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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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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

Sir Richard Francis Burton Biography Cover
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Sir Richard Francis Burton

By Scott Bailey If ever you are looking for a good and somewhat different biography to read them try Burton: A Biography of Sir Richard Francis Burton by Byron Farwell. I am not one for biographies myself - I only read this one due to the fact that he was featured in one of my… Continue reading Sir Richard Francis Burton

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The Siege of the Stupid

By Scott Bailey © 2017 We have handed over our passportBattered down the hatchesIn a siege of our own designingSome feeling smug justificationOthers wondering if they should have done moreAll responsibleAll of usRemember thisHuddled behind our wallsWhen the hunger strikes Photo by Anthony Beck on Pexels.com

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Fortune

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Fortune favours the boldRisk equals successPeople stop seeing riskAnd hand over their cashTheir timeTheir labourTheir livesThe minority shineThe majority are mesmerisedWhile they fall

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Territory

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Territory shrinksAs the walls rise againAnd the drawbridge is raisedThe world is smaller The worst of timesFrom long agoAre opiumEntertainmentSleight of mind MeanwhileTerry the TorySniggers behindFake prideAnd cheap beer ProtestIs the latest sportAvariceThe virtue of power Photo by Aaditya Arora on Pexels.com

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The Elixir

By Scott Bailey © 2017 The ElixirSwept through the voidHuntingStars glinting off theSilver skinThe peak of human inventionEmpty and silent Photo by SpaceX on Pexels.com

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The Lord of the Trees

By Scott Bailey © 2006 I am Herne the Hunter, Lord of the Trees,and you are a leaf blown on the breeze.Echoes and whispers inside your head,set you on the path you were destined to tread. Head of a wolf, eye of a hawk,in the forest, the hooded man shall walk.A man of balance not of gold,Is it… Continue reading The Lord of the Trees

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Anticipate

By Scott Bailey ⓒ 2017 I anticipateThe dissipationOf the allThe scatteringOf goalsThe rise of dreamsTo rideUpon the mistsTo be blownUpon the windsTo resideIn cloudsAnd hideIn treesTo sleepIn earthDrink waterSup sunlightWeep rainAnd sigh Photo by Quang Nguyen Vinh on Pexels.com

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Lust

By Scott Bailey © 2017 In all the bluster and noiseThere is lustHidden Photo by Jose Francisco Fernandez Saura on Pexels.com

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Carrier

By Scott Bailey © 2017 The secret passengerScampers aroundJust looking for a snackInnocent, unawareOf the death that he carries Photo by freestocks.org on Pexels.com

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Rested Wheel

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Why aren’t we railing?Why aren’t we mad?Why do we sit in silence?In apathy so sad. Is the sickle blunted?The hammer dropped and cracked?Has the guillotine lost its edge?Has liberty backtracked?​ The peasants have moved onFrom field to factory to desk.Is it beautiful progressOr captivity grotesque So day after dayafter day… Continue reading Rested Wheel

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Giants

By Scott Bailey © 2014 I have seen giantsStriding over the landPower on their shouldersStern and strong their hand Never do they falterNever seen one stumble or fallAlways do their dutyAlways answer the call Through storm and wind and rainThe carry their burden trueThough other links may burn outThe giants stride on through So remember… Continue reading Giants

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Aubade Two

By Scott Bailey © 2015 Dawn sneaks over the hills Light spills through the vales And the veils of the window I see beauty at last Complicated, unfathomable, mystery But right and true Most the world walks by Seeing a different way This morning gives me hope But the light washes out Shadows darken veils… Continue reading Aubade Two

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Broken Eggs

By Scott Bailey © 2017 A new clutch of chicksAwaken to a cold dawnThe fox scents a chance Image from Pixabay

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Life and Death

By Scott Bailey © 2016 Potential new lifeExcitement when waters breakNew life brings us cheer Six forever hoursCaressing a fading pulseAll cheer drains away Image from Pixabay

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Carman

By Scott Bailey © 2013 I make cars I always have As did my father. Prestige cars. The most famous in the world Made with pride. Made with precision. Made to last. To shine and glide! Every working day. All the working hours. My trusty hands create. I may be steeped in habit Tradition and… Continue reading Carman

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Jealousy

By Scott Bailey © 2016 Jealousy A deadly sin So we are taught Over and over Again And when We dare to question The questionable ways Of wealth and power The smirk and hint Jealousy And the lessons rise Prodding our conscience Silencing our voices With guilty pillows Thus Why we are taught What we… Continue reading Jealousy

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Goodbye Daily Prompt!

UPDATE -  I have now started my own! It can be found here I only found out about this today! After all this time the Daily Post is sounding the Last Post and bidding us farewell. Damn! I need it! I will miss it! I need a push every day - I may not use… Continue reading Goodbye Daily Prompt!

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Cold Cold News

By Scott Bailey © 2016 The news chills today The child killers found guilty Will justice suffice? In response to the daily prompt Guilty #DailyPrompt, #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Assumption

By Scott Bailey © 2018 The assumption Is consumption Is needed The beast needs feeding So we can all be fed Let’s Eat the beast Instead In response to the daily prompt Assumption #DailyPrompt, #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Not Enough

By Scott Bailey © 2018 Here are my words Not enough To unburden My crushed soul Or move a mountain Of stress #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Infected

By Scott Bailey © 2018 Infected With weariness Watching the corruption Until it becomes Normality And we shrug And move on Just as they planned In response to the daily prompt Infect #DailyPrompt, #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Identical

By Scott Bailey © 2018 Rejecting the crowd Is the same Identical Choice As following the crowd In response to the daily prompt Identical #DailyPrompt, #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Incubate

By Scott Bailey © 2018 Ideas buried deep in the mind Forgotten, beneath the rubbish The everyday detritus Fermenting Until one day The green shoot Of inspiration In response to the daily prompt Incubate #DailyPrompt, #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Wrinkle

By Scott Bailey © 2018 A wrinkle by the eye With a twinkle in And that's all you need to know In response to the daily prompt Wrinkle #DailyPrompt, #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Silence

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Silence is Golden Because it’s so very rare Grab it while you can   In response to the daily prompt Noise #DailyPrompt, #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
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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

Galaxy
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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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Next Year

I am in a quandary - what to do with this blog next year. This year I set up prescheduled posts - three a day for a whole year! Then I posted each day as and when I could. This has resulted in two things. A lot of repetition, the same posts being seen over… Continue reading Next Year

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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
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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
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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