I had a lover

I treated her badly

Believing that I knew her,

and we would never separate.


I had a lover

We were close

She was overly kind at times,

and on her needs I never did concentrate


I had a lover

It was, you see,

a one way trade,

and in truth that lifelong pact

was never sealed

and firmly made


I had a lover

There were signs,

sometime ago,

that she was becoming

annoyed with me


I was selfish,

and those

I choose not to see


I had a lover

The time has come

for her to leave

Her clothes are gone,

but her scent is on her keys

left by the bed,

wrapped in a note that reads:



She is with you now

Treat her kindly

and with respect,

don’t treat her

like the fool I did,


LIFE’s fools

she can detect

© 2013, 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. A timeless tale Danny.

    Many men have walked this crooked path to lost love. Many men refuse to learn the lesson you lay out.

    I guess that is the rule that proves the FOOL is real and not fictional.

    Larry Conley

  2. Danny Kemp (Author)

    Is was about the love of life Larry. :) :)

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