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Candles

By Scott Bailey © 2013 One lumenThe light of a candleIt can be seen they sayFor many milesCandles burn tonightOne for each lost angelLight that will been seen over many yearsStill bright in our mindsA million candlesA fiery sun of bittersweet memoriesThe burning potentialOf lives that never were Image from Pixabay Originally published in A… Continue reading Candles

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The Pool

By Scott Bailey © 2013 They trickle inThe protesters, the bitter, the dispossessed, the poorThey swirl in slow currentsExchanging thoughts, views, ideas.An oasis for the outcasts The Man sits by the poolAnd fishesTaking what he needsWatching the rest The pool holds no threat Image from Pixabay

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The Forest

In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, Places The forest Is always calling Deep in my heart The scent of fern and bark Takes me back To where I belong Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

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Bubbles Bursting

By Scott Bailey © 2014 All around meLiesThe ruins of youngDreamsAway from me hopeFliesBursting at theSeamsSo where to goNowThe truth has beenExposedWhen you don’t knowHowTo let go what youSupposedFind a new path toWalkStep up to theTaskStart the do and stop theTalkStart the make and stop theAskMan up and face theTruthYou’ve faced worse andSurvivedYou're longer in… Continue reading Bubbles Bursting

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Wormhole

In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, Back to the Future I whispered through a wormhole Sending back words Of wisdom to myself Be braver - I said. Take risks - have more confidence Avoid this safe, stable life I look back on It must have worked Now, I rule the world with terror Photo by… Continue reading Wormhole

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Memory of Dreams

In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, First light I awoke I remembered my dream My oldest friend And I On holiday On a strange island We were going glassblowing He dashed ahead I lost him I panicked Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com I know dreams don't really mean anything - but this surely means my… Continue reading Memory of Dreams

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Tragedy of Apathy

In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, Comedy of Errors It’s 2022 It true But still There’s a madman With his finger on the button Our zenith has passed We missed the chance To progress beyond Our nature Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com OK - nothing to do with the prompt really - apart from that's… Continue reading Tragedy of Apathy

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Owners Guide to Cattle

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Keep them on the vergeOf being panickedKeep them unsureAnd afraidWhip them into a frenzyThen collect the coin they makeProd them where you need them to go Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

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Happy Ever After

In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, Happy ever after Happy ever after? We all know This is consigned to fairy tales Why In this century Are we still driven by greed To war? Photo by Kris Mu00f8klebust on Pexels.com

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None

By Scott Bailey © 2017 None can understand meOur inner teen criesAnd so the world hurlsAnd churnsOn and on and on Image from Pixabay

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A Bird in the Hand

In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, Cliche A bird in the hand Is not worth Two in the bush The two in the bush are free The one in the hand will wither The two in the bush will multiply Bring forth bounty The one in the hand will need feeding Care and Tenderness The… Continue reading A Bird in the Hand

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15 Years

In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, Buffalo Nickel I found a coin From 2007 I was newly married Brown was a new PM Helicopters and coaches crashed Here and there I started a new job We were still in Europe We didn't know the joys And the horrors to come In the next 15 years… Continue reading 15 Years

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Concert

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Speaker throbs with bassNotes leap higher and higherFeedback thrills the crowd Photo by Wendy Wei on Pexels.com

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Old Silver

By Scott Bailey © 2014 The purr of the projectorWarm popcorn scentDust motes dancing in the lightDeep, dusty heavy red drapesMumbles and fumbles in the shadowsHand brushing hand by chanceClose, sweet breath and perfumeThe excitement of the old silver screen Image from Pixabay Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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Boxy

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Worn out, knackered, doneA brimful of boxy funIn old Legoland Image from Pixabay Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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Deep Roots

By Scott Bailey © 2017 The roots of the trees are deepIn the deep of the old old forestDigging in the dirt, drinking in the earthLong are the memoriesThe past seeping slowly fromRoot to trunk to branch to leafContemplatingRipped up.Houses built. Image by Filipes from Pixabay

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Grey

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Gunmetal greyBlood-red lettersProfessional presentationBusinesslikeGuns and Blood and BusinessBedfellows for eternity Image by Pexels from Pixabay

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Latecomer

By Scott Bailey © 2017 The latecomer arrivesThe stragglerMoving slowly and surelyYouth spentOnly to findEveryone else departedLeaving himWith only their mistakes Photo by Rene Asmussen on Pexels.com

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The Eye

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Behold the great eyeWatching through the trees, maybeJust a butterfly

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The Swan

In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, Mentors The Swan glided byRememberingIts days as a cygnetMesmerised by its mentors Now it knewTheir lessons were empty Now he choseHis mentors more wisely

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Curse

By Scott Bailey © 2017 The tiger cursesBeautiful, perfect peltThe hunter's desire Photo by GEORGE DESIPRIS on Pexels.com

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Pride

In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, Proud I have been proud Recently My colleagues, friends, loved ones Told me Well done I swelled Ah I am easily led To that fall Photo by RODNAE Productions on Pexels.com

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Ode to my Wife

In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, Cupid's Arrow Through glass doors, I saw your eyes They struck me that very first time And as you waited, I felt surprise And bells began to chime I had been resigned until that day To accept a single life Now it seemed I must find a way To… Continue reading Ode to my Wife

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Wonders

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Starlings swooping downAs they spy the big cityWonders await them Image by Unachicalinda from Pixabay

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The Politician’s Apology

In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, Shoulda, coulda, woulda Shoulda done more Coulda done more Would have done more But There was this And there was that We did our best Under the circumstances We did Better than them Better than we thought So We apologise For earth we left you We enjoyed it while… Continue reading The Politician’s Apology

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Blind (Etheree)

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Weare blindto the truthEverydaySuffering goes onAnd we deny it allUnable to find a wayThrough the maze of our modern livesTo a place where we can be ourselvesAnd hold out that hand that helps our neighbour Instead we clench our hand in a tight fistHolding tight onto what we have gainedNot… Continue reading Blind (Etheree)

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I Write

In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, All about you I can’t contain my dreams So I write I can’t speak with eloquence So I write I cannot fly So I write I cannot stand and fight So I write I cannot remember So I write I cannot still my fears So I write There is… Continue reading I Write

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Fragmented Memories

In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, Whoa Ballons in a duvet An attack on the Martian Embassy Wome in bras jogging In the moonlight A car overturned Sneaking through The grounds on MI5 Wouldn’t you like to know…. Photo by JJ Jordan on Pexels.com

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A Spring of Dreams – Trench

Trench By Scott Bailey © 2013 Dancing with my wife,last week the telegraph came:Coughs ring round the trench. Available as Kindle or hardback from Amazon

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Childhood

In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, Childhood revisited Don’t be so afraid child Fear will stifle you Fear will cage you in Nothing is as bad As you fear So live Smile And savour passion Photo by Alexandr Podvalny on Pexels.com

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On the Cusp

By Scott Bailey © 2017 On the cuspOf hell andSomething elseWho knows what Photo by @joagbriel on Pexels.com

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Sins

In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, Karma Chameleon The sins I must have committed To deserve my luck I hope I enjoyed them Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com

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Prudence

By Scott Bailey © 2016 PrudenceSaves meFrom rash actsAnd decisionsDamn prudenceI need to fly! Image by Public Co from Pixabay

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Civilised

In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, Right to Health Can we call ourselves civilised? If we do not care For every last person Who needs it Photo by Vidal Balielo Jr. on Pexels.com

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The Siege of the Stupid

By Scott Bailey © 2017 We have handed over our passportBattered down the hatchesIn a siege of our own designingSome feeling smug justificationOthers wondering if they should have done moreAll responsibleAll of usRemember thisHuddled behind our wallsWhen the hunger strikes Photo by Anthony Beck on Pexels.com

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Fortune

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Fortune favours the boldRisk equals successPeople stop seeing riskAnd hand over their cashTheir timeTheir labourTheir livesThe minority shineThe majority are mesmerisedWhile they fall

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Phone

In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, Call me maybe A phone Is a clock A calculator A camera A notebook A console A radio A TV A movie screen A book An encyclopedia A chain A cage Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com

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Territory

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Territory shrinksAs the walls rise againAnd the drawbridge is raisedThe world is smaller The worst of timesFrom long agoAre opiumEntertainmentSleight of mind MeanwhileTerry the TorySniggers behindFake prideAnd cheap beer ProtestIs the latest sportAvariceThe virtue of power Photo by Aaditya Arora on Pexels.com

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Changes

In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes  Green and quiet With a gentle breeze Sunlight warming A cool drink Solitude Then I am ready Photo by Saliha on Pexels.com

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The Elixir

By Scott Bailey © 2017 The ElixirSwept through the voidHuntingStars glinting off theSilver skinThe peak of human inventionEmpty and silent Photo by SpaceX on Pexels.com

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Writing room

In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, Writing room   Green and quiet With a gentle breeze Sunlight warming A cool drink Solitude Then I am ready Photo by Negative Space on Pexels.com

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Seasons

By Scott Bailey © 2017 I’m fresh out of springBeyond the long summer daysWinter is coming Photo by Jessica Lewis Creative on Pexels.com

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Air Miles

In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, Think global, act local!   We must treasure those Who are close and are willing To help those afar Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

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Blue Eyes

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Blue eyes turned purpleDeep purple and very stillWatching all my life Image from PIxabay Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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Flangiprop

In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, Flangiprop!  Flangiprop: Iscis tulartart Iscis tulartart Savvy savvy sah Holah iniquit Everar tala Notah Photo by Mo on Pexels.com

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Purple Eye

By Scott Bailey © 2014 From the purple eye of deathThe last exhaled breathComes an aweful doomAnd darkness starts to loom It dims the roads once brightQuenches golden lightSends tremors through the landLike my trembling hand Trembling on the keyThat sets the danger freeReleasing purging fireBorn from grief and ire Fear will bring the darkAnd… Continue reading Purple Eye

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Burnt

In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, Burnt Ashes to Ashes Photo by Ivan Torres on Pexels.com

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Purple Star

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Deep bright purple star.Piercing from the depths of roiling blue gas cloudsAnd a million billion starsOutshining Venus and MarsSwathes like silver​ pathsSome gathered in spiral wheelsAnd between them in the sparse dark spacesShips blink and travel on by.A memory from the deepest well of childhood.A memory that could not have… Continue reading Purple Star

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Fire

In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, Burning down the house The mountain rained fire Castle trembled, emptied of life In time, forgotten Photo by Tomu00e1u0161 Malu00edk on Pexels.com

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Meaningless

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Meaningless Less meaning All our words Our angry words Falling on deaf ears Met with serious frowns Hiding sneering laughter Less Less Nothing Only the attempt Gives us life