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Fireworks

By Scott Bailey © 2013 (A triolet) Hand in hand we all walk tonightMother, Father and loving sonWatching darkness bursting with lightHand in hand we all walk tonightSky flowers blooming burn our sightThis time of year is always funHand in hand we all walk tonightMother, Father and loving son Originally published in A Spring of… Continue reading Fireworks

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Giving

By Scott Bailey © 2015 Life gives us all giftsWonderful, tearful, joyfulDeath gathers them back Image from Pixabay

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Food Chain

By Scott Bailey © 2018 The carnivoresCruisingAmong the vegetariansOnly the toughestWeeds will surviveThis Image from Pixabay

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Demons

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Trick or treatingWith our sonFor the first timeWishing the otherWere hereAs the demons cavortand danceGathering their lootDoing their worstOther flesh freezesStarved of food and hopeIs one man’s funAnother’s murder? Image from Pixabay Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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To the Bone

By Scott Bailey © 2013 A pounding headacheThe fruit of today’s labourNow going to sleep Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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Dancing Waves

By Scott Bailey © 2018 CelebratoryThe warming rays of the sunMaking the waves dance Image from Pixabay #haiku

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Poppies

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Time for the flowers to bloom againRedLike bloodThat was shedA century agoAnd every day sinceOne dayThey will be white Image from Pixabay Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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Stick in the Mud

By Scott Bailey © 2018 If I am a studentOf lifeThe lessonsAre lostOn meAs I can changeNothingStuckIn the proverbialMud Image from Pixabay

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Party

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Passing the parcelNoisy musical statuesChildren’s birthday joy Image from Pixabay Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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Storm

By Scott Bailey © 2018 Tyrant storm ragesLashes the land in furyStill, the flood brings hope Image from Pixabay

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Hindsight

By Scott Bailey © 2018 Age lends hindsight depthWisdom accrued painfullyIt still doesn’t help Image from Pixabay

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Man

By Scott Bailey © 2013 I am the hunterThe bringer down of preyThe destroyerThe shadowThe bringer of fear.I am the master of warThe hoarder of richesThe steel lordThe holder of lightningI am strength and glory So why do I still struggle in vain Image from Pixabay http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Those Who Wait

By Scott Bailey © 2018 There was a white fleck on that dark skin. Tiny and mysterious. Despite his situation, despite his thirst and an undetermined, lurking threat Dan was drawn to that fleck. It sat on his captor’s left cheek, just beneath the deep well of his eye. Neither the man’s sweat or occasional movements… Continue reading Those Who Wait

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I/O

By Scott Bailey © 2013 The information superhighwayIt is a heavyweightData, redundancyProcessesAlertsObjectificationFramesPresentations and investorsResponseTimeHigh availabilityValidityTechnical, radical, practical, logicalBalancing loadStressesTestingTestingTest CravingSimplicity Image from Pixabay Originally published in A Spring of Dreams http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Spokesperson

By Scott Bailey © 2018 A spokespersonThat one who speaksHas their own agendaAnd will renderYour willTo theirsThere’sA truthTo ponder

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Together

By Scott Bailey © 2018 A little more giveAnd a lot less just takingMore uplifting handsIf we just stop competingIvory towers will fall Image from Pixabay

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Tournament

By Scott Bailey © 2018 In life's tournamentThere are Kings and QueensFor whom the suffering and painIs entertainmentThere are fightersThere are spectatorsThere are hawkers of waresThere are thievesBut most of usAre picking upThe horses shit Photo by Scott Bailey

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Words

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Master of wordsBy words masteredMany a politician can claimThose that abuse the powerBy which they roseWill be bitten by the beast they tamed Such is the realityWe choose to believeBut the truth we know is worseWhere corruption rulesIt protects its ownMostly, the corrupt rule Image from Pixabay Originally published in… Continue reading Words

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The Wild is Calling

By Scott Bailey © 2018 The wild is callingFeel the breezeThe scent of treesThe hunt!Feel the groundRise and fallFeel heart poundHeed the call But tomorrowI will sit againAt my deskAnd fearMistakes and failureDo my bestDo the right thing And the wild will still callUntilI answer Image from Pixabay

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Midnight

By Scott Bailey © 2018 ThereA girl called midnightA fighterA loverA spyDanced free and deep in the valleysBeneath a dark starry sky She hailed from the landsOf our fathersWith hair as dark as the nightAnd eyes a grey as the waterWhere the bones of her enemiesLie No knight would come to her rescueThe dragon she rode… Continue reading Midnight

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Deter

By Scott Bailey © 2018 DeterrentsSilently waitingMighty weaponsHushed deathDeterringBut who will deterThe stupidityThat made themNecessary Image from Pixabay

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Merry

By Scott Bailey © 2018 HobbitBrave BrandybuckBringing sense to his friendsFinding honour in Rohan’s ranksSmall knight #cinquain

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Passion

By Scott Bailey © 2018 Passion Wanes while years pass Becomes something finer Matured, refined, rich with wisdom Mellowed Do not be fooled by its calmness Maturity and depth Do not weaken Passion Image from Pixabay #Cinquain #Butterfly-Cinquain

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Broken Eggs

By Scott Bailey © 2017 A new clutch of chicksAwaken to a cold dawnThe fox scents a chance Image from Pixabay

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Night Forest

By Scott Bailey © 2013 A silver sylph slips silent through the treesSpreading silver stardust upon the treesDisappearing into the deep shadowsWhere foxes hunt Image from Pixabay Image from Pixabay Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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Life and Death

By Scott Bailey © 2016 Potential new lifeExcitement when waters breakNew life brings us cheer Six forever hoursCaressing a fading pulseAll cheer drains away Image from Pixabay

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The Dark

By Scott Bailey © 2013 The darkness where the heart beats fastThe shadows where no moonlight’s castThe deepest dell of starless nightsGleaming eyes the only light The sound of cold and ancient breathOn the breeze the scent of deathA rustle from behind the treesA snapping twig the blood to freeze The conflict of the fight​… Continue reading The Dark