In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Last Words.”

RIP Humanity

By Scott Bailey © 2015 

Here lies humanity
May they rest in peace
They refused to see the evidence
The greed that would not cease

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RIP Humanity

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Fight or Flight.”

The Shadow of Fear

By Scott Bailey © 2015

Flight or fight
They say
But that first day
The looming shadow
The bully
I was pinned
Couldn’t run
Couldn’t fight
Jellified with fear
Neither response available

For many years
That shadow stalked me
Until one day
I fought
And it fled

The Shadow of Fear

Posted in Adoption, Family

Exactly 3 years ago today! (via timehop.com)

We remember this and are still thankful for the support we had and still get.

http://timehop.com/c/fs:10150826808718452:10153292991413452:10420123:54d74

Posted in Poetry, Writing

Choose

Choose

By Scott Bailey © 2015

Choose a clan
Nerd or jock
Red or blue
Rose or tree
Choose
Then sit back
Your decisions are made
Shout to defend them
But no more need to think
Just sink
Into the arms
Of your clan

Posted in Poetry, Writing

The Meek

The Meek

By Scott Bailey © 2015

The weak shall inherit the earth
So it is written
Of course
When the strong are done with it
It will have lost its worth
A played out empty husk
A flooded desert
Then the meek can have it

Posted in General

your words are hurting my child (adoption & foster)

Some interesting thoughts here that I hadn’t considered.

your words are hurting my child
We are not an island unto ourselves, other people are involved in our lives, and therefore our child’s life. We can’t control those friends and families words, but we do need to be aware of them.

When a child comes from trauma, they have a heightened awareness of the world around them. Words can not only be hurtful, for a child who has a painful past and is always on alert, they can cause other fears or bring underlying ones to the surface.

For years we struggled with what family members said around our adopted children, it was as if some of them had no filter (well, truthfully, they don’t). I’m sure many of you can relate, whether it’s family, friends, or acquaintances you run into consistently, some people simply aren’t aware of what their words do to our kids or us.

Our daughter, Payton, used to worry a lot…

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