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Trace

By Scott Bailey © 2016 Water traces curvesOf showered, moist skin, fingersFollow down to play Photo by Ron Lach on Pexels.com

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Buff

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Buff is a boxAn almost fraternityThey try to squeeze you inAt any cost. Some of usObviously won't fitSo are discardedStraight away We are the onesTo watchWe are the onesThat bring the change We are the onesTo fear Photo by Mister Mister on Pexels.com

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Detonations

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Magical detonationsStars dyingDust flyingSeeding usNot all explosionsBring death Photo by Damir Mijailovic on Pexels.com

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Memories

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Sunlight pleases himTeases him with memoriesBlotting out real life Photo by Mathias P.R. Reding on Pexels.com

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Catapults and Boiled Sweets

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Catapults and boiled sweetsSailing boats and jam jarsWatching tadpolesPlaying in the woodsHunting newtsSwings and roundaboutsWistful thinkingFor the daysThat never were Photo by Ylanite Koppens on Pexels.com

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Holding Hands

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

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Sailing, Unfettered

By Scott Bailey © 2017 I am a shipCrowded into the harbour wallAnchored soundAnd safeBut I can see the seaBeyond the gapCallingLullingThe storms comeThe harbour shieldsBut still, I am tossedAnd battered byUncaring wavesThe chain is strainedThe anchor holdsFor nowSo many storms I have seenHow many moreBefore the chain breaksSetting me freeLost at seaSailing unfetteredUnmoored Photo… Continue reading Sailing, Unfettered

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Always Descending

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Always descending, never ascending.Moving downwards, moving down.I can’t get used to this feelingMoving downwards, moving down.Is it really like this? What are we doing?Do we really want this?Is this the thing to be?The chains that pull the valves and the levers,That drive the steam through pipes of dreams. Dream worlds… Continue reading Always Descending

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Qualm

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Calm your qualmsIt's all changeIt's all goodStillThe tremblingStill Photo by Gugulethu Ndlalani on Pexels.com

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Collaboration

By Scott Bailey © 2017 CollaborationIs knocked out of usSystematicallyIn the school systemFilling us up insteadWith competitionAnd greedPerfecting usAs the ideal consumersThe perfect wheels in theMachineThose who hold the leversKnowCollaborationCould bring them down Photo by Dio Hasbi Saniskoro on Pexels.com If you liked this poem check out my novel - the theme of this poem… Continue reading Collaboration

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Karma

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Let not victoryExcite you too much, karmaHas her eye on you Photo by Eva Elijas on Pexels.com

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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

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Buffalo

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Sunset of the plainBuffalo are running fastInto leaden death Photo by tyrese myrie on Pexels.com

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Owners Guide to Cattle

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Keep them on the vergeOf being panickedKeep them unsureAnd afraidWhip them into a frenzyThen collect the coin they makeProd them where you need them to go Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

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Concert

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Speaker throbs with bassNotes leap higher and higherFeedback thrills the crowd Photo by Wendy Wei on Pexels.com

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Deep Roots

By Scott Bailey © 2017 The roots of the trees are deepIn the deep of the old old forestDigging in the dirt, drinking in the earthLong are the memoriesThe past seeping slowly fromRoot to trunk to branch to leafContemplatingRipped up.Houses built. Image by Filipes from Pixabay

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Grey

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Gunmetal greyBlood-red lettersProfessional presentationBusinesslikeGuns and Blood and BusinessBedfellows for eternity Image by Pexels from Pixabay

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Latecomer

By Scott Bailey © 2017 The latecomer arrivesThe stragglerMoving slowly and surelyYouth spentOnly to findEveryone else departedLeaving himWith only their mistakes Photo by Rene Asmussen on Pexels.com

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The Eye

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Behold the great eyeWatching through the trees, maybeJust a butterfly

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Curse

By Scott Bailey © 2017 The tiger cursesBeautiful, perfect peltThe hunter's desire Photo by GEORGE DESIPRIS on Pexels.com

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Wonders

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Starlings swooping downAs they spy the big cityWonders await them Image by Unachicalinda from Pixabay

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A Spring of Dreams – Trench

Trench By Scott Bailey © 2013 Dancing with my wife,last week the telegraph came:Coughs ring round the trench. Available as Kindle or hardback from Amazon

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On the Cusp

By Scott Bailey © 2017 On the cuspOf hell andSomething elseWho knows what Photo by @joagbriel on Pexels.com

