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Scotts Daily Prompt Grandfather

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Grandfather

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The Solace of the Night

By Scott Bailey © 2018

When the fire goes out
The heat is dissipated
Darkness falls again
Only then do the creatures
Of the night find their solace

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In response to COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 112, “COLD & SAFE,” #SYNONYMSONLY

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A tanka this week.

#tanka

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Scotts Daily Prompt Double

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Double

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Monster

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Monster
Caught in lead and steel
Frozen
In time

Human
Caught in the machine
Enslaved
Forever

Somewhere
An artist smirks
And settles
To eternal sleep

IMG_9741
Photo by Scott Bailey

 

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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Posted in Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing

Powder

By Scott Bailey © 2018

The powder the burns
Clouded judgment
Gave power
To cowards
That never learned
Burnt bridges
With wisdom
Killed
And can never go back

Lord Mountbatten [CC BY-SA 3.0], from Wikimedia Commons
In response to my daily prompt Powder

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Respect

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Respect is
Expected
Everywhere you go
Respect my rights
My views
My thoughts
We have forgotten
Respect
Should be earned
Not expected
Mutual
And reciprocated

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In response to my daily prompt Respect

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Bound

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Whenever wolves win
A warm beating heart is lost
The law of the wild

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In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #229 Win&Lose

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Scotts Daily Prompt Cultural

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Cultural

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Scotts Daily Prompt String

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String

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Scotts Daily Prompt Powder

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Powder

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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

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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Scotts Daily Prompt Respect

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Respect

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Same

By Scott Bailey © 2015

Same, same, same
Same job
Same problems
Same pressure
I am wood
Not stone

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In response to my daily prompt Pressure

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Insurance

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Insurance
Remember
we have none
On the earth

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In response to my daily prompt Insurance

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Silicon Hell

By Scott Bailey © 2014

In silicon hell
The servant does not obey
But who is the slave

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In response to my daily prompt Hell

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Between the Lines

By Scott Bailey © 2015

Black and white headlines
Betray grey morality
Fallen leaves turn brown

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In response to my daily prompt Linear

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What We’re Fed

By Scott Bailey © 2018

We have reached the point
Where the genuine
Is ridiculed out of fear
So accustomed to lies
They have become
Our staple

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In response to my daily prompt Genuine

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Hooked

By Scott Bailey © 2018

From the symbol of peace
Comes a stealthy killer
Seductive and insidious
Giving all
It appears
But taking all
Even tears

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In response to my daily prompt Heroin

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Scotts Daily Prompt Pressure

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Pressure

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Scotts Daily Prompt Insurance

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Insurance

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Scotts Daily Prompt Hell

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Hell

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Scotts Daily Prompt Linear

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Linear

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Scotts Daily Prompt Pause

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Pause

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Scotts Daily Prompt Genuine

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Genuine

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Scotts Daily Prompt Heroin

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Heroin

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The Grain

By Scott Bailey © 2018

From the grain grows the stem
That delivers the wheat
From the deep furrow of the ground
Harvested
By the old
Leather clad hands
Carried beneath the canvas
Of the rocking wagon
To the mill

Until the day
We went against the grain

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In response to my daily prompt Harvest

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Scotts Daily Prompt Command

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Command

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Scotts Daily Prompt Harvest

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Harvest

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Wishing

By Scott Bailey © 2014

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

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Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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Scotts Daily Prompt Need

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Need

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The Discarded

By Scott Bailey © 2018

The bag
Useful but discarded
Like so many
People
The world
That does this
Is doomed

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In response to my daily prompt Bag

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Scotts Daily Prompt Bag

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Bag

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Engage

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Life is engaging
Creatures decipher the truth
They peruse it all

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In response to COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 110, “PLEASANT & READ,” #SYNONYMSONLY

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A haiku this week. Keeping it simple.

