Future


By Scott Bailey © 2018 This is serious The future makes me tremble These frightening days In response to COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 108, “AFRAID & GRAVE,” #SYNONYMSONLY Check the link for the guidelines and rules A senryu (sort of) this week. Very late and a little hurried   #senryu

Lost Realm


By Scott Bailey © 2018 For a sweet moment This green forest was all mine My own secret realm Now, it is fenced off, private Playground of the privileged In response to COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 107, “HAUNT & SPELL,” #SYNONYMSONLY Check the link for the guidelines and rules A tanka this … Continue reading Lost Realm

Traffic


By Scott Bailey © 2013 Brushed by death today Twice. Metal boxes speeding Too fast, too near me Driven on by the wrong thoughts Or expensive wanderings   In response to COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 100, “POET’S CHOICE OF WORDS” Check the link for the guidelines and rules I couldn’t think of … Continue reading Traffic

No Change


By Scott Bailey © 2018 Screaming at the storm The words lost in the thunder Storm undeflected In response to COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 99, “CHANGE & DEFY,” #SYNONYMSONLY Check the link for the guidelines and rules Another senryu – I have taken the opposite of one of the words this time … Continue reading No Change