Creative Writing, Haiku, Poetry, Writing

Hole

By Scott Bailey © 2015

A hole in the ground
Still black water reflecting
Meteors above

Image from Pixabay
Creative Writing, Haiku, Poetry, Writing

Hole

By Scott Bailey © 2015

A hole in the ground
Still black water reflecting
Meteors above

Image from Pixabay
Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Tales

By Scott Bailey © 2015

Tales woven over the air
Tales woven in print
Tell you where and how to belong
And to stay there

This is your tribe
This is your way
Here’s your beliefs
The way to behave

But digital lines
Weave different tales
Social arising
Communities felt

So ancient tellers
Beware of the light
Too fast to contain
With old fashioned lies

Image from Pixabay

www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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

News

By Scott Bailey © 2013

What’s behind the story
What is the reason for that news
Who gets the benefit, the prize
The envelope with the bread
The law successfully passed
The company tracked greased
Somebody’s life made easier
At the cost of somebody else

 
www.scottandrewbailey.uk

Creative Writing, Haiku, Poetry, Writing

Hole

By Scott Bailey © 2015

A hole in the ground
Still black water reflecting
Meteors above

Image from Pixabay

www.scottandrewbailey.uk

Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Tales

By Scott Bailey © 2015

Tales woven over the air
Tales woven in print
Tell you where and how to belong
And to stay there

This is your tribe
This is your way
Here’s your beliefs
The way to behave

But digital lines
Weave different tales
Social arising
Communities felt

So ancient tellers
Beware of the light
Too fast to contain
With old fashioned lies

Image from Pixabay

www.scottandrewbailey.uk

Creative Writing, Haiku, Poetry, Writing

Hole

Hole

By Scott Bailey © 2015

 

A hole in the ground
Still black water reflecting
Meteors above

 

www.scottandrewbailey.uk

Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Hole

Hole

By Scott Bailey © 2015

 

A hole in the ground
Still black water reflecting
Meteors above

 

www.scottandrewbailey.uk

Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Tales

Tales

By Scott Bailey © 2015

 

Tales woven over the air
Tales woven in print
Tell you where and how to belong
And to stay there

This is your tribe
This is your way
Here’s your beliefs
The way to behave

But digital lines
Weave different tales
Social arising
Communities felt

So ancient tellers
Beware of the light
Too fast to contain
With old fashioned lies

 

www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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

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 every twisted dream
On endless shelves in endless dens
the merchandise does gleam
So the sellers sell us
down the river deep
To dream our dreams of sweet success
though we do not sleep
And while we dream on endlessly
the future will never bring
The day we rise up and in hand
to solve
anything
 

www.scottandrewbailey.uk

 

Financial, General, Politics, Television, Writing

The Strangulation of the Great

By Scott Bailey

So I was daydreaming in the bath – thinking about a book I read long ago – a biography of a famous 19th-century explorer and how he could be seen as representing men as a whole – but that’s a whole other post that will be coming soon.

Anyway – in the wandering way of my mind this lead me to thinking about how men have become demonised in the media generally. We are seen as stupid or beasts or slovenly – I could go on. But then, I thought women get it just as bad and then there’s ethnic minorities, the poor, immigrants – the list goes on. And on.

Maybe it’s just rich white people who get off lightly – but even as you read this what are you thinking? Of those Etonian brothers who keep their friend rich via nepotism and corruption while sneering at the poor? The rich wives from Chelsea with their lap dogs and expensive handbags and no clue about the real world?

See even they are demonised.

Why?

Who by  – that’s an easier question. The media. And we all know that the media is run by those in power. I am no conspiracy theory nut – I don’t believe that there’s a tightly organised elite pulling the strings. Rather I think it’s like a self-sustaining system which lifts the people it needs to maintain its stability into positions of power. But whatever the reason – the media is the tool of that system.

So again why? Why demonise every single sector of society?

Control. If you cannot be proud of where you came from how can you rise to greatness? Great people can threaten the order of things, they can lead people out of their everyday drudgery and tedium. Out of wage slavery and obedience.

So greatness is stifled. In the modern garden of the world, the land is left to weeds and overgrowth. Anything that rises above the weed line is quickly cut down or sprayed with toxins until it wilts.

In such a barren and ill-tended garden, how can we expect flowers? How can we have anything more than poor harvests?

We should tend our garden better.

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

Poem a day challenge #112 (News)

News

By Scott Bailey © 2013

What’s behind the story
What is the reason for that news
Who gets the benefit, the prize
The envelope with the bread
The law successfully passed
The company tracked greased
Somebody’s life made easier
At the cost of somebody else

 
www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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 politicians – who we all condemn but are still reaping their rewards.

They all tell us the same thing – to be a man and be a success – be strong, take what you want! No one will give it to you so grab it with both hands.

Far more subtly than that but that’s the message.

I have come to a different conclusion lately. To be a man, properly (and I don’t claim to be this by ay means) you have to learn to give. To give of your strength – and to keep giving when your strength has run out. Give your strength to those you care about.

When you’re in love
Nothing matters
Yes, there are annoyances
Sacrifices
Anger
Even tears
Nothing matters
Savour the moments
Bask in the sunlight of her smile
Be warmed by her touch
And keep on giving
Your strength

By Scott Bailey © 2016

NaPoWriMo, Poetry, Writing

NaPoWriMo Day #21

Hole

By Scott Bailey © 2015

 

A hole in the ground
Still black water reflecting
Meteors above

 

#NaPoWriMo

NaPoWriMo, Poetry, Writing

NaPoWriMo Day #20

Tales

By Scott Bailey © 2015

 

Tales woven over the air
Tales woven in print
Tell you where and how to belong
And to stay there

This is your tribe
This is your way
Here’s your beliefs
The way to behave

But digital lines
Weave different tales
Social arising
Communities felt

So ancient tellers
Beware of the light
Too fast to contain
With old fashioned lies

 

#NaPoWriMo

General, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry, Writing

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 every twisted dream
On endless shelves in endless dens
the merchandise does gleam
So the sellers sell us
down the river deep
To dream our dreams of sweet success
though we do not sleep
And while we dream on endlessly
the future will never bring
The day we rise up and in hand
to solve
anything
 

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 #112 (News)

News

By Scott Bailey © 2013

What’s behind the story
What is the reason for that news
Who gets the benefit, the prize
The envelope with the bread
The law successfully passed
The company tracked greased
Somebody’s life made easier
At the cost of somebody else

 
Get the previous ones here

http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel Mankind Limited