Creative Writing, Family, Haiku, Poetry, Writing

Holding Hands

By Scott Bailey © 2016 Tiny, warm, fragileFingers tightly holding mineTreasured memories Image from Pixabay

Adoption, autism, Family, Health, Journal

One of THOSE days

So TV glamour aside - the reality of living with Autism in the family. I ended the weekend totally exhausted. Went to work determined to leave it all behind me and concentrate on a major project which culminates tomorrow - when we retire two old websites and divert all the users to the newer current… Continue reading One of THOSE days

Family, Journal

New Superhero Idea

My eldest - aged 8 - came up to me today and proposed his idea for a new superhero, with a grin - he relayed it. It's a man who gets bitten by a radioactive man and gets all the powers of a man. It's Man-Man! That's displaying quite sophisticated humour, I think.    

Creative Writing, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry, Writing

A Spring of Dreams – Splosh

Splosh By Scott Bailey © 2014 Splosh And a little erosion Helped on By little hands Joy is free   Available as Kindle or hardback from Amazon or CreateSpace       http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk  

Family, General, Health, Work

Bouncing Frogs and Manic Birds

It's been a strange week. I have taken some time off. Partly because the kids are on half term. Partly because a week today I start my new job so not sure when I will next be able to take time off for a while. Partly because we are still reeling a bit from the… Continue reading Bouncing Frogs and Manic Birds

Family

Just Like Spiderman

Putting our youngest to bed tonight I pulled off his socks to find his feet lined with sellotape? I asked him what that was all about. He rolled his eyes and sighed. "So I can be spiderman, Daddy!" Of course. Obvious.

Creative Writing, Health, Poetry, Writing

Scars

By Scott Bailey © 2015 There is a small group of people I do not know them But they watched my tears As I watched him die And they carry that moment In their hearts I hope They find it strengthens them Like a scar Or a broken bone It does not me

Family

Exactly 6 years ago today! (via timehop.com)

http://timehop.com/c/fuv:159579473451:10153292991413452:10420123:69f84

Creative Writing, Family, General, Work, Writing

Absence and the heart

You know what they say - hopefully there' something in it as I have been a bit quiet on here lately. Work has been hectic and have been doing a lot of late nights. This is partly due to trying to get everything done before this coming week - as we are off on our… Continue reading Absence and the heart

Family, General

A sunny and refreshing weekend

We had a lovely relaxing time this weekend. Saturday was courtesy of one of Alexander's school friends birthday party held at a local farm attraction - which included a playground and a miniature train. Perfect! We could sit back and let them have fun. Sunday was a combination of a walk along the coast and… Continue reading A sunny and refreshing weekend

Family, General

Thank you!

First of all - many thanks for all the birthday wishes - this is for my friends and family reading this via Facebook. I haven't had the time to respond. It has been a very very stressful week at work with all kinds of stuff going on from resignations to shareholder meetings to urgent product… Continue reading Thank you!

Adoption, Daily Prompt, Family

Plead the Fifth

In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: "Plead the Fifth." The question I find hard to answer - How many kids have you had. I have two - one by birth - one adopted. But we have had three - and whenever I say two it feels like we are betraying the memory of… Continue reading Plead the Fifth

Daily Prompt, Family, General, Poetry, Writing

Zombie Apocalypse?

In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: "A Moment in Time." Zombie Apocalypse? By Scott Bailey © 2015 From paper to cheek Paint is slapped with joyful glee Release the zombie!

Family, General, Poetry, Writing

Memories that made me smile

For some reason WordPress won't let me re-blog tonight! So am posting the text of the original here: I was working though my old blog articles, gathering together all my old poems from the Year long poem a day challenge for publication  - when I came across this. Alexander was only about three at the… Continue reading Memories that made me smile

Adoption, Family, Financial, General, Health, Science Fiction, Work, Writing

Forgetting it all for the weekend

So it seems the moment I signed up for NaNoWriMo the pressure from all sides of my life takes off like a rocket. Work has become more and more stressful. To the point of the web site having major problems last thing Friday night. At this point I was so sick with stress I decided… Continue reading Forgetting it all for the weekend

Adoption, Family, General, Health, Work, Writing

NaNoWriMo and life.

So those few who follow my blog (and despite nearly 500 followers I know only a few are regular followers) will have noticed a drastic drop in my output. Since finishing my year of a poem a day I have done very little since. This is despite my promise to myself to keep up the… Continue reading NaNoWriMo and life.

Family, Financial, General, Work

Goodbye Goldie

So we have just had one of the wettest weekends we have seen for ages - and of course it was a bank holiday. But we were determined to have fun and relax. Especially after I had a day of total crisis at work - the stress after-shocks of which I am still feeling. Anyway,… Continue reading Goodbye Goldie

General, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry, Writing

Poem a day challenge #358 (Splosh)

Splosh By Scott Bailey © 2014 Splosh And a little erosion Helped on By little hands Joy is free Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel Mankind Limited

General, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry, Writing

Poem a day challenge #305 (A New Path)

A New Path By Scott Bailey © 2014 Dawn will bring New joy for some Sadness for other A new road for little feet Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel Mankind Limited

General, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry, Writing

Poem a day challenge #303 (Dadda)

Dadda By Scott Bailey © 2014 I think I have broken my toe But I am just too tired to know Stubbed it on a childproof gate Too tired to see it until too late But the pain and the weariness melt away Into warmth when you hear them say Dadda and they give you… Continue reading Poem a day challenge #303 (Dadda)

General, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry, Writing

Poem a day challenge #260 (Thin Fences)

Thin Fences By Scott Bailey © 2014 Two men wake Two men go to work Kiss their children goodbye Work Earn their wages Provide Come home Love their children Make love to their wives Sleep One man sends the other A bomb in a package Nothing between these men But a thin fence And hate… Continue reading Poem a day challenge #260 (Thin Fences)

General, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry, Writing

Poem a day challenge #233 (The Children of Thunder)

The Children of Thunder By Scott Bailey © 2014 Rising up and crashing down On the cold, dark northern sea Through hail and thunder, rain and show The dark behind we flee Filled with fear and hunger From their lands bereft They gorged their souls on anger Till nothing else was left They crashed upon… Continue reading Poem a day challenge #233 (The Children of Thunder)

Family, General

When did you understand death?

When did it become real and thereby lay you open to its impact? Personally, I cannot remember. There was no defining moment of clarity that is salient in my memories. It must have come in slow parcels of cognition until it formed a picture I could comprehend. Or maybe I still don't understand it. Growing… Continue reading When did you understand death?

General, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry, Writing

Poem a day challenge #151 (Party)

Party By Scott Bailey © 2013 Passing the parcel Noisy musical statues Children’s birthday joy Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel Mankind Limited

General, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry, Writing

Poem a Day Challenge #38 (Beach)

Another new form - called a Joseph's Star See details here  Beach By Scott Bailey © 2013   Beach Crashing waves A boy in heaven A joyous light in his eyes So his parent's hearts are warmed to see his delight Smiles on the Beach Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb