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Confined

By Scott Bailey © 2015 Space. It stretched out before him - endless, dark, enticing. The stars were faint and blurry through the thick glass view port, moving in a slow arc across his vision. He could feel the endless nothing all around, calling to his soul, a siren’s whisper. Float with us. Float with… Continue reading Confined

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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

Family, General, Poetry, Writing

Intentions

By Scott Bailey © 2015 “It was just a bit of fun” To the broken hearts and home “I meant no offence” To the victims of riot and guns “I was just following my dreams” To the crushing weight of debt “I will never do it again” To the frightened wife and child “I was… Continue reading Intentions

Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing

Uneven

By Scott Bailey 2017 Life in unbalancedUnevenUnfair?Karma is bunkumDays, weeks, years of effortFor each small gainEach small goodNone reached with easeWhile all aroundThe bad rains downGood luck seems rareBad luck the normalThe scales unevenIt seems Image by Paolo Trabattoni from Pixabay

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Gone

By Scott Bailey © 2017 GoneThe blue eyes sparked with newGone to shadows GoneThe play, the cowboys and indiansGone to payments and tax GoneThe times to stop and breatheGone to endless turmoil Gone, gone gone A little magicA little luckIs needed Photo by Ron Lach on Pexels.com

Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Dimming Lights

By Scott Bailey © 2015 Lights in grey matterNever reaching the dayPlans uncommittedAs the chance ebbs away A refugee wandererIn dream worlds and cloudsWhere sparks can be realisedAnd escape from the crowds

Mankind Limited
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Mankind Limited – Nothing Changed

Read an excerpt here. Available as Kindle or hardback from Amazon

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Mankind Limited – Pebble

http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk Read an excerpt here. Available as Kindle or hardback from Amazon

Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Push and Pull

By Scott Bailey © 2017 MemoriseAll the sighsEvery loving glanceAnd long slow danceHold them tightAs we approach the night SanitiseThen fill with liesSqueeze out the dreamsWith mindless streamsOf celebs and fearUntil no one is here RealiseAnd cherish the wiseThoughts that flowBefore they goInto the nightSo hold them tight CharacteriseCategoriseInto a boxAnd cattle stocksTo milk and… Continue reading Push and Pull

Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Luck

By Scott Bailey © 2016 No rhyme or reasonBad luck keeps on reigning downGood luck's hard to find Photo by lilartsy on Pexels.com

General, Poetry, Writing

Where the Dark Wolf Dreams

By Scott Bailey © 2014 Image from Pixabay A deep and dark filled caveUpon a mountain highWhere no light dares enterAnd no echo finds replyShallowThe dark wolf dreams A rumble from withinDeep in the dark wolves throatThe echo of the growlThe terrifying noteFitfullyThe dark wolf dreams Strong appear the chainsThat bind him in his sleepBut… Continue reading Where the Dark Wolf Dreams

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Mankind Limited – Fascinated

http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk Read an excerpt here. Available as Kindle or hardback from Amazon

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Tempting

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Blank white paper sheetTempting me to slash with inkCutting with dark words Photo by John-Mark Smith on Pexels.com

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Crossing Out

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Crossing outDeletingInsertingAdding onDroppingExpandingChangingEvolvingInsertingCrossing outLifeAnd death Photo by Skylar Kang on Pexels.com

Creative Writing, General, Poetry, Writing

Seas

By Scott Bailey © 2015 IdeasDreamsDecisionsGoalsAll swept awayIn the rolling seasOf other'sPerceivedRealities

Red Wine
Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Where is My Wine?

By Scott Bailey © 2015 My lips are parched For the wine Promised on the air Where is my wine To dull the pain Of waiting Promises undelivered From on high So what now? Carry on and on Knowing no other roads No junctions left My lips are parched Where Did I lose my wings

Creative Writing, NaPoWriMo, Poetry, Writing

Timeslips

By Scott Bailey © 2015 Oh, give me time, oh, give me time, give me time in my life So I can dream and I can find an escape from this strife So I can soar in the sky where only freedom abounds Where we can dare to be ourselves and death does not his rounds… Continue reading Timeslips

General, Poetry, Writing

Where the Red Fox Roams

Where the Red Fox Roams By Scott Bailey © 2014 Image from Pixabay The timid beasties scatterWith tiny racing heartsThe scent of blood approachesThe herd all ways it partsFor hereThe red fox roams The scent of fear it risesAnd fans the fox's fireInto enslaving passionTo raise the killer higherThusThe red fox roams Filled with hate… Continue reading Where the Red Fox Roams

