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Poem a day challenge #336 (Logs)

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Logs

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Stacked high and waiting
All ready to be consumed
And give out their warmth
 
Logs
 
 
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Poem a day challenge #336 (Logs)

Logs

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Stacked high and waiting
All ready to be consumed
And give out their warmth

Logs
Photo by Scott Bailey

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Final 30

So as I am on the home run now – I thought I would try to up the ante a bit. So the last 30 I will try to base each on one of my own photo’s. Here goes…

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Poem a day challenge #335 (In the Earth)

In the Earth

By Scott Bailey © 2014

A pewter dragon in the dust
Some curling chains turned to rust
Some old bones stacked in line
A bone comb with a broken tine

Ritual gifts or just waste
Theorise with too much haste
Maybe let the question go
Maybe let the mystery grow 

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Poem a day challenge #334 (Lights)

Lights

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Swirling up into the night
Like some lonely northern light
Not north but here it did appear
Why am I not filled with fear
A spiral of blue and green
Wispy tendrils barely seen
Twisting up and further still
I watch it rise with mounting thrill
Into the stars I watch it go
And then alone the heavens know

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Poem a day challenge #333 (Tomorrow)

Tomorrow

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Hurrying, cramming in, rush rush rush
Preparing for tomorrow is all
By the time it’s done
Tomorrow is already gone
And so the cycle goes
On and on
 

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Poem a day challenge #332 (Golden Foundation)

Golden Foundation

By Scott Bailey © 2014

The world we live in
The very structures of our lives
Built upon gold
But gold is so soft
So who the hell
Made that decision

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Poem a day challenge #331 (White Cliffs)

White Cliffs

By Scott Bailey © 2014

To glimpse a snippet
Of the incomprehensible
Just take a look
At the white cliffs
Reaching up from the sea
The result
Of trillions and trillions of tiny deaths
Life
Has been here so long
It has built
Landscapes

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Poem a day challenge #330 (Holes)

Holes

By Scott Bailey © 2014

There are holes
In everyone’s hearts
Some are big
Made by lives fulfilled
And long
Some are small
Short and brief
Somehow
The smaller
Hurt more

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Poem a day challenge #329 (Bubbles Bursting)

Bubbles Bursting

By Scott Bailey © 2014

All around me
Lies
The ruins of young
Dreams
Away from me hope
Flies
Bursting at the
Seams
So where to go
Now
The truth has been
Exposed
When you don’t know
How
To let go what you
Supposed
Find a new path to
Walk
Step up to the
Task
Start the do and stop the
Talk
Start the make and stop the
Ask
Man up and face the
Truth
You’ve faced worse and
Survive
Your longer in the tooth
Time to come
Alive

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Poem a day challenge #328 (Ghosts)

Ghosts

By Scott Bailey © 2014

A fitful candle
The scratching
Of a quill
On parchment old
A chill
A shiver
A creeping smile
A glint
Ghosts
Are born

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Poem a day challenge #327 (Magic Time)

Magic Time

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Brass cantilever
Golden cogs and diamond heart
Magic seconds pass

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Poem a day challenge #326 (Dreams)

Dreams

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Dreams flying away
In an excess of real life
The stars just don’t care

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Poem a day challenge #325 (Notes)

Notes

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Strings and drums
Swells and thrums
Filling halls and domes
Even sneaking in our homes

It warms our hearts
Can upset carts
Evoke our tears
Even stoke our fears

Calm the day
And send away
The darkest thoughts
Even move the worst of sorts

No compare
In empty air
So play the notes
Even on our dreams it floats

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Poem a day challenge #324 (Sunset)

Sunset

By Scott Bailey © 2014

The sun setting large
A swollen ball of fire
Birds settle to roost

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Poem a day challenge #323 (Wishing)

Wishing

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Getting what you wished
Is not always what it seems
So wish well my son

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Poem a day challenge #322 (The Gap)

The Gap

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Two esteemed academics
In high-definition
In a stately home
Discussing Disraeli

Meanwhile
In another land
Another world
A young girl awakes
In the slum
Steels herself
For another long day of work
Man after man after man

And in between the two?

