Posted in Creative Writing, NaPoWriMo, Poetry, Writing

Timeslips

By Scott Bailey © 2015

Oh, give me time, oh, give me time, give me time in my life
So I can dream and I can find an escape from this strife
So I can soar in the sky where only freedom abounds
Where we can dare to be ourselves and death does not his rounds

But these are dreams that slip away, drained by vampire bites
So we watch every day as they fade like spent candle lights
Sucked away by the days and by the burdens of our lives
Yet in this turmoil of life is where most creation thrives

So, give me time, oh, give me time, give me time in my life

Image from Pixabay
Posted in Creative Writing, Haiku, Poetry, Writing

Blush

By Scott Bailey © 2018

See the sky blush with
Golden fire heaven sent
And then the darkness

Image from Pixabay

In response to the daily prompt Blush

#DailyPrompt, #amwriting, #postaday

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Posted in Creative Writing, Haiku, Poetry, Writing

Nature

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Nature
Claws back its realm
Over many ages
Verdant fingers prying apart
Even
The strongest of our creations
With persistence of growth
Old and fertile
Mother

Car Reclaimed by Nature
Image by Scott Bailey

In response to the daily prompt Patience

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Posted in Creative Writing, Haiku, Poetry, Writing

Chasing Sunbeams

By Scott Bailey © 2016

See the argent moon
Chasing the brightest sunbeams
Moments slip away

Image from Pixabay

Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Time and Tide

By Scott Bailey © 2016

Albatross hovers
High over surf scattered sand
All will pass in time

 

In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #113 Beach&Time

#Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge

Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Spent

By Scott Bailey © 2016

 

My life is being spent
Waiting outside shops
Herding kids
Driving
Working for reasons unknown
On maintenance

Not on friends or laughter
Not on relaxation
Not on health
Not on passions

Tick-tock, tick-tock
Life’s precious coin
Being spent
For very little change

Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Spacetime

By Scott Bailey © 2016

As the journey grows
On, from moment to moment
We feel time passing

In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #105-Time&Grow

#Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge

Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Beginning

By Scott Bailey © 2016

Lightning flash charges
The rain drenched primordial dawn
A spark of life stirs

In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #96 Lightning&Rain

#Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge

Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Dragon’s Jaws

By Scott Bailey © 2016

A silk-lined invite
Lures the hedonist inward
Down the dragon’s jaws

In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #95 Dragon&Invite

#Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge

Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Child’s Eye

By Scott Bailey © 2015

When the last heartbeat of the last child
Has faded into silence
The mighty universe
Will not care
Which is a
Shame
For
There
Is nothing
That can magnify
Its vast magnificence
More than the wonder
Reflected in the shine of a child’s curious eye

Posted in NaPoWriMo, Poetry, Writing

NaPoWriMo Day #3

I have been loosely following the prompts on napowrimo.net today’s was fourteeners.  I can’t guarantee I will stick to the prompts though. I’ll probably wander off on my own path at some point.

Timeslips

By Scott Bailey © 2015

 

Oh, give me time, oh, give me time, give me time in my life
So I can dream and I can find an escape from this strife
So I can soar in the sky where only freedom abounds
Where we can dare to be ourselves and death does not his rounds

But these are dreams that slip away, drained by vampire bites
So we watch everyday as they fade like spent candle lights
Sucked away by the days and by the burdens of our lives
Yet in this turmoil of life is where most creation thrives

So, give me time, oh, give me time, give me time in my life

Posted in Blogging101, Short Stories, Writing

Not Enough Sleep

Today’s blogging101 task was Try (Another) Blogging Event

So I chose this one – TAKE THE 50-WORD STORY CHALLENGE

It has ten prompts – I have only done one so far but will try to update all ten before the month is out! As if I didn’t have enough deadlines and challenges.

This is the first

 

Not Enough Sleep

By Scott Bailey © 2015

No time to sleep, Must get on. Much to do. Can’t be late. Sleep when you’re dead my old man used to say. Who’s coming I wonder? Here come the cars. Just take a peek Not many! Expected more at my own funeral! Oh well, what’s next?