Creative Writing, General, Poetry, Writing

Where the Grey Wolves Grieve

By Scott Bailey © 2014 Image from Pixabay On a barren plainWhere food and joy are sparseThe desolate packs wanderWatching slow time passHereThe grey wolves grieve With rose stained eyesPatrolling their border widePreserving what is leftOf what they hold insideIt’s whyThe grey wolves grieve They gaze across the deltaTo far off distant timesWhere game and… Continue reading Where the Grey Wolves Grieve

Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Short and Sweet

A Spring of Dreams Some poemsShort and sweetUnlike me

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Mankind Limited – Fascinated

  http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk Read an excerpt here. Available as Kindle or hardback from Amazon or CreateSpace http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

Andervayne's Dream, Creative Writing, Fantasy Fiction, Poetry, Self Publishing

What do you seek?

If it is a tale of a farmhand, dreaming of the landowners daughter, becoming a knight and facing trials amongst fantastical creatures. This might be the place for you If it is the tale of two magical lover's, dancing on a cloud, maybe you have found the moment to pause and take note. If it… Continue reading What do you seek?

Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Change

By Scott Bailey © 2016 If I stay my path The world will not mind a bit So change is a must Image from Pixabay

Creative Writing, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

A Small Note for Big Dreamers

By Scott Bailey © 2016 Dreaming Alone Is not enough Dreaming together Greatly to be desired But Giving dreams substance That is what’s required http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk  

Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

One Liner Wednesday – Short and Sweet

A Spring of Dreams #1linerWeds. Some poems, short and sweet, unlike me.

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Interior

  By Scott Bailey © 2017 What's inside Distorts and shapes The exterior All those dreams and hopes Hates and fears That make up the interior The moiling Boiling Packed and stacked Stretched and tense Earnest pretense That inside us all Makes us all What we are Rather than what We wish In response to the… Continue reading Interior

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New Year

It was rough last year. I am not just talking about celebrity deaths. We as a family have had it rough. We have had family members in and out of hospital, having to deal with a diagnosis of Autism for our youngest and his so far very rocky transition into school. I have had work… Continue reading New Year

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Sales and Stats slowly climbing

I did it! Well, the first of my aims for the end of this year. I made it over 10,000 views this year. Paltry compared to some I know but miles better than any previous year for me. Just another 90 followers to pick up now 🙂 On top of that a few more sales… Continue reading Sales and Stats slowly climbing

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

Poem a day challenge #96 (Shadows)

Shadows By Scott Bailey © 2013 Our voices are simply the shadows Cast by our dreams and our thought If the shadows become ineffectual Then our voices will end up as naught Yet shadows can give us the outline Of what is looming above If we take note of the darkness We can give those… Continue reading Poem a day challenge #96 (Shadows)

Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Rivers

By Scott Bailey © 2016 Rivers carve the land Rocks turn flows: who can resist The river of stone   In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #112 River&Stone #Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge

Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Change

By Scott Bailey © 2016 If I stay my path The world will not mind a bit So change is a must   In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #110 Change&Mind #Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge

Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Life’s Journey

By Scott Bailey © 2016 Chancing to look up Seeking hope on my journey I trip and stumble   In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #109-Hope&Up #Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge

Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Sleek

By Scott Bailey © 2016 Sleek and seductive A scent that teases and tempts The fried egg sizzles   In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #108 Sizzle&Sleek #Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge

Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

The Presentation

By Scott Bailey © 2016 The pie chart tells all How our future is planned out While dreams turn to dust   In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #107 Pie&Dust #Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge

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Rage, rage against the result

or - chill out and relax - lose yourself in some poetry A Spring Of Dreams The result of a year-long challenge to write a poem a day for a year. Raw and accessible poems of many moods. Presented as they were written and so reflecting my mood, my life and my time constraints at the… Continue reading Rage, rage against the result

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Mankind Limited – Quote 2

  http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk Read an excerpt here. Available as Kindle or hardback from Amazon or CreateSpace

Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Fire in the Mist

By Scott Bailey © 2015 There’s a fire in the mist Down in the green sleepy valley There’s a fire in the mist A cherry glow shrouded by grey Growing If it grows much more It will burn off the grey sleepy tendrils of morning And lay waste to the trees

Fantasy Fiction, Fiction, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry, Science Fiction, Self Publishing, Short Stories, Writing

