Remembrance


By Scott Bailey © 2018 Gone The sound The thunder No silence reigns And the poppies bloom Nodding respectfully To the brave that lay beneath The swathe of red that remembers The blood that was shed here for freedom And the folly of man to his brother So we may never forget all that pain … Continue reading Remembrance

Future


By Scott Bailey © 2018 This is serious The future makes me tremble These frightening days In response to COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 108, “AFRAID & GRAVE,” #SYNONYMSONLY Check the link for the guidelines and rules A senryu (sort of) this week. Very late and a little hurried   #senryu

Lost Realm


By Scott Bailey © 2018 For a sweet moment This green forest was all mine My own secret realm Now, it is fenced off, private Playground of the privileged In response to COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 107, “HAUNT & SPELL,” #SYNONYMSONLY Check the link for the guidelines and rules A tanka this … Continue reading Lost Realm

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

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