#blogging101
#theCommons

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Image Search.”

Pick a random word and do Google image search on it. Check out the eleventh picture it brings up. Write about whatever that image brings to mind.

So I picked a random word from here – a random word generator. And the eleventh picture was this.

temporality

All Change

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Here we are today
Beavering away like slaves
History forgets

Temporality

Posted in General, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry, Writing

Poem a day challenge #364 (Span)

Span

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Span of stone
Taking some to work
Others home
As it has
For centuries
Others watch

Photo by Scott Bailey
Photo by Scott Bailey

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Posted in General, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry, Writing

Poem a day challenge #343 (Rock Water)

Rock Water

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Rock in the flow
Water jumps high
Rock is steadfast
Water jumps for joy
Time passes
Rock is worn to sand
Water flows serene

Photo by Scott Bailey
Photo by Scott Bailey

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Posted in General, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry, Writing

Poem a day challenge #333 (Tomorrow)

Tomorrow

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Hurrying, cramming in, rush rush rush
Preparing for tomorrow is all
By the time it’s done
Tomorrow is already gone
And so the cycle goes
On and on
 

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Posted in General, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry, Writing

Poem a day challenge #331 (White Cliffs)

White Cliffs

By Scott Bailey © 2014

To glimpse a snippet
Of the incomprehensible
Just take a look
At the white cliffs
Reaching up from the sea
The result
Of trillions and trillions of tiny deaths
Life
Has been here so long
It has built
Landscapes

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Posted in General, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry, Writing

Poem a day challenge #327 (Magic Time)

Magic Time

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Brass cantilever
Golden cogs and diamond heart
Magic seconds pass

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Posted in General, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry, Writing

Poem a day challenge #269 (Giants)

Giants

By Scott Bailey © 2014

I have seen giants
Striding over the land
Power on their shoulders
Stern and strong their hand

Never do they falter
Never seen one stumble or fall
Always do their duty
Always answer the call

Through storm and wind and rain
The carry their burden true
Though other links may burn out
The giants stride on through

So remember this and tremble
Even the giants will pass
Fall into dust and rusty ruin
Scattered in untamed grass

One day their burden will dissipate
Their purpose will disappear
And the duty they discharged so well
A memory dimmed with time

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Poem a day challenge #215 (Teeth)

Teeth

By Scott Bailey © 2013

The cold reaches deep
Frozen icicles of time
Teeth in red-hot jaws

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Poem a day challenge #213 (Time)

Time

By Scott Bailey © 2013

There’s not enough time
In my everyday life
For me to exist

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Posted in General, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry, Writing

Poem a day challenge #170 (Who)

Who

By Scott Bailey © 2013

Flames flicker
Time ticks
Down
War draws
Nearer
For the quick
End of time
Draws near
Who will heal
The rifts?

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Posted in General, Health, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry, Work, Writing

Poem a day challenge #144 (Drained)

Drained

By Scott Bailey © 2013

Every buzz and chime
On the phone
Is a worry
Something has gone down
Something is wrong
Another demand
On my time and my brain
Which are both drained
Something
Must change

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Posted in General, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry, Work, Writing

Poem a day challenge #137 (Time)

Time

By Scott Bailey © 2013

Our most precious coin
Swamped by trivial demands
Yet can’t be ignored

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Poem a day challenge #108 (The Pool)

The Pool

By Scott Bailey © 2013

They trickle in
The protesters, the bitter, the dispossessed, the poor
They swirl in slow currents
Exchanging thoughts, views, ideas.
An oasis for the outcasts

The Man sits by the pool
And fishes
Taking what he needs
Watching the rest

The pool holds no threat

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Posted in General, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry, Writing

Poem a day challenge #107 (Late)

Late

By Scott Bailey © 2013

Eleven fifty
Nine and almost out of time
Yet still ploughing on

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Posted in General, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry, Writing

Poem a day challenge #68 (Time Cycle)

Time Cycle

By Scott Bailey © 2013

Time and time again
So it is out with the new
In with the older

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