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Poem a day challenge #321 (The White)

The White

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Cardiology
And ophthalmology plus
Good old A and E

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Poem a day challenge #320 (Knowing)

Knowing

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Knowing what has gone
Savouring what is to come
Surfing in between

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Poem a day challenge #319 (Swans)

Swans

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Black swan gliding
Over serene waters
But still
The reflection looks disturbed

White swan slipping
Over icy lake
Frozen
To the heart

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Poem a day challenge #318 (Playing in the Park)

Playing in the Park

By Scott Bailey © 2014

A play in the park
Really knocks the wind from you
In these mature days

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Poem a day challenge #317 (Jewess)

Jewess

By Scott Bailey © 2014

A sweet sweet Jewess
Married the dark Jew hater
Irony with teeth

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Poem a day challenge #316 (Cages)

Cages

By Scott Bailey © 2014

The presence of cages does not reassure
Just confirms that there’s danger inside
So the rules on expenses just confirms the fear
That the vultures are circling once more

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Poem a day challenge #315 (Secret Laughter)

Secret Laughter

By Scott Bailey © 2014

One Cara Pilkington-Smythe
A dancer once young and lithe
Left the stage behind one day
Decided on a new way
Married an Oxford star
Together they went far
He conquered financial seas
She blew in like a breeze
To the corridors of power
A bee drawn to a flower
Sipping the nectar sweet
The world was at her feet
They had all they desired
No contingency required
Beautiful homes in beautiful vales
For them, their parents, easy sale
Perfect schooling for their son
Their family secure, every one.
Parties, holidays, swelling banks
Clever accountants give them thanks
Hide away the tax they’d lose
Living how and where they choose
But then the rain started falling
When the scandal came a calling
The houses paid for with expenses
Squirreled out from the benches
Made up claims and other tricks
The media brings names and sticks
Now their lives are not the same
Now they now live with the shame
With their reputation now bereft
It would seem nothing’s left
Except the houses and the wealth
And fine wine to toast their health
And education to ensure
The offspring’s path will be pure
And the network of protecting hands
And the ever-growing lands
And the secret contemptuous laugh
That may be their epitaph

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Quick Thoughts

Working hard from home – needed a break.

Just a couple of thoughts and occurrences from the last few days.

The second Hobbit movie was a lot better than the first!

So was the second of the latest Muppet movies.

Hosting kids birthday parties and play gyms is so much easier!

Off to bed now. Number one son is happily asleep now, content that he has a scalectrix set up in his room and a promise of one to one Daddy time every day. Number two son is settling in very well now. He is quite amazingly intelligent for a 20 month old. We put him down to sleep as normal tonight and left him to it – he normally goes to sleep quite quickly. Tonight, Rachel passed by his room and peeked in to check on him. He was slowly rising up over the edge of his cot, playing peek-a-boo with his shadow, giggling each time he did. Must be a sign he is happy and relaxed surely.

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Poem a day challenge #314 (In the Deep)

In the Deep

By Scott Bailey © 2014

In the deep deep dark
Where pressure builds all around
Scarce light is precious

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Poem a day challenge #313 (Rusting)

Rusting

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Yellow meadow bright
In one corner, rusty red
An old iron shed

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Poem a day challenge #312 (Racing)

Racing

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Always racing on
How about stopping for once
To take someone’s hand

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Poem a day challenge #311 (Tiger)

Tiger

By Scott Bailey © 2014

The wild tiger caged
Is more dangerous than those
Who roam in their realm

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Poem a day challenge #310 (Wooden Heart)

Wooden Heart

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Where my heart does dwell
In misty old woodland dell
Where wolves and stags roam

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Poem a day challenge #309 (Green River)

Green River

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Green river long
Green river wide
Green river deep
Rolling on by
Thoughts dropped in
Like pebbles of time
No ripples betray the loss
Of a thought
Carry them far
To the distant sea
Maybe one day
A stranger will see
Them on a distant shore
And set them free

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Poem a day challenge #308 (Dust)

Dust

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Another long day
Topped off with some contentment
Others feel the dust

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Poem a day challenge #307 (Starfire)

Starfire

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Made of crystal
So clear
It can hardly be seen
The breadth of seven men
The height of the clouds
The top unseen
Inside
Sparking and crackling
Impossible
Bright and pure
It is filled with
Starfire
For miles around
The land knows no dark
Ever
The question might be asked
Why it was built
Were there anyone around
To ask it

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