Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Following a Hearse

By Scott Bailey © 2015 The traffic slowedWe were all following a hearseTodayIn respectful frustrationI took the timeTo look aroundAt the rivers and fieldsThat normallySpeed byWe are all following a hearse

Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Following a Hearse

By Scott Bailey © 2015 The traffic slowedWe were all following a hearseTodayIn respectful frustrationI took the timeTo look aroundAt the rivers and fieldsThat normallySpeed byWe are all following a hearse

Creative Writing, General, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry, Writing

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

Creative Writing, General, Poetry, Writing

The Name is…

The Name is.. By Scott Bailey © 2015 Death and lust Entwined in one Both without A thought Both with Expert care Sheer red satin Ripped to shreds Blood red Pale skin Gun metal grey In cold blue eyes And a name That beats hearts Passion and fear And steel And lead Death and lust And… Continue reading The Name is…

Blogging101, Short Stories, Writing

Not Enough Sleep

Today's blogging101 task was Try (Another) Blogging Event So I chose this one - TAKE THE 50-WORD STORY CHALLENGE It has ten prompts - I have only done one so far but will try to update all ten before the month is out! As if I didn't have enough deadlines and challenges. This is the first… Continue reading Not Enough Sleep

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

General, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry, Writing

Poem a day challenge #356 (The Final Bang)

The Final Bang By Scott Bailey © 2014 Staring down the barrel Of everyday life Wondering how long the fuse will last Tensing to dodge The final bang Never can 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 #330 (Holes)

Holes By Scott Bailey © 2014 There are holes In everyone’s hearts Some are big Made by lives fulfilled And long Some are small Short and brief Somehow The smaller Hurt more 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 #195 (Black Wings)

Black Wings By Scott Bailey © 2013 Black wings Rushing, beating, clouding all Death The all-consuming Undeniable Descends, swoops Threatens and laughs Yet Dismissed with a thought 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 #194 (Perhaps)

Perhaps By Scott Bailey © 2013 In an unremarkable flat Next to a noisy tapas bar Is where, perhaps, Hawkins might die Folded in his chair It will not be remembered Unlike his remarkable mind Such are the vagaries of life and death Both ridiculous and sublime Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel… Continue reading Poem a day challenge #194 (Perhaps)

General, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry, Writing

Poem a day challenge #155 (Demons)

Demons By Scott Bailey © 2013 Trick or treating With our son For the first time Wishing the other Were here As the demons cavort and dance Gathering their loot Doing their worst Other flesh freezes Starved of food and hope Is one man’s fun Another’s murder? Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel… Continue reading Poem a day challenge #155 (Demons)