Creative Writing, Family, Haiku, Poetry, Writing

Holding Hands

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

Creative Writing, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

Official Hospitality

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Government Guide to HospitalityWe welcome you with open armsIf you can afford itIf not, go to hell Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com

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

Creative Writing, Haiku, Poetry, Writing

Coasting

By Scott Bailey © 2017 This car is coastingFamiliar road aheadTime to go off-road Photo by Rachel Claire on Pexels.com

Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, General, Poetry, Writing

A Deep Green Canopy

By Scott Bailey © 2015 A deep green canopyBack-dropped by a swathe of goldCornSwaying in the windAn overwhelming urgeTo dive into that green seaThe climb and swingAnd screamWith primal joyBut there is a mountain of timeBetween me and that greenEdenMade of commitments and constraintsBurdens and dependenciesSo it dwindlesIn my rear windowA deep green canopyIn mist Image… Continue reading A Deep Green Canopy

Whisky
Creative Writing, Health, Poetry, Writing

Whisky and a West Wing

By Scott Bailey © 2016 All around meThe walls of my lifeAre tumbling downIn slow moI am watchingIn slow moWondering ifI will survive Console myself with aWhisky and a West WingHere it comesThe bluster and liesSugar coatedMustardWonder whichTurning was wrong All those choicesDrawing me downwardFurther and FurtherDarkness beyondWonder ifThere in an exitWill it endIf I am still… Continue reading Whisky and a West Wing

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, Poetry, Writing

It Is Rain

By Scott Bailey © 2015 It is rainAll the painAnd grief All the painOf everydayIt is rain Of everydayStressesWe are plagued But it is rainJust rainFalling down Rain makes usWet and coldDampens us If we chooseMiseryRain is heavy The sun will comeSummer rebornFrom spring Rain is lifeNourishmentFresh No miseryBe wet not dampBe soaked Revel in… Continue reading It Is Rain

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

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.

Work

Surprise Job Role from the Past

As I am actively looking for a job now I am signed up on all kinds of job boards, I get an inbox full every morning. Sometimes I get some really odd ones - that have nothing to do with what I have searched for. Maybe one day one of them will be the dream… Continue reading Surprise Job Role from the Past

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… Continue reading It Is Rain

Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Spent

By Scott Bailey © 2016   My life is being spent Waiting outside shops Herding kids Driving Working for reasons unknown On maintenance Not on friends or laughter Not on relaxation Not on health Not on passions Tick-tock, tick-tock Life’s precious coin Being spent For very little change

Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Heroes

By Scott Bailey © 2016 All my heroes let me down. All of them. I tried to be my own hero. That. Was the worst.

Creative Writing, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

No Beer

By Scott Bailey © 2016   Not a beer in the house For this thirsty mouse Just silent walls and noise The chaos of standing still So much energy Put into going nowhere

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

Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Beginning

By Scott Bailey © 2016 Lightning flash charges The rain drenched primordial dawn A spark of life stirs In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #96 Lightning&Rain #Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge

Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Missing Meadows

By Scott Bailey © 2016 Intent on life’s path We do not see the meadow’s Beauty all around In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #92 Life&Path #Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge

General, Health, Poetry, Writing

Breakdown

By Scott Bailey © 2016 I’m having a breakdown Pieces of me falling away Nail hammered Into my skull Nail hammered Into the lid Of the final bed I’m having a breakdown Come on in Join in the fun Let’s fly The quivering eyes Give rise to the sight Slipping away from me Come on… Continue reading Breakdown

Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Thoughts

By Scott Bailey © 2015 Streams Tears All water That wear And tear Rocks And Hearts Rend apart Things We believe Solid Time Itself Will wind down Darkness Return So bathe In the light While we can

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

NaPoWriMo, Poetry, Writing

NaPoWriMo Day #7

I am repeating yesterday's prompt with a different interpretation. As It my son's birthday and I will probably not be on the computer at all. So this was written in advance 🙂 Aubade Two By Scott Bailey © 2015   Dawn sneaks over the hills Light spills through the vales And the veils of the window I… Continue reading NaPoWriMo Day #7

NaPoWriMo, Poetry, Writing

NaPoWriMo Day #6

Following the prompt more faithfully today - as it's a form I have never come across or tried before. And Aubade.  In the strictest sense of the term, an aubade is a song from a door or window to a sleeping woman. Which is the interpretation here - though I have an idea for another… Continue reading NaPoWriMo Day #6

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

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.

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 #331 (White Cliffs)

White Cliffs By Scott Bailey © 2014 To glimpse a snippet Of the incomprehensible Just take a look At the white cliffs Reaching up from the sea The result Of trillions and trillions of tiny deaths Life Has been here so long It has built Landscapes Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel Mankind… Continue reading Poem a day challenge #331 (White Cliffs)

General, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry, Writing

Poem a day challenge #288 (Rain Falls Down)

Rain Falls Down By Scott Bailey © 2014 Rain falls down And I like it All around In the air Soaks me down To the bone Washes sorrow Far away Those who eyes Despise the weather Don't know joy In the rain A day's a day Weather's weather Drink it in In every way Get… Continue reading Poem a day challenge #288 (Rain Falls Down)

General, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry, Writing

Poem a day challenge #287 (Reins Let Go)

Reins Let Go By Scott Bailey © 2014 Events gather pace Decisions have now been made Now enjoy the ride 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 #277 (Autumn Leaf)

Autumn Leaf By Scott Bailey © 2014 Once I was a seed Bursting with potential Waiting to spring out From darkness into light Once I was a sapling Fresh and green and quivering Stretching up with hope To the bright blue sky Once I was a tall stiff tree Sturdy, proud and strong Branches reaching… Continue reading Poem a day challenge #277 (Autumn Leaf)

General, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry, Writing

Poem a day challenge #276 (Running Through Trees)

Running Through Trees By Scott Bailey © 2014 Hunting or hunted Running through trees all my days To find a still rest 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 #203 (My Car)

My Car By Scott Bailey © 2013 One light out A film of grime Kicked up from the road Travelled on Switches broken Things won’t turn on Or off Squeals and grinds And groans Deflation Thirsty Dim My car And me Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel Mankind Limited