Creative Writing, Family, Haiku, Poetry, Writing

Holding Hands

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

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

Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

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

Adoption, Family, Health

Autism a Colourful Spectrum

A reminder - for me - and anyone who needs it. Amongst all the dreary advice and articles I have read I came across this comic. Which I think is just brilliant The original article is here.

Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

Crossing Out

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

Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Rescue

By Scott Bailey © 2015 From butterflies in spiders websTo wandering dogs down country roadsThese are just some of the deedsOf rescueShe has doneAnd of courseShe rescued my heartFrom certain single lifeAnd ensconced it inA loving family home

Family, Health

Happy Birthday To Our Own little Angel

He would have been seven today Had things gone differently Who knows? Being nearer to the hospital? Or some other factor? That we can never change So now I remember you Every morning Then shoulder the burdens Of life And the joys Of your brothers   Read more about his short life here

Creative Writing, Self Publishing, Work, Writing

Winding Down to Take a Break

As the year starts to come to an end I am thinking forward to the new year. How will I approach blogging this time? Last year I started off with the intention of dialling back. It didn't work out that way. As I watched my stats dwindling in the first month I couldn't take it.… Continue reading Winding Down to Take a Break

Family

Writing Free Wedding Weekend!

So I didn't post anything original (only some scheduled posts) as I was busy all weekend at my brother's wedding. The day after they became soldiers of the Salvation Army. It will be back to normal next week but until then Congratulations Daniel and Carol!  And as I was the unofficial photographer - here's a few of… Continue reading Writing Free Wedding Weekend!

Family, Health

Happy Birthday To Our Own little Angel

He would have been six today Had things gone differently Who knows? Being nearer to the hospital? Or some other factor? That we can never change So now I remember you Every morning Then shoulder the burdens Of life And the joys Of your brothers   Read more about his short life here

autism, Family, Health, JusJoJan, Poetry, Writing

Boisterous

For JusJoJan 2nd Boisterous Boisterous By Scott Bailey © 2018 Our boy is a bundle Of boisterous fun But he doesn't know When to stop the fun And hurts someone (Rarely himself) Because of his mental health. What to do? What to do? I am no expert And no expert Seem to know What to do.… Continue reading Boisterous

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.    

Family, Health

Coming Back to the Blog

The attentive amongst you will have noticed that I have been quiet lately. Posts have been going up of course - but they are the ones I scheduled a long time ago. I have had other things on my mind. Two weeks ago my wife went into Hospital to have a Aortic Valve and Aorta… Continue reading Coming Back to the Blog

Family, Health

A Nature Weekend and Bird Watching Challenges

This weekend we decided to relax a bit and get out and about in the country. This was partly down to my musings about bird watching. My wife wanted to do some walking, as did I, rather than cycling this time around. The two things - bird watching and walking - immediately made me think… Continue reading A Nature Weekend and Bird Watching Challenges

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

Creative Writing, Family, Financial, Health, Work, Writing

Long Time No Write!

So this month is turning into a nightmare - writing wise - and in other ways. This has largely been down to the fact that I have felt ill for most of it. Running a high temperature and feverish. I can't afford to take any time off sick and have been crawling into work, making… Continue reading Long Time No Write!

Family, General

Alexander’s Half Term Adventures

This one spookily fits today's Daily Prompt. #DailyPrompt A bit of guest post here - from Bailey junior - courtesy of homework duty. Alexander’s Half Term Adventures By Alexander Bailey My family and I went for an adventure in the park. First, we went over the bridge to play pooh sticks. https://youtu.be/mStFMyyRaVQ Also, we went… Continue reading Alexander’s Half Term Adventures

Family, General

Alexander’s Half Term Adventures

A bit of guest post here - from Bailey junior - courtesy of homework duty. Alexander’s Half Term Adventures By Alexander Bailey My family and I went for an adventure in the park. First, we went over the bridge to play pooh sticks. https://youtu.be/mStFMyyRaVQ Also, we went on a nature walk and rare yellow 7… Continue reading Alexander’s Half Term Adventures

Family

Birthdays – not so happy

Happy Birthday, son, Lucas who should have been 5 today. Happy birthday William - up there with him teaching him how to play lego. Happy birthday to his cousin Hayden - over the seas in the green land.

Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

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

Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Family, Poetry, Self Publishing, Short Stories, Writing

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

Creative Writing, Family, General, Health, Journal, Mankind Limited News, Review, Work, Writing

What a Week

It's been a hell of a week - hence a quiet one on here for me. My wife went to a very emotional funeral to send off her Uncle. While My parents got to see the granddaughter they haven't seen for nearly 10 years! My wife also had an appointment about our youngest's diagnosis of… Continue reading What a Week

Creative Writing, Family, General, Poetry

The Lies We Tell Boys

The media lies. We all know that. Sometimes, though, it is very subtle. Like what it tells us about being a man. Everything we see gives us the same message. The brash businessman dispensing his wisdom, the cocky chancer charming the ladies, the whisky guzzling spy or DCI. Even the greedy bankers and the corrupt… Continue reading The Lies We Tell Boys

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, Family, Fiction, NaNoWriMo, Science Fiction, Writing

NaNoWriMo Day 5

Not so good today only 730 words managed. It's been a hard day. Didn't leave work until 7:00 for one thing. For another, our youngest has been under the weather and acting a bit strange. This morning he woke up laughing so hard I thought he was going to be sick. It was the kind… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Day 5

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

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!

Family, General, Journal, NaPoWriMo, Writing

A few days off

Having finished National Poetry Writing Month and it being a bank holiday weekend I decided to take a few days off from blogging. And boy does it show. Stats have dropped to zilch, nada, a big fat zero. But hey - it's not about the stats - however much I obsess over them. Honest. I… Continue reading A few days off

NaPoWriMo, Poetry, Writing

NaPoWriMo Day #15

Off prompt again today - this one came to me last night while filling out adoption paperwork Rescue By Scott Bailey © 2015   From butterflies in spiders webs To wandering dogs down country roads These are just some of the deeds Of rescue She has done And of course She rescued my heart From… Continue reading NaPoWriMo Day #15

Family

Sunny Days

So we took advantage of the sunny weather this weekend and got out and about. I dusted off the camera too.

Adoption, Family

Exactly 3 years ago today! (via timehop.com)

We remember this and are still thankful for the support we had and still get. http://timehop.com/c/fs:10150826808718452:10153292991413452:10420123:54d74

Daily Prompt, Family, General

Another blast from the past.

http://timehop.com/c/fs:10152558296793452:10153292991413452:10420123:e2d7d I love timehop. Always brings a  smile.

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.

Adoption, Family, General, Work

Quick Thoughts

Working hard from home - needed a break. Just a couple of thoughts and occurrences from the last few days. The second Hobbit movie was a lot better than the first! So was the second of the latest Muppet movies. Hosting kids birthday parties and play gyms is so much easier! Off to bed now.… Continue reading Quick Thoughts

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)

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Poem a day challenge #299 (Twilight)

Twilight By Scott Bailey © 2014 In an old tractor tyre A circle of friends Dwarfed and reverent In that magic time Between day and night The twilight With new-born stars twinkling And potential enchantment Humming in the deep blue sky Disappointed by the call To bedtime Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel… Continue reading Poem a day challenge #299 (Twilight)

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Poem a day challenge #298 (Happy Family)

Happy Family By Scott Bailey © 2014 And then After an hours silence He warms our heart With a carefully crafted picture Mummy in a tutu Daddy very tall Then himself dancing And his new baby brother - coming soon And Lucas up in the sky Looking down from heaven Not your average family But… Continue reading Poem a day challenge #298 (Happy Family)

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

Poem a day challenge #157 (Fireworks) (Triolet)

(Fireworks) (Triolet) By Scott Bailey © 2013 Hand in hand we all walk tonight Mother, Father and loving son Watching darkness bursting with light Hand in hand we all walk tonight Sky flowers blooming burn our sight This time of year is always fun Hand in hand we all walk tonight Mother, Father and loving… Continue reading Poem a day challenge #157 (Fireworks) (Triolet)

Adoption, General, Poetry, Work, Writing

Updates

So I haven't blogged much beyond the poem a day. It has been a bust couple of weeks. Partly because of work, partly because we have been on holiday so have been giving the computer a rest. So here is a quick précis of the past few weeks - more for my own reference really. It started… Continue reading Updates

General, Writing

Little Story Teller

So Alexander - in the middle of having a bath suddenly tells me that there is a special book waiting for me in his room. It's magic and even he doesn't know what's in it. "Where did it come from?" I ask. Thinking that he is going to say mummy brought it or Nanny and… Continue reading Little Story Teller

General

Sick Bay

No posts tonight - just a short poem that came into my head. Have apoorly wife and unsettled child to look after.

General, Health, Work

Crawling back to life

Well, after returning to work last Tuesday I promptly had to take the rest of the week off due to feeling very ill. Alexander joined me in this and was too ill to go back to nursery. It was still an eventful week. A warning light had come on my engine over the last few… Continue reading Crawling back to life