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Prudence

By Scott Bailey © 2016 PrudenceSaves meFrom rash actsAnd decisionsDamn prudenceI need to fly! Image by Public Co from Pixabay

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Seasons

By Scott Bailey © 2017 I’m fresh out of springBeyond the long summer daysWinter is coming Photo by Jessica Lewis Creative on Pexels.com

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Parlay

By Scott Bailey 2017 We swing from lack ofParlay to way too much talkBlessing or a curse? Photo by Mikhail Nilov on Pexels.com  

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Free

By Scott Bailey 2017 Let the wind blow meOn the course of its desireThe ocean’s freedom Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com  

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Hesitation

By Scott Bailey 2017 I hesitateVacillateDissembleHold backYet the words I needTo express to youAre burstingIn meThey need freedom.IIOKHere goes Um.Where did you go? Photo by Nicola Barts on Pexels.com

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Quicken the Resistance

By Scott Bailey 2017 MaybeThe danger we faceThe sheer wall of darknessWill quicken the protestFlesh the resistanceHasten the dayThe snowballingOf the revolution Photo by Sides Imagery on Pexels.com

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The Secret

By Scott Bailey © 2017 The ancient secretBurns in our hearts and our bloodObscured by sharp lies If you really want to know the secret check out Mankind Limited Photo by Tayeb MEZAHDIA on Pexels.com

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Difference

By Scott Bailey 2017 You say centerWe say centreYou say colorWe say colourWe are differentGuess that meansYou will build a wall against usBan usMake war on us One day   Photo by Miguel u00c1. Padriu00f1u00e1n on Pexels.com

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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

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Sharp

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Silk slides on the breezeMeets the flow of sharpened steelLeaves a perfect tear Image by 3D Animation Production Company from Pixabay

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Oversight

By Scott Bailey 2017 InevitableOur downfall will be caused byA small oversight Image by Schäferle from Pixabay

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Successful

By Scott Bailey 2017 Have youNoticedThat the booksThat teach usHowTo succeed at thisAndWin at thatDon’t teach usWhy MeanwhileAuthors count their cash Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com

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Kissing the Flame

By Scott Bailey © 2017 The meteor daresTo kiss the flames of the sunThen slingshots away Image by WikiImages from Pixabay

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Exposure

By Scott Bailey 2017 Sleek steel apertureWidens for a brief momentExposing a truth Image by Frantisek Krejci from Pixabay

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Aesthetic

By Scott Bailey 2017 Thinking aestheticsIs vaguely anaestheticTrying hard to write Photo by Marcus Aurelius on Pexels.com

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Unseen

By Scott Bailey 2017 Unseen, unheard, forgottenWeThe peopleScornedBelittledBled We see, we hear, nothing is forgottenWeThe peopleHave dignityMightAnd reserves Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

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Capable

By Scott Bailey 2017 I’m not capableOf writing a good poemTonight. Worn right out Photo by Cup of Couple on Pexels.com

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Someday

By Scott Bailey 2017 Someday, one day, soonAfter that important thingThat I need to do Image by Eduin Escobar from Pixabay

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The Little Monkey

By Scott Bailey 2017 Little monkey clingsTightly to his mother’s backAncient lizard flies Photo by Nitin Sharma on Pexels.com

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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

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Coasting

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

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Space

By Scott Bailey © 2016 Feel the space aroundEverywhere that I can seeBreathe, release and live Photo by Ingo Joseph on Pexels.com

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Discover

By Scott Bailey © 2016 Discovered knowledgeTreasured sweeter than anyTeacher could serve up Photo by Sofia Alejandra on Pexels.com

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Enthusiasm

By Scott Bailey © 2016 Dead enthusiasmPassion for mundane laboursSeems to be required Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

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Another Anthem

By Scott Bailey © 2016 Ring the bells of lifeEvery heartbeat tolling onSo jingle them well Photo by Az Aay Chhetri on Pexels.com

War Scape
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Relax

By Scott Bailey © 2016 RelaxIt’s just the end of the worldRelaxAs the wall tumbles downRelax they sayIt will all work outIn the end If you down in the dumpsSmileIt’s the positive attitudeThat wins the dayWhich is just another wayTo sayIt’s your fault RelaxIt’s just the end of the worldRelaxAs the wall tumble downRelax they sayIt… Continue reading Relax