The Sea Seeds Ideas

I read an article the other day (I really should bookmark them as I can't find it now!) that was about a new Stephen King book due out. It's a collection of short stories - nothing unusual there. The difference is that he is putting a substantial introduction to each one, about where he was… Continue reading The Sea Seeds Ideas

NaPoWriMo, Poetry, Writing

NaPoWriMo Day #5

Today's is only indirectly inspired by today's prompt. I have not followed the instructions but the prompt led me to read some Emily Dickinson's poems - which I have never done before. This poem sprung from that fertile land. Where is My Wine? By Scott Bailey © 2015 My lips are parched For the wine… Continue reading NaPoWriMo Day #5

NaPoWriMo, Poetry, Writing

NaPoWriMo Day #3

I have been loosely following the prompts on napowrimo.net today's was fourteeners.  I can't guarantee I will stick to the prompts though. I'll probably wander off on my own path at some point. Timeslips By Scott Bailey © 2015   Oh, give me time, oh, give me time, give me time in my life So I… Continue reading NaPoWriMo Day #3

Daily Prompt, Work

The Best Teachers?

In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: "We Can Be Taught!." I had a few good teachers but not many. And those that tried were wading against a tide of social programming. So school was not that productive for me. I left with few qualifications and no direction. I drifted - pushed by financial necessity… Continue reading The Best Teachers?

Blogging101, Writing

Dreamers – (blogging101 – day 4)

Too brain-dead today - it's been a long hard day - to do today's task properly. So here is a poem that reflects the task - I will catch up tomorrow Dreamers By Scott Bailey © 2015 Reaching out To grasp our dreams We find the hands Of dreamers Joining them Holding fast Maybe Dreams can… Continue reading Dreamers – (blogging101 – day 4)

Blogging101, Writing

Hello Neighbour – (blogging101 – day 3)

Today's task was say hello to the neighbours. Well I have already been doing quite a bit of that :-). So I decided to check the blogroll on theCommons site and check out the two links either side of mine. The first one - below mine - worked a treat and I said hello. Going… Continue reading Hello Neighbour – (blogging101 – day 3)

Blogging101, Writing

Tagged you’re it – (blogging101 – day 2)

Today's task is all about the title and the tag line. As it's really aimed at new blogs I will keep this one brief. I am happy with my title and it's established now. So I decided to look at the tagline. My current one is accurate. Poetry, short stories, adoption and family dreams It… Continue reading Tagged you’re it – (blogging101 – day 2)

General, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry, Writing

Poem a day challenge #329 (Bubbles Bursting)

Bubbles Bursting By Scott Bailey © 2014 All around me Lies The ruins of young Dreams Away from me hope Flies Bursting at the Seams So where to go Now The truth has been Exposed When you don’t know How To let go what you Supposed Find a new path to Walk Step up to… Continue reading Poem a day challenge #329 (Bubbles Bursting)

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Poem a day challenge #326 (Dreams)

Dreams By Scott Bailey © 2014 Dreams flying away In an excess of real life The stars just don’t care Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel Mankind Limited

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Poem a day challenge #325 (Notes)

Notes By Scott Bailey © 2014 Strings and drums Swells and thrums Filling halls and domes Even sneaking in our homes It warms our hearts Can upset carts Evoke our tears Even stoke our fears Calm the day And send away The darkest thoughts Even move the worst of sorts No compare In empty air… Continue reading Poem a day challenge #325 (Notes)

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Poem a day challenge #292 (The Tower)

The Tower By Scott Bailey © 2014 The tower in the wood Lonely and silent Seat of many dreams Where it was a palace of power A refuge for outlaws A romantic spire or a foreboding spear A collapsed heart Once vigilant Now silent Crumbling Inspired by WeDrinkInspiration. OK so the place is still there… Continue reading Poem a day challenge #292 (The Tower)

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Poem a day challenge #218 (Opium is not the only Drug)

Opium is not the only Drug By Scott Bailey © 2014 The lord of darkness cometh draped in shades of grey So many tastes of opium are available today Opium is not the only drug to while away the hours So much poison sugar before which reason cowers For every palette there’s a taste for… Continue reading Poem a day challenge #218 (Opium is not the only Drug)

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Poem a day challenge #153 (Dreaming)

Dreaming By Scott Bailey © 2013 Tiny starbursts The peak on tiny waves Deep green over yellow Swaying weeds Dappled stones Dark fish darting The scent of rich water And reeds Time to watch Relax The life I crave Instead Work, bills, sleep, stress Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel Mankind Limited