Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

It Is Rain

By Scott Bailey © 2015

It is rain
All the pain
And grief

All the pain
Of everyday
It is rain

Of everyday
Stresses
We are plagued

But it is rain
Just rain
Falling down

Rain makes us
Wet and cold
Dampens us

If we choose
Misery
Rain is heavy

The sun will come
Summer reborn
From spring

Rain is life
Nourishment
Fresh

No misery
Be wet not damp
Be soaked

Revel in the rain
Dance and sing
In life

All the pain
The grief
The stress

It is rain
Just rain

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Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

It Is Rain

It Is Rain

By Scott Bailey © 2015

It is rain
All the pain
And grief

All the pain
Of everyday
It is rain

Of everyday
Stresses
We are plagued

But it is rain
Just rain
Falling down

Rain makes us
Wet and cold
Dampens us

If we choose
Misery
Rain is heavy

The sun will come
Summer reborn
From spring

Rain is life
Nourishment
Fresh

No misery
Be wet not damp
Be soaked

Revel in the rain
Dance and sing
In life

All the pain
The grief
The stress

It is rain
Just rain

 

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Posted in 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

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Oasis.”

A storm is brewing
Clouds gather
Crowds coalesce
Grief and anger
Answer hate
Where’s my oasis
Of peace

Oasis

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Poem a day challenge #345 (Lights)

Lights

By Scott Bailey © 2014

 

Beacons of hope in darkness
Shining from afar
Reaching out to guide us
But one is fitful and passing
The other faithfully burns
And as always
Nature surpasses invention
The beacon of life shines on

Photo by Scott Bailey
Photo by Scott Bailey

 

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Poem a day challenge #293 (Seventy Billion Fingers)

Seventy Billion Fingers

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Seventy billion fingers
And more
Have all in their time
Reached out for
The pure
Purely human concept
Perfection
The perfect car
The perfect job
The perfect house
The perfect friend
The perfect woman
The perfect man
The perfect hold of
A perfect hand
Yet what we still don’t comprehend
Perfection brings us stress in the end
Outside our minds it does not exist
So in pursuit we forever twist

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Posted in Family, General

Stick Pans

We have two sets of pans in our house – I know fancy! One was a set I bought before we were married in my singleton days. The other was a wedding present. The latter is non-stick – which everyone gets right? The ones I bought back in the day I chose because I liked the look of them and though they were good quality they were in a knockdown sale.They are stainless steel with copper bottoms. They are non-non stick – henceforth known as stick pans to avoid the double negative.

Over the years I have come to prefer the stick pans. And this is why.

What is the point of non-stick pans? Well – I hear you say – to avoid things sticking to the bottom of the pan. But why is that a problem? Because it makes it harder to clean.

That’s where non-stick comes in. Where you can cook and things will not stick meaning you can clean the pan afterwards with the merest wipe of a cloth – maybe even a glancing smile.

Problem is – that hardly ever works. Sure things don’t stick quite as much to non stick pans as they do to stick pans – but they still do stick! More often than not. But it gets worse than just the let down of the promise. Once things stick to non-stick pans – they are even harder to clean.

After I have made scrambled egg in my stainless steel sticky pans (lightly whisked with a dollop of cream) I can just attack the pan with a brillo pad. Can’t do that with a non-stick. No, no, no!

So not only do non-stick pans often fail to solve the problem they were created to resolve – but they actually make it worse.

The thing is – we seem to have a constant stream of such low-grade disappointments drip fed to us over time. It is these that have worn down our trust of science. If you look back to the fifties and sixties the world was full of optimism for the wondrous gadgets science would deliver. By our generation this was replaced by cynicism.

Has science failed us?

No. If you look at it closer the real culprit becomes clear. Marketing! Advertiser jumped on that bandwagon of hope to sell us crap we didn’t need. And everyone was to full of pride to admit they had been hoodwinked.

I think that I see now though – a new budding of life – a new hope and optimism and excitement about science again. Its tempered with wisdom now though – we are not expecting the miracles our forefathers demanded. We understand now that breakthroughs can be slow. But there is a growing movement of enthusiasm spearheaded by the likes of Prof. Brian Cox and Prof Alice Roberts as well as by non scientists but lovers of knowledge like Dara O’Brien and Stephen Fry.

So I say lets cheer them on and bring on a new age of reason!

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Poem a day challenge #256 (Heaven’s Light)

Heaven’s Light

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Heaven’s holy light
Roving bright light a searchlight
Burning upturned eyes

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Poem a day challenge #217 (Fury and Wonder)

Fury and Wonder

By Scott Bailey © 2014

We need fury and wonder
to fire our song
But the fire is dim
the spark long gone
So sift through the ashes
for an ember that glows
To tend and to blow
through the wind and the snows
And build from the ashes
a new song, a new light
That burns with new fury
to banish the night
 

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Poem a day challenge #83 (In Sickness and Hope)

In Sickness and Hope

By Scott Bailey © 2013

Tiredness saps me
Nausea weakens my soul
Hope is a hand up

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Poem a day challenge #79 (Dream Bearer)

Dream Bearer

By Scott Bailey © 2013

The bearer of news is coming
The bearer of mystery
Will the news be good
Or scary 

The bearer of news is coming
Anticipation is strong
Slowly our dreams are condensing
So long, so long, so long.

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