Creative Writing, Poetry, Tanka, Writing

Entrapment

By Scott Bailey © 2018 The things that we hoardEntrance us and enslave usA lifetime of toilTo sit on an empty throneWhy not take the easy road Image from Pixabay

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Enchanted Forest

By Scott Bailey © 2018 ForestVerdant, aliveRoots reaching out and downBranches stretching up to the skySpellbound Image from Pixabay #Cinquain

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Together

By Scott Bailey © 2018 A little more giveAnd a lot less just takingMore uplifting handsIf we just stop competingIvory towers will fall Image from Pixabay

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Merry

By Scott Bailey © 2018 HobbitBrave BrandybuckBringing sense to his friendsFinding honour in Rohan’s ranksSmall knight #cinquain

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Passion

By Scott Bailey © 2018 Passion Wanes while years pass Becomes something finer Matured, refined, rich with wisdom Mellowed Do not be fooled by its calmness Maturity and depth Do not weaken Passion Image from Pixabay #Cinquain #Butterfly-Cinquain

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The Long Dark Night

By Scott Bailey © 2018 Orange King of the hues When autumn starts to fall Slowly, fear steals over the land Chilling In response to COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 104, HAPPY OCTOBER – “POETS CHOICE OF WORDS” Check the link for the guidelines and rules And if you are feeling in the… Continue reading The Long Dark Night

Cinquain, Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Follow

By Scott Bailey © 2018 Starting Taking small steps Closely follow the guide Take every instruction to heart Ending In response to COLLEEN’S #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE RECAP NO. 100, “POET’S CHOICE OF WORDS” Check the link for the guidelines and rules A cinquain this week #cinquain

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Sun Cycles

By Scott Bailey © 2018 Dawn spills on the land Sharing its free, warm bounty Nurturing the seeds Feeding the grazers in turn Then stolen by the hunters In response to COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 90, “Give & Receive,” #SYNONYMSONLY An attempt at a Tanka #Tanka

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Swansong

By Scott Bailey © 2018 Swansong All clap along As the end approaches And the triumph lifts us all high Cheering In response to Colleen’s 2018 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 82 – The May Day Edition: SING & CELEBRATE #SynonymsOnly A cinquain this week #cinquain

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Thunder

Arise To the thunder The raging of the skies Rain, that splits the drought asunder Rejoice Tremble Beneath the aweful majesty Of natures might roar Making your heart Thunder   In response to Colleen’s 2018 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 76: JOY & FURY, #SnyonymnsOnly Had a go at a reverse cinquain this time.… Continue reading Thunder

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COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 75: “PATIENCE & GREEN” #SNYNONYMSONLY

Nature Claws back its realm Over many ages Verdant fingers prying apart Even The strongest of our creations With persistence of growth Old and fertile Mother In response to COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 75: “PATIENCE & GREEN” #SNYNONYMSONLY Had a go at a butterfly cinquain this time - and I had the… Continue reading COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 75: “PATIENCE & GREEN” #SNYNONYMSONLY