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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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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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Twines

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Silver twinesintricate wiresthin and delicatestretching from misty pastto infinite futureEach one a storya thread of lifeTwisting they come togetherWinding, entwiningFurther down the roadThe twines form a ropeStrongerOlderWiserThickerStiffer Image from Pixabay Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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So It Goes

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Stereotypical headlinesReactions just the sameAmple opportunityTo apportion blame Night time is for thinkingSorting truth from liesBut in the sunshine mornDreams just fly So it goes Image from Pixabay Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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A Spring of Dreams – Nation

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Kerching! Kerchang! Pow!Our economy picks up!Soul still desolate.  

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A Spring of Dreams – Butterfly

Butterfly By Scott Bailey © 2014 Sod the camouflageBe resplendent in the sunFlutter high and shine Photo by Scott Bailey Available as Kindle or hardback from Amazon

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Daggers

By Scott Bailey © 2014 A dagger can be subtleNot just a sharp stabbing toolCan slowly cut away supportsUntil they fray with timeAnd then it only takesA single little pluckAnd all comes crashing downThe betrayers hand unknown Photo by Jaime Reimer on Pexels.com

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Red

By Scott Bailey © 2013 RedSwathes in fieldsToo many Black and whiteThe headlinesThat sowed the seed GreyThe problemsThe ethicsThe guns Yellowthe gasand the memories RedRemembranceand ledger Photo by Bogdan R. Anton on Pexels.com

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Eyes (A Septolet)

By Scott Bailey © 2013 EyesRed and rawSeen too much FilledWith workand billsand tears Image from Pixabay

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Words – A Spring of Dreams

A Spring of Dreams⁠⁠365 poems of different forms and moods. A poem a day for a year.⁠⁠

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Time Between Times

By Scott Bailey © 2015 This is the half-lightThe magic timeDeep blue lightFresh born starsTales weavingIn expectant airFirelight dimmingShadows creepTales weavingDreams conceivedPast is closeThe dead draw nearTo hearTales weavingWith living breath Image from Pixabay http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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A Spring of Dreams

365 poems of different forms and moods. A poem a day for a year. Read in a Spring of Dreams now.

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The Coalman

By Scott Bailey © 1999 With his faithful tartan cap, its bobble flicking black dust into the air.Holding in that tousled and already greying hair.With half hundred weight of coal to deliver down the street.With his smiling green lorry, tiny windows at his feet.Walking up the narrow path, a smile upon his face.Care worn lines… Continue reading The Coalman

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Perhaps

  By Scott Bailey © 2013 In an unremarkable flatNext to a noisy tapas barIs where, perhaps, Hawkins might dieFolded in his chairIt will not be rememberedUnlike his remarkable mindSuch are the vagaries of life and deathBoth ridiculous and sublime Read more in A Spring of Dreams

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Alcyone (Pleiades)

By Scott Bailey © 2013 English: Alcyon, in Pleiades Star Cluster (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Another spirit lostAwash in the swell and foamAnguished over lost loveAnger dealt him the blowArising from the seaAlighting on the airA bright bird arises http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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News

By Scott Bailey © 2013 What’s behind the storyWhat is the reason for that newsWho gets the benefit, the prizeThe envelope with the breadThe law successfully passedThe company tracked greasedSomebody’s life made easierAt the cost of somebody else  www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Steely Stress

By Scott Bailey © 2013 The lights on the corners of the boxes of steel Are giving me a pain in the head Like the fools who drive slowly in the outside lane They are driving but their brains are dead They have a purpose those lights you see And I expect them to flash… Continue reading Steely Stress

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Web

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Glistening silverA delicate spider webFallen tree around Image from Pixabay Originally published in A Spring of Dreams http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Evening Beach

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Splashing on the beach Throwing pebbles in the surf With red sun sinking Originally published in A Spring of Dreams http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Intolerance

By Scott Bailey © 2013 I am a tolerant man no more Intolerant of inequalityAnd all who promote itIntolerant of injusticeAnd all those who peddle itTime to make the worldThe way it should be Image from Pixabay Originally published in A Spring of Dreams http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Society

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Is societyTension on the webs betweenElites and masses Image from Pixabay Originally published in A Spring of Dreams http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Poor Race

By Scott Bailey © 2013 As a raceWe should step upTo eliminate the gapBetween the haves and the have-notsBetween the singers with their bling and the slaves on the lineBetween the bankers with their blank cheques and the children in povertyFor most of history most men women and childrenLived in misery, died hungry.We are a… Continue reading Poor Race

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Wonder Shore

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Photo Credit: Scott Bailey 2013 Back from the shoreInto my arms.After an exploreIn a world of charms A world full of wonderMystery and funOf beaches and crabsAnd space to run Breathing salty airHearing laughter ringDancing without a careOf what tomorrow may bring So dance some more my sonEnjoy the sun… Continue reading Wonder Shore

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Flown

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Another one lostToo short, too precious, and goneLittle heart flown high http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Autumn

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Autumn golden browncovers the hard icy grounda leafy carpet Image from Pixabay Originally published in A Spring of Dreams http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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The Songbird

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Bird sings by the pool in the spring in a soft cool breeze her voice a sweet sound Originally published in A Spring of Dreams http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Through the Glass (Villanelle)

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Slowly the shadows pass As memories retreat and fade Passing beyond the glass Like springtime budding grass New joys together are made Slowly the shadows pass This pain we will surpass And sunbeams will cascade Passing beyond the glass Though sometimes the shattered glass Will cut us like a blade… Continue reading Through the Glass (Villanelle)

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Energy

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Starlight is silentWaves crash and roar on the shoreThen there is matter http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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The Conduit

By Scott Bailey © 2013 A conduit, a bridge or a gateway.It goes under many old names.Open it with wonder and reverence,For the spell will then be underway. The weakest of hands can undo itThe portal of magical waysConnecting one mind to anotherWith a delicate ethereal wave. Some portals are heavy and dustySome dance with electrical… Continue reading The Conduit

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Trees

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Two treesOld as memorySome leaves fallenA root cut offTwo treesExploredExaminedNoted down.Two trees drawn togetherForever entwined. http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk Image from Pixabay

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Bricks

Image from Pixabay by Scott Bailey © 2013 Coloured bricks Red, blue, yellow, white and many more. Many shapes Many sizes No limits Many surprises. Build a fire engine, A house, a school, A lake, a park, a city, a town. A space station and spaceships and an alien host. A castle, a bridge a… Continue reading Bricks

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Class of Blood

By Scott Bailey © 2013 You people don’t understand. It’s tradition. It’s sport. It’s in our genes. Blood. Jobs are created By the sport we choose. By the blood we shed. Surely that’s enough. Of course The same can’t be said For you And your cock fights.  www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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The Man in the Tree

By Scott Bailey © 2013 English: Green Man. This superb Green Man is carved into an old tree stump near to the Teversal Trails Visitors Centre. The Teversal Trails are concessionary footpaths that cover a range of old railway tracks and Colliery land. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The man in the treeThe plankThe turned legThe jointThe… Continue reading The Man in the Tree

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Green Fingers

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Photo Credit: Scott Bailey © 2008 Green fingers Rip open the rusty shell Slow tendrils with irresistible grasp. Dealt with by a blade or a chemical wash They will be back. In time victory will be theirs. http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Silver

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Shining argent in sunlight or silver sheen in the rain Letter, rings, lions. Phoenix or tiny names Even flying angels and leaping fluid cats. Bright, alluring but for many The last thing they will see. Image from Pixabay Originally published in A Spring of Dreams http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Dreams in the Universe

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Motes of dust So we have been described Floating in the vastness of time and space Small, inconsequential. Dust motes made of dust from ancient dead stars. Yet. So far. Amongst all we see, the starfields of diamond dust, the ancient piercing light, the glowing, magical, wispy nebulae, the rainbow… Continue reading Dreams in the Universe

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Runs Through Trees

By Scott Bailey © 2013  Slowly shifting canopyLayer on layer soft light greenWaving like courtesan fans.Sun winking through. Seedlings drifting down sunbeamsDappled brown leafy ground.Scent of earth.Rough feel of bark. Through this, I run!And the forest’s essenceenters my sensesvitalises my blood! Image from Pixabay http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Summer Clouds

By Scott Bailey A quavering waveof light in the summer cloudsas the sun goes down. http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Sparks

By Scott Bailey © 2013 A sad shadow falls Casting gloom over our dreams: Sparks dispel the dark! Check out my author website for more details

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Walls

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Yet another wall How many before we’re home? Prevaricating Originally published in A Spring of Dreams http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Who’s the Fool

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Listen to all the anger Hark at all the fury Just remember that You no longer own the jury Humiliate the whistleblower Make him out a fool Wielding propaganda Like an old blunt tool Don’t you know we’re cynics now We can see through all the lies You will have… Continue reading Who’s the Fool

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Star Fathers

 A Lanturne By Scott Bailey © 2013 Stars Magic Fathers dance Under dark trees Dream   Originally published in A Spring of Dreams http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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A Lost Forest

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Bright flakes of light in dappled leaves that float on down where saplings grow and settle low And earthy scents rise in the air As underfoot leaves crunch and fold red-brown and gold The rusty fence that holds it in it holds us too back from that time when we… Continue reading A Lost Forest

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Tsuma (A Katauta)

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Silky dress caress Swishing – lighting my desire For your loving touch   Originally published in A Spring of Dreams http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Sometimes

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Sometimes the things we are due do not arrive Sometimes that precious parcel is lost Sometimes the blows are more than we think we can survive But we do It is the ancient sadness of humanity Happiness has such frailty   Originally published in A Spring of Dreams http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Change

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Shouting into the hole that is the whole Nothing back. Raging against the system that is all Nothing changed. Staring at the box with the box. Nothing gained. Justifying every move you make Not explained.  Time to change. Originally published in A Spring of Dreams http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk