nice query.

  4. There are patches of sadness here and there as I look back, but truly, no regrets. It would be regretting the person I’ve become and I actually like myself pretty well. And I like Dani’s idea of spot checks!

    “Time passes by quicker than you think” Truer words were never spoken, Danny.

  5. Danny Kemp (Author)

    I have never been one to look back and say if only…..Life moves on, and takes us with it. We have no choice but to go in the direction it takes us. Thank you again Melody.

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