I have lived with you for all of my life,

but I have never known what you are.

I wish I had understood you better,

and known what you could inspire.

I lived my life through my heart when young,

without a thought.

Now, as life draws to a close I wish your advice,

I had sought.


Would I have changed, would I have been the same,

If I had listened well, and not been so vain?

I had no reason to regret that life, that has been so full and free,

but as we come to our shared end, this question puzzles me.


Would it be true if I was to say that somewhere along,

I lost my way?

If I was given a second chance would I give you more,

than just a glance?

I doubt it somehow,

as you must too,

because I am me and you are you!

I am the body,

no more than that.

You are the brain

and there is much more in that.

© 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. Danny Kemp (Author)

    Oh well, I’m daft. :)

  2. Hmmm food for thought here. LOL :)

  3. Danny Kemp (Author)

    I wouldn’t come to the table hungry Dani, not much to feed on here. :)

  4. Anya Pham

    I loved this!

  5. Danny Kemp (Author)

    I’ll sell it to you Anya for a million pound. Heartless aren’t I? LOL

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