Songbirds
Creative Writing, Haiku, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

Songbirds

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Miracle neededTo save the earth from its doomSongbirds hail the dawn

Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Scotts Daily Prompt, Writing

New year, new challenge.

So last year I had a plan. To not post anything new on my website. I figured that by posting all my new work I was then eliminating that work from competitions etc. So the plan was, keep the site going by reposting old stuff, while waiting new stuff in the background. Well, that didn't… Continue reading New year, new challenge.

Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

Sympathise

By Scott Bailey © 2018 We sympathise We the victims Put up or flags And tokens Banners on our home pages All sincere But nothing changes No actions Behind the thought   A slightly modified version of an older poem I did that benefits from the addition I think. In response to the daily prompt Sympathize… Continue reading Sympathise

Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

Rhymes

By Scott Bailey © 2018 Words flow profusely Anger pours freely Action is stilted and slow The world needs righting In our minds, we are fighting But to battles, we never go Inaction just reaction No satisfaction This is a sign of the times While all is disaster We rush at it faster Chiming protesting… Continue reading Rhymes

Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing

The Cash Creating Conveyor

By Scott Bailey © 2018   Try everything Go on! You know you want to. And why not? Get to the end of your life And say proudly I did it all! I did it my way! I tried it all! No matter the cost Ignore the cost Such a small cost Dripping away Over… Continue reading The Cash Creating Conveyor

Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

Holes

By Scott Bailey © 2014 There are holes In everyone’s hearts Some are big Made by lives fulfilled And long Some are small Short and brief Somehow The smaller Hurt more   In response to the daily prompt Cavity #DailyPrompt, #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

Inkling

By Scott Bailey © 2018 I am drawn By slightly parted lips Swaying hips Twinkling eyes A smile I am drawn By an inkling   A slightly modified version of an older poem I did that benefits from the addition I think. In response to the daily prompt Inkling #DailyPrompt, #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing

Inscrutable – the Pension Rip Off

By Scott Bailey © 2018 There’s an advert running at present (in the UK) for pensions. It shows two of the same person working - with the tagline that having a workplace pension is like having another you working for your future. If only. Recent history would suggest otherwise. With so many company pensions disappearing… Continue reading Inscrutable – the Pension Rip Off

Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing

Trill

By Scott Bailey © 2018 The trill of birdsong Echoes down the green valley Before the ice falls In response to the daily prompt Trill #DailyPrompt, #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing

Dominant

By Scott Bailey © 2018   The dominant theme Of the modern movement Is just that To dominate To be the best No second place No room for losers Crush them Squeeze then dry That is is the song Of our age We seem to sing it With joy     In response to the daily… Continue reading Dominant

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Tardy

By Scott Bailey © 2018 One day Tardy light Will throw All we know Into darkness And the scientists Will begin again With relish In response to the daily prompt Tardy #DailyPrompt, #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Candid

By Scott Bailey © 2018 Can we be candid? No There it is Politics In response to the daily prompt Candid #DailyPrompt, #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

Treat

By Scott Bailey © 2018 What a treat What’s a treat Stuck on the street Tired feet Treated like meat Tired feet Struck on the street What’s a treat What a treat In response to the daily prompt Treat #DailyPrompt, #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Reservation

By Scott Bailey © 2018   You are the land of the free With your reservations That shame us all And teach us If only you could learn that lesson In response to the daily prompt Reservation #DailyPrompt, #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

Conversation
Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

Conversation

By Scott Bailey © 2018 The end of the conversation Is the end of the line The rising of the fires Of hostility and ire So keep talking Keep talking In response to the daily prompt Conversation #DailyPrompt, #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

Creative Writing, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

Shroud

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Silk Like mist Flows Over mounds And into dells Following the ebbs And flows Shrouding warmth Falling away To heaven #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

Galaxy
Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

The Calling

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Hear the music Of the spheres Calling Feel The irresistible Attraction Of the singularities Pulling See the twinkle The burst of life Shrouded in the Nebulous mists Here the roar Of the silent yaw Of space Here the call The dare Will we share In the song Or crack Our own… Continue reading The Calling

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The Scarlet Mountain

By Scott Bailey © 2016 The scarlet mountain Hangs in the sky The scarlet mountain Lies Through the blood Of the mountain All of us Relate This is the place Dreams instantiate Where the scarlet mountain Dwells in the clouds That is where Hope flies In response to the daily prompt Relate #DailyPrompt, #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

Compass
Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

Compass

By Scott Bailey © 2017 The compass has no compassion The waves care not The road goes on forever Whatever your feet yearn Rest is not an option For the currents will always win Only those that fly Will win In response to the daily prompt Compass #DailyPrompt, #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

Mankind Limited
Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Fiction, Mankind Limited News, Science Fiction, Self Publishing, Writing

The Theory Of Learning

William had a theory. It was to do with the way people learned. That was why he never told anyone The Secret. That was why he had to lead them to their own discovery. But was that right?   Find out more. Follow four people who society could not break as they explore the very… Continue reading The Theory Of Learning

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Elegance

By Scott Bailey © 2017 From the unimaginable Power Of supermassive black holes To the delicate Dance of quarks It all contains Elegance Beautiful and precise In the conclusion of horror And the breaking of joy The shining of rain And the sweep of the dune From the swell of the tide And the retreat… Continue reading Elegance

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Degrees

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Third-degree burns First-degree murder How we like to measure things That hurt http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk In response to the daily prompt Degree #DailyPrompt #iamwriting, #postaday

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The Gorge

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Cheddar Gorge Deep With memories Camping with friends Caving Rich smell of loam Aroma of cheese The chill of the cave Holidays with family Children eyes Reliving the wonder Of my youth Deep runs the gorge http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk In response to the daily prompt Gorge #DailyPrompt #iamwriting, #postaday

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Saintly

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Through saintly blue hues The predator emerges Teeth all pearly white http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk In response to the daily prompt Saintly #DailyPrompt #iamwriting, #postaday

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Going South

By Scott Bailey © 2017 It's all going south So let's all relocate there It's hotter at least http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk In response to the daily prompt Relocate #DailyPrompt #iamwriting, #postaday

Adoption, autism, Family, Health, Journal

One of THOSE days

So TV glamour aside - the reality of living with Autism in the family. I ended the weekend totally exhausted. Went to work determined to leave it all behind me and concentrate on a major project which culminates tomorrow - when we retire two old websites and divert all the users to the newer current… Continue reading One of THOSE days

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Jenga Man

By Scott Bailey © 2017 A piece of me is demanded Every waking moment of my life One day the critical piece Will be withdrawn And the inevitable Tumble will come The final fall The end of the game http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk In response to the daily prompt Tenterhooks #DailyPrompt #iamwriting, #postaday

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Age

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Age is the revealer It strips away the lies And wears us down With harsh reality Pares us to the bone http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk In response to the daily prompt Age #DailyPrompt #iamwriting, #postaday

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Tenterhooks

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Waiting on tenterhooks For the next Big Idea The next Winner The next Wedding The next Divorce The next Leader The next Messiah For some Just The Next Sale In the meantime We are bled And the fruits of our labours Snuck out of the back door http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk In response… Continue reading Tenterhooks

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The Age of Reason

By Scott Bailey © 2017 This is the age of reason Apparently What reason then Behind the starving child Tortured by hunger pains What reason Behind the women Sold as toys What reason The stockpiling and use Of weapons of blood One reason One alone That pounds every moment Of our lives http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk In response… Continue reading The Age of Reason

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Dancer

By Scott Bailey © 2014 Defying downing gravity To delight in dazzling dance Shimmering, shining sparkles Showering tiny tears http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk In response to the daily prompt Sparkle #DailyPrompt #iamwriting, #postaday

Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

Caged

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Photo Credit Scott Bailey © 2013 Noble, graceful, caged So like us yet so far apart Our bars are our own. http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk In response to the daily prompt Zoo #DailyPrompt #iamwriting, #postaday