Sway


By Scott Bailey © 2019 All That I Survey is Under my sway That is what they say The evidence is slim So I start to understand How perfidious is the world And the darkness begins to seep in The entropy of hope, and dream slayer So I must strive to remember the truth My … Continue reading Sway

Galaxy


By Scott Bailey © 2013 Swirling, whirling milky clouds of stars Spiralling down to the black hole Supermassive hungry dark Swallowing all it can Axle of the wheel Sparkling star arms Shining cloud Holds our Home In response to COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 113, HAPPY DECEMBER! POETS CHOICE OF WORDS Check the … Continue reading Galaxy

The Solace of the Night


By Scott Bailey © 2018 When the fire goes out The heat is dissipated Darkness falls again Only then do the creatures Of the night find their solace In response to COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 112, “COLD & SAFE,” #SYNONYMSONLY Check the link for the guidelines and rules A tanka this week. … Continue reading The Solace of the Night

Remembrance


By Scott Bailey © 2018 Gone The sound The thunder No silence reigns And the poppies bloom Nodding respectfully To the brave that lay beneath The swathe of red that remembers The blood that was shed here for freedom And the folly of man to his brother So we may never forget all that pain … Continue reading Remembrance

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