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Bespoke

By Scott Bailey © 2016 Are we lucky?A comfortable generation?Or is it justThat our chains fit us perfectly?

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Flee

By Scott Bailey © 2016 The cold swallows fleeRiding currents to the southRivers take their time Photo by Skyler Ewing on Pexels.com

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Flight

By Scott Bailey © 2018 Swallows fly freelySoaring high in summer skiesEarthbound fox watches Image from Pixabay

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Mystical

By Scott Bailey © 2016 The mystical chord is missingCongregation of the heartsCohesion of resistanceThe friction that throws up sparks Dragons stir on dripping hoardsSqueeze the bloody stonesBuild their beds on broken bonesTheir hunger ever fed Lore is twisted into chainsChoking all who dreamMystic songs have drained awaySilence reigns Image from Pixabay

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Abide

By Scott Bailey © 2016 Here I abideAmidst the cratersOf too much cultural shellingHere there residesResidual echoesOf now silent voices Stranger music silencedThe pale lord voiceless tooMany last departuresMany miss the fewClinging to the final notesAs lovers do In dark and empty cratersBubbles shadiness and greedA fecund vile concoctionUpon which the beast will feedNeed is the… Continue reading Abide

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Missing

By Scott Bailey © 2016 Never ending beachThe crashing waves repeatingPermanence missing Image from Pixabay

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Swift

By Scott Bailey © 2016 Swifts swoop and dazzleAerobatics in the skyStill, we watch in awe By pau.artigas (Falciot #2 Uploaded by Snowmanradio) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

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Still

By Scott Bailey © 2016 Stood before a wallDreaming of the road beyondStill before a wall Image from Pixabay

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Vanish

By Scott Bailey © 2016 You must rememberWhen waking from reveriesAll your dreams vanish Photo by Ketut Subiyanto on Pexels.com

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Pets

By Scott Bailey © 2016 Let’s play with our petsKeep them happy and contentWhile we milk them dry

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Straight Path

By Scott Bailey © 2015 The Romans had it rightWith their roadsOur roads wanderAnd windAvoiding stuffDrawing closer to other stuffBut it’s all just stuffWe get lostNever arriveOr if we doToo lateToo late Image from Pixabay

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Chains

By Scott Bailey © 2015 Chains are other peopleCages social moresThrow them to the floorBend barsSoar

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Dark Path

By Scott Bailey © 2015 (Musette Poem) SadnessNever endingMadness Will weLearn to tread lightGreed free BurningDreams leaving usYearning Image from Pixabay

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Seafarer

By Scott Bailey © 2015 Seafarer wandering over the waves Fine hair glistening with rime Roaming and riding forgetful tides Living away from life But living True A man Wandering Along forgotten paths Following the ancient ways Expanding his mind in ancient ways Speaking to the earth and the animal guides Silent ghosts that leave his… Continue reading Seafarer

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Blues Bars

By Scott Bailey 2015 It sits right downSits all the way downThen flies above the cloudsSoars high above the cloudsAnd II can’t get thereCan’t weave thatMagic weave The harmony of the heartThe harmony of dreams and thoughtWith the making in the worldThe making of the dayI craveCrave that pathSweet blue pathOf blues bars

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The Lord of the Trees

By Scott Bailey © 2006 I am Herne the Hunter, Lord of the Trees,and you are a leaf blown on the breeze.Echoes and whispers inside your head,set you on the path you were destined to tread. Head of a wolf, eye of a hawk,in the forest, the hooded man shall walk.A man of balance not of gold,Is it… Continue reading The Lord of the Trees

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Cold Morning

By Scott Bailey © 2016 Golden sunlight fillsThe air where the songbirds spillTheir song while frost kills image from Pixabay

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Debt

By Scott Bailey © 1998 Do not lightly discard themwith tales of the foolish bold.They sat for weeks, for months, for yearsin trenches freezing cold.Sometimes feet simply moulderedin the sucking mud.And now and then they’d rise and runand spill their loyal blood. Do not belittle the sufferingof soldiers now long dead.With nothing but talk and… Continue reading Debt

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Over the Top

By Scott Bailey © 2006 The general’s orders are loudOver the shattering shellsThrough the mustard gas cloudThe general’s orders are loudFor privates timid and proudWe hear the tolling of bellsThe general’s orders are loudOver the shattering shells And over the top once againWe face the thundering gunsWe climb from our miry denAnd over the top once… Continue reading Over the Top

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Scrabble Limerick

By Scott Bailey © 2006 A Zen Buddhist Byzantium QueenPlayed saxophone sexy and meanShe just blew jolly jazz,with buzz and pizzazzIn a jacuzzi with Lizzy and Jean

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The Night

By Scott Bailey © 2015 The music of the night!The night of the wolves callingThe calling of the bloodThe bloody business of mineMy feasting time

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Following a Hearse

By Scott Bailey © 2015 The traffic slowedWe were all following a hearseTodayIn respectful frustrationI took the timeTo look aroundAt the rivers and fieldsThat normallySpeed byWe are all following a hearse

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Ages

By Scott Bailey © 1999 In a crumbling house, we gathered,sat around the ancient fire.Logs burnt slow in the hearth,warmed our expectant hearts.Firelight flickered in the darkening eve,We gathered around the elders.sat in large and comfy chairs.Red light upon our faces.We heard of times gone by,and smelt the burning wood.The shadows held safe the past,we… Continue reading Ages

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Dimming Lights

By Scott Bailey © 2015 Lights in grey matterNever reaching the dayPlans uncommittedAs the chance ebbs away A refugee wandererIn dream worlds and cloudsWhere sparks can be realisedAnd escape from the crowds

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Soul

By Scott Bailey © 2015 A soul fullOf tear-stained dreamsAs substantialAs vapourAt the mercyOf whispering winds A storm approaches Image from Pixabay

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Homecoming (Tyburn)

By Scott Bailey © 2015 FlyingSoaringRoastingRoaringMajestic wings spread like thunder cloudsThe dragon has come home to his realm Image from Pixabay