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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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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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Candles

By Scott Bailey © 2013 One lumenThe light of a candleIt can be seen they sayFor many milesCandles burn tonightOne for each lost angelLight that will been seen over many yearsStill bright in our mindsA million candlesA fiery sun of bittersweet memoriesThe burning potentialOf lives that never were Image from Pixabay Originally published in A… Continue reading Candles

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Bubbles Bursting

By Scott Bailey © 2014 All around meLiesThe ruins of youngDreamsAway from me hopeFliesBursting at theSeamsSo where to goNowThe truth has beenExposedWhen you don’t knowHowTo let go what youSupposedFind a new path toWalkStep up to theTaskStart the do and stop theTalkStart the make and stop theAskMan up and face theTruthYou’ve faced worse andSurvivedYou're longer in… Continue reading Bubbles Bursting

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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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Old Silver

By Scott Bailey © 2014 The purr of the projectorWarm popcorn scentDust motes dancing in the lightDeep, dusty heavy red drapesMumbles and fumbles in the shadowsHand brushing hand by chanceClose, sweet breath and perfumeThe excitement of the old silver screen Image from Pixabay Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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Boxy

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Worn out, knackered, doneA brimful of boxy funIn old Legoland Image from Pixabay Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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The Eye

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

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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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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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Blue Eyes

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Blue eyes turned purpleDeep purple and very stillWatching all my life Image from PIxabay Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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Purple Eye

By Scott Bailey © 2014 From the purple eye of deathThe last exhaled breathComes an aweful doomAnd darkness starts to loom It dims the roads once brightQuenches golden lightSends tremors through the landLike my trembling hand Trembling on the keyThat sets the danger freeReleasing purging fireBorn from grief and ire Fear will bring the darkAnd… Continue reading Purple Eye

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Sparrow

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Sparrow, sparrow in my way.Briefly tell your tale today.Tell me if my love is dead.Do I waste the tears I shed? Briefly, now I’ll tell my tale.Pray your courage does not fail.You do not waste the tears you shed.Alas I say, your love is dead. A sharp, cold sword did… Continue reading Sparrow

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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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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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Twines

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Silver twinesintricate wiresthin and delicatestretching from misty pastto infinite futureEach one a storya thread of lifeTwisting they come togetherWinding, entwiningFurther down the roadThe twines form a ropeStrongerOlderWiserThickerStiffer Image from Pixabay Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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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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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

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Swift

By Scott Bailey © 2016 Swifts swoop and dazzleAerobatics in the skyStill, we watch in awe By pau.artigas (Falciot #2 Uploaded by Snowmanradio) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

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Pets

By Scott Bailey © 2016 Let’s play with our petsKeep them happy and contentWhile we milk them dry

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Straight Path

By Scott Bailey © 2015 The Romans had it rightWith their roadsOur roads wanderAnd windAvoiding stuffDrawing closer to other stuffBut it’s all just stuffWe get lostNever arriveOr if we doToo lateToo late Image from Pixabay

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Dip Into Something New

Slip away for a few hours, into other worlds - away from all the troubles of this one. Perhaps into the future - a near-future - dark and disturbing and yet - so close. There, follow the fates of four people worn down and broken, angry with the system. Who break out of it, try… Continue reading Dip Into Something New

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Push and Pull

By Scott Bailey © 2017 MemoriseAll the sighsEvery loving glanceAnd long slow danceHold them tightAs we approach the night SanitiseThen fill with liesSqueeze out the dreamsWith mindless streamsOf celebs and fearUntil no one is here RealiseAnd cherish the wiseThoughts that flowBefore they goInto the nightSo hold them tight CharacteriseCategoriseInto a boxAnd cattle stocksTo milk and… Continue reading Push and Pull

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Luck

By Scott Bailey © 2016 No rhyme or reasonBad luck keeps on reigning downGood luck's hard to find Photo by lilartsy on Pexels.com

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Holiday

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Resting on the coastThe soothing sounds of the seaFill this empty shell Photo by Alexandr Podvalny on Pexels.com

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Hope

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Hope holds back the tideStays the shifting golden sandThin mist arises Photo by Ben Mack on Pexels.com

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Worms

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Spring showers cascadeThe blackbird enjoys the hourWorms join the party Photo by Jozef Fehu00e9r on Pexels.com

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Keys

By Scott Bailey © 2014 Keys can lock and jangleHold us safe and secureTake away liberty or open up the doorsAnd the doors they can open….Silver is the primary keyThe opens up our homeWe do have gold but is wornFrom use and years and timeSome keys are rows of black and whiteAnd open up our… Continue reading Keys

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Ghosts

By Scott Bailey © 2014 A fitful candleThe scratchingOf a quillOn parchment oldA chillA shiverA creeping smileA glintGhostsAre born Image from Pixabay Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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Deep Green

By Scott Bailey © 2017 I stand on the shoreUnsure. IntimidatedBy the great green deep Photo by Matt Hardy on Pexels.com Also inspired by an old and longer poem -> here

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Green Shoots

By Scott Bailey © 2017 In the red embersThe wake of the forest fireFresh green shoots arise Photo by Matthis Volquardsen on Pexels.com

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Shining Deep

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Darkness rules the deepBio-luminescence shinesNature wins the day Photo by Irina Iriser on Pexels.com

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Rising Tide

By Scott Bailey © 2013 From the shallows to the icy deepWhere dolphins dance and starfish sleepThrough swaying kale and shifting sandFeel the touch of an oily hand Where lights speed by in total darkWhere rest many a sunken arkWhere through the kale fish do slipFeel a cold and choking grip Where bubbles rise and… Continue reading Rising Tide

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Supernovae

By Scott Bailey © 2017 A distant star bloomsShining in the ancient nightShowers of starlight Photo by Miriam Espacio on Pexels.com

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Daisies

By Scott Bailey © 2017 The warm sun coloursThe world like dancing daisiesSpread between the graves Photo by Krystyna Zygalska on Pexels.com

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So It Goes

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Stereotypical headlinesReactions just the sameAmple opportunityTo apportion blame Night time is for thinkingSorting truth from liesBut in the sunshine mornDreams just fly So it goes Image from Pixabay Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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Owl

By Scott Bailey © 2021 The screech of an owl Clouds like scratches on the moon Mouse darts warily For “Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 369 SCRATCH and Screech.” Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 369 SCRATCH and Screech.

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Droplet

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Droplet spins midairShimmering graceful free fallDashed against grey stone

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A Spring of Dreams – Nation

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Kerching! Kerchang! Pow!Our economy picks up!Soul still desolate.  

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Tower of Stone

By Scott Bailey © 2014 Tower of stoneWhere hearts are joinedNames are blessedFlesh is laid to restStillThe tower is stoneAnd cannotLearn to love Photo by Scott Bailey Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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Span

By Scott Bailey © 2014 Span of stoneTaking some to workOthers homeAs it hasFor centuriesOthers watch Photo by Scott Bailey Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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Distant Clattering

By Scott Bailey © 2014 A white wedgeSpotted in the cornerOf a run-down shopOff the trackJoyful memories swellAnd from the pastI hear the clatteringOf a metal bowlFilling with a quarter poundOf sherbet lemons Photo by Scott Bailey Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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Peppers

By Scott Bailey © 2014 Hot red and burnt orangeThe peppers in the potReady to be pluckedAnd in the dinner popped Photo by Scott Bailey Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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Gauges

By Scott Bailey © 2014 Whatever happened to gaugesHaven’t seen one for agesIt gives a feeling of ageDoes a good gaugeEngineering solid and goodSurrounded by brass or set in woodThe odd jet of steam ventingWhat were they all preventing Photo by Scott Bailey Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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Yet

Happy Birthday to my Beautiful Wife! By Scott Bailey © 2014 Standing on a high hillGreen fields rolling away beneath my feetOff into the hazy horizon.Strong breeze blowing through my hairIt exhilarates me – makes me feelI could step forward and flyYetIt is nothing to the way you make me feel Laying in the sunIn… Continue reading Yet

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On Wing

By Scott Bailey © 2014 On wingDefying the earthSubmitting to the windAnd trustSoaring joyFreedom highOh for wingsFor real Photo by Scott Bailey Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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Bluebell Path

By Scott Bailey © 2014 Bluebell pathGoes to the heartA potent signOf where I amWhere I have beenMy roots are theirsWe share soilAnd shall again Photo by Scott Bailey Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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Splosh

By Scott Bailey © 2014 SploshAnd a little erosionHelped onBy little handsJoy is free Photo By Scott Bailey Originally published in A Spring of Dreams