General, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry, Writing

The Coalman

By Scott Bailey © 1999 With his faithful tartan cap, its bobble flicking black dust into the air.Holding in that tousled and already greying hair.With half hundred weight of coal to deliver down the street.With his smiling green lorry, tiny windows at his feet.Walking up the narrow path, a smile upon his face.Care worn lines… Continue reading The Coalman

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Father’s Day

Well after the spending yesterday stressed in shops and garages (and watching naked bike rides!) we were determined to have a more relaxed day today. It started as I woke to find Alexander (who woke up hours before us) had collected all his soft toys and stacked them on me! He had also managed to… Continue reading Father’s Day

General, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry, Writing

Poem a Day Challenge #18 (The Coalman)

This is an old one I brushed off and reworked. This one's for my dad. The Coalman By Scott Bailey © 1999   With his faithful tartan cap, its bobble flicking black dust into the air. Holding in that tousled and already greying hair. With half hundred weight of coal to deliver down the street.… Continue reading Poem a Day Challenge #18 (The Coalman)