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NaPoWriMo Day #3

I have been loosely following the prompts on today’s was fourteeners.  I can’t guarantee I will stick to the prompts though. I’ll probably wander off on my own path at some point.


By Scott Bailey © 2015


Oh, give me time, oh, give me time, give me time in my life
So I can dream and I can find an escape from this strife
So I can soar in the sky where only freedom abounds
Where we can dare to be ourselves and death does not his rounds

But these are dreams that slip away, drained by vampire bites
So we watch everyday as they fade like spent candle lights
Sucked away by the days and by the burdens of our lives
Yet in this turmoil of life is where most creation thrives

So, give me time, oh, give me time, give me time in my life


Scott Bailey is an author and blogger. His works include the dystopian novel “Mankind Limited”, "Thirteen Tales" – a collection of Ghost Stories and “A Spring of Dreams” collection of poetry, plus his latest work, a collection of epic poems - Andervayne's Dream. His blogging ranges across family articles, poetry and short stories and even the odd book or movie review.

7 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo Day #3

  1. I have never understoodhow poetry wrks and was never good at poetry at school, reading yours make think you have a pretty idea of how it works. I somtimes follow thge daily prompts to help mebwriting but sometimes I can never have time tokeep up with them, All the best with prompts .

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    1. Thank you _ will check out your pictures and resulting poems 🙂 I tried that at the end of my year of writing a poem a day – just to add to the stress of that one. I have to say I found that harder than the prompts. I don’t find prompts easy but I needed the inspiration this time.

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      1. I get you. Honestly, to help jog my memory, I use prompts when working on those memoir essays. I have trouble thinking about past events off the top of my head. Thank you for visiting, and I’m glad I came across your blog!


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