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The White

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Cardiology
And ophthalmology plus
Good old A and E

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Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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Scotts Daily Prompt Tune

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Tune

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David

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Leading with honour
Bonding with friendship, not fear
True path to glory

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In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #227 Truth&Honor but also inspired by David Attenborough’s latest masterpiece Dynasties

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Scotts Daily Prompt Picture

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Picture

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Modern Manufacturing

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Making tiny pieces
Of truth
Making golden memories
Of the past
Manufacturing magical times
To garner accord
Pedalled
By the powerful
Shepherds
Of the sheep

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In response to my daily prompt Manufacture

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Scotts Daily Prompt Voice

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Voice

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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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Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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Scotts Daily Prompt Manufacture

These Daily Prompts are my attempt to fill the hole left by the now retired Daily Post.

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Manufacture

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Remembrance

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Gone
The sound
The thunder
No silence reigns
And the poppies bloom
Nodding respectfully
To the brave that lay beneath
The swathe of red that remembers
The blood that was shed here for freedom
And the folly of man to his brother
So we may never forget all that pain
To ensure it will not come again
We respect them with silent thoughts
Resist any violent trends
Talk, build bridges, not walls
While the poppies bloom
While silence reigns
Honour those
That are
Gone

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In response to COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 109, HAPPY NOVEMBER – “POETS CHOICE OF WORDS”

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A double mirrored Etheree that is fitting for the time of year – particularly this year.

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Mosaics

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Little pieces
Torn from our hearts
Rearranged memories
Making pictures
To last through time
Until the days
When they are no longer
Remembered
Just seen
As a mystery
From the past

Photo by Scott Bailey

In response to my daily prompt Mosaic

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Jewess

By Scott Bailey © 2014

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

Eva Braun walking dog

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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Scotts Daily Prompt Mosaic

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Mosaic

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Danger

By Scott Bailey © 2014

An ice warning sign
A dark winding country road
Still, they whizz on by

 

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In response to my daily prompt Warning

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Man’s Folly

By Scott Bailey © 2016

She stared at the artefact. It reminded her of a flower. Well, reminded was the wrong word. She had never seen a flower – there were no more left. They had died out long before she had arrived.

Everything had.

But in the last few months, her colleagues had managed to decipher and read the ancient data they had found here and there. They had pieced together a rough history of this dead place. Not much but enough – enough to know what happened.

Enough to know it could happen to them.

Enough to know what a flower looked like.

Before they had died – somebody had carved a final message on this artefact.

‘Man’s final folly!”

She wondered at that. She could not fathom its reasoning.

It was beyond doubt now that this giant metal flower had been the instrument that had called out to them so long ago. Sent its message to the stars.

And they had heard. 20,000 long years ago she and her colleagues had boarded their ship and started on their way.

In all probability, the flower was still broadcasting then. The carver of that message was still breathing good air.

No more.

There was no more good air. There was nothing left to breathe it.

Was puzzled her more was the fact that the remaining histories made it plain that it was foreseeable. Preventable even.

Yet she could also see that their own masters back home could easily make the same mistake. As advanced as they were the path was familiar.

So it was that she and her fellow robotic explorers had taken the decision to delay their trip home. It would take them 20,000 more years to get back with the warning.

This – folly – could send the message quicker. So here they were trying to repair it get it working again.

A desperate battle to avoid the fate of these long dead people who called themselves human beings.

 

In response to my daily prompt Warning

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Scotts Daily Prompt Warning

These Daily Prompts are my attempt to fill the hole left by the now retired Daily Post.

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Warning

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Soak Away

By Scott Bailey © 2018

The tears, the grief, the bitterness
The anger, the revenge and recriminations
They will soak away
Soak away
Into the earth
And feed it

History will take them all
Absorb them, dull them into the distance
Until we are free to look
And try to learn
But the passion is
Soaked away
So the lesson is empty

The truths, the pains, the memories
The holes, the aches and the yearnings
They all soak away
Into the earth
Enrich it

Perhaps
We should hold the pain
Remember
And learn

Drained Land
Image from Pixabay

In response to my daily prompt Soak

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