Archive for ‘Scott’

April 21, 2016

Jealousy

by Scott Andrew Bailey

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 are taught
Is plain to see

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April 20, 2016

Moonshine

by Scott Andrew Bailey

Shine for me moon, shine
I need your silver beams
To heal
To calm

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April 19, 2016

Chasing Sunbeams

by Scott Andrew Bailey

See the argent moon
Chasing the brightest sunbeams
Moments slip away

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April 11, 2016

Missing Meadows

by Scott Andrew Bailey

Intent on life’s path
We do not see the meadow’s
Beauty all around

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April 5, 2016

Morning Vale

by Scott Andrew Bailey

The vale veiled in mist
Treetops fray misty tendrils
Sunlight melts it down

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March 30, 2016

Winter Sparrows

by Scott Andrew Bailey

A cold winter falls
Sparrows huddle and shiver
Hunger befriends them

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March 29, 2016

The Lonely Tree

by Scott Andrew Bailey

The lonely tree
Stood atop the blasted hill
Stark
Barren branches snatching
Rays from a mist-shrouded sun

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February 25, 2016

Whisky and West Wing

by Scott Andrew Bailey

All around me
The walls of my life
Are tumbling down
In slow mo
I am watching
In slow mo
Wondering if
I will survive

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February 25, 2016

Over the Plains

by Scott Andrew Bailey

 

A warm summer breeze
Teases scent across the plains
Tight the wolf pack runs

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December 17, 2015

Allure

by Scott Andrew Bailey

A golden charm hangs
Twisted tear between her breasts
Hungry wolves look on

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December 9, 2015

Wolf In Snow

by Scott Andrew Bailey

Hard the mud did cake
Matted fur, red blood flowing
On snow-covered wolf

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December 3, 2015

The Nazi

by Scott Andrew Bailey

The Nazi
Sat alone in his crowded cell
His ghosts reminded him that they had failed too
“One day. One day….”

Other ghosts waited
A mighty horde
Waiting patiently
For him

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December 2, 2015

Unreasoned

by Scott Andrew Bailey
So they gathered through all the seasons
No plan, no goal, no reason
Anyone would have thought they had agoraphobia
Reality, they imagined, could be held back forever
 
Socially seeking some satisfying Saturdays
Never needing new nighttime neon
All agreeing an admirable agenda
Rich raw results really render

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December 2, 2015

Capital

by Scott Andrew Bailey

Clawing
Avarice
Pouncing
Insidious
Taxing
All
Lies

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November 14, 2015

Filters

by Scott Andrew Bailey

Through glasses
Through windows
Through windscreens
Through the artificial glare of the plasma screen
Through a camera’s lens


Filtered life

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October 30, 2015

Where the Wild Wood Weaves

by Scott Andrew Bailey

Where the wild wood weaves
And the willow weeps
Where the deep dark dwells
And the savage sunlight sleeps

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October 21, 2015

Child’s Eye

by Scott Andrew Bailey

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

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October 9, 2015

Fire in the Mist

by Scott Andrew Bailey

 

There’s a fire in the mist
Down in the green sleepy valley
There’s a fire in the mist
A cherry glow shrouded by grey
Growing
If it grows much more
It will burn off the grey sleepy tendrils of morning
And lay waste to the trees

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October 7, 2015

The Few

by Scott Andrew Bailey

On a dark peak
In a lofty castle tower
Firelight glints on gold
The flames are the consummation
Of a million dreams
The gold is the gifts
That the few exchange
As they gather
To sharpen their swords
Hone their skills
Readying
To chase away the wolves
Release the hounds
And take control
Of the docile cattle herds

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October 1, 2015

I Love a Title

by Scott Andrew Bailey

I love a title
My name underneath
The first few paragraphs
The format
The shape

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September 13, 2015

Soon

by Scott Andrew Bailey

 

Soon
They will realise
That their spin
Their media hype
Is failing
Now
One has come
To threaten
Their way of life
Not ours
As the spin machines spews
But theirs
Their way of life
Of easy deception and greed
Of spinning tales of woe
Cutting and taxing
While smirking with contempt
And lining their pockets
With our aid
Let’s see
What happens
When they realise
The spin
No longer works

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September 6, 2015

Manipulation

by Scott Andrew Bailey

A drowned boy
Drawn from the sea
Fled from death to death
Burns in our minds
Burns in our hearts
Fans the flames of passion
Just before
The call to war

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September 4, 2015

Cross

by Scott Andrew Bailey

An old one of mine that seems very appropriate at the moment

Rapists come and go
like bills
grit your teeth
bear it
pay

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August 24, 2015

Rooms

by Scott Andrew Bailey

Shacks stacked
Corrugated walls
Tetering high
Rambling high

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August 23, 2015

Sense

by Scott Andrew Bailey

Red sky, grey smoke high.
Silver tear, deep blue cloud.
Black and White.
Golden smile.

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August 22, 2015

Numb

by Scott Andrew Bailey

Beaten
Blind numb
Afraid
To dream
Without sleep

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August 20, 2015

The Alarm

by Scott Andrew Bailey

 

The alarm keeps going off
But there’s nothing wrong
The alarm keeps going off
We ignore it
The alarm keeps going off
Keeps going off

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August 13, 2015

Straight Path

by Scott Andrew Bailey

The Romans had it right
With their roads
Our roads wander
And wind
Avoiding stuff
Drawing closer to other stuff

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