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Screaming

In response to Scott’s Daily Prompt, Grown up

In our depths 
There is a repressed scream
Distant
Held back 
Leaking through 
As stress
As inexplicable grief
As depression 
But what that scream really is
Is the child inside
Yearning for escape
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Sonnet for our Times

By Scott Bailey © 2013

So it seems to me that beyond the news
Beyond the web of the media spin
There are places still where the only views
Are battlegrounds full of unearthly din

I see the most pious places burning
Where the holy words still hold high accord
Where simple souls for peace are still yearning
The peace that those holy words won’t afford

Yet here where reason and science abound
We live comfy lives secure in our ways
No bombs rain down on our manicured ground
There is no revolt, no passion ablaze

There’s something wrong with this picture I see
Is it really this way, can you tell me?

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 06/03/2022

Today’s prompt is. All grown up

When was the first time you really felt like a grown up (if ever)?