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Poem a Day Challenge #45 (Caged)

Caged

By Scott Bailey © 2013

Gorilla
Photo Credit Scott Bailey © 2013

Noble, graceful, caged
So like us yet so far apart
Our bars are our own.

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Poem a Day Challenge #44 (Onshore)

Onshore

By Scott Bailey © 2006

What lies within that deep dark world?
That immensity of green threat
Where lies the leviathan of doom
In that swelling encompassing brine
Where plankton swirl through tentacles
That writhe and sway and curl and wave
And small fish dart discreet?
The leviathan’s milky domain!
Filled with cries of beasts the creature eats
Where crescendos rise and pull the heart with sighs.
The leviathan shifts with a thrashing fit
A rumble excites the waves.
And gulls drop and chop their prey and hop
from surf to spray to cloud to rock.
The whole sea moves with a great heart’s beat
Where will its great thoughts lead?
Will it be content to nibble and gnaw
Or rise with a tumultuous roar?
A great green wall with weight of stone
While here, nearby, and all alone
I
Stand
On the sand
Unsure

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Poem a Day Challenge #43 (Walk of Knives)

Walk of Knives

By Scott Bailey © 2013

Our heart leads onwards to our dreams
Our mind towards our goals
While we wend the road between
That cuts our very soles.

Today we thanked the man
Who tightened up the chains
That ties us to our solid home
For someone else’s gains

If only our hearts and minds agreed
The road could be wide and straight
Let’s hope we find the map we need
Before it is too late

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Poem a Day Challenge #42 (Always Descending)

Always Descending

By Scott Bailey © 2002

Always descending, never ascending.
Moving downwards, moving down.
I can’t get used to this feeling
Moving 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 falling, morning calling,
Pull the chains on, shoulder the yoke.
Down to business. Down to labour.
Moving downwards, moving down.
I don’t like this, what am I doing?
I don’t really want this, what is to be?
Enter the shaft that takes us downwards.
The light is dimming as our dreams descend.

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Poem a Day Challenge #41 (Pool of Dreams)

Pool of Dreams

By Scott Bailey © 2013

Long shadows
Cast their thoughts behind us
Dim our once bright footsteps
An unclean window screen

But flashes from sudden mirrors
Slash though the shadows forms
Glimpses of dreams that past us
Keeping them alive

Though shadows keep on growing
We head towards the sun
In shade our dreams may swim
But they will follow until we’re done

 

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Silver Threadings Review – Mankind Limited

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Scott Bailey skillfully wove a tale of intrigue and suspense with just the right amount of dystopian dread. Bravo!

Silver Threading

  • Title:  Mankind Limited
  • Author: Scott Bailey
  • File Size: 958 KB
  • Print Length: 376 pages
  • Publisher: Scott Bailey
  • Publication Date: August 19, 2013
  • Sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EOA1RW2
  • Formats: Paperback and Kindle
  • Goodreads
  • Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Dystopian Fantasy

In the Author’s Words:

“Trapped. In a world where everything is measured and control pervades every area of life, four people begin to break down. Instead, they break through the walls of deceit and propaganda and into a world of revolution. 

Each, in their way, vow to overthrow the established order. They embark on a journey against the forces arraigned against them, forces of the state and self-doubt.

Ultimately their paths converge on a dangerous road and the discovery of an ancient secret.

Four people, four…

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