Poem a day challenge #225 (Boxes)


Boxes By Scott Bailey © 2014 I have been put in so many boxes No wonder I have lost my head My left hand has lost the right My heart is by the brown bread My eyes are somewhere dark and grim Can’t tell where or when My feet are tied to a tired path … Continue reading Poem a day challenge #225 (Boxes)

Poem a day challenge #224 (What Ifs)


What Ifs By Scott Bailey © 2014 What ifs hang on Like poisoned barbs Even in the face of reality All reason tells you Let them go Rip them from the flesh Yet deep they go Sharp their points Beyond the anaesthetic Of mere words So rise up From the river Of doubt Rip that … Continue reading Poem a day challenge #224 (What Ifs)

Poem a day challenge #223 (Seawall)


Seawall By Scott Bailey © 2014   I Once held back the sea My name lent to these lands I Wandered since the dawn of time Wander lonely still I The unseen walker in the trees Always close behind I The whisperer good rulers heed Then drowned out by greed I have been, am still, … Continue reading Poem a day challenge #223 (Seawall)

Poem a day challenge #222 (Hero)


Hero By Scott Bailey © 2014 I hold aloft my steel Scarlet streaked With invaders blood My flag whips High on the hill A victory that will echo Across the land At my feet The dead Men women and children Warriors and supporters Murder of an infant nation That will yet rise again Yet My … Continue reading Poem a day challenge #222 (Hero)

Poem a day challenge #221 (In the Hood)


In the Hood By Scott Bailey © 2014 Brushed by crowded, swaying ferns The scent of warm loam arises Silence reigns, no birdsong rings Signs missed by the men approaching With their plunder they blunder along Beneath the high arched canopy And a new scent mingles with forest smells fear and anticipation Smooth and straight … Continue reading Poem a day challenge #221 (In the Hood)