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Rockets

Screwed up the title – so reblogging. 😦

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By Scott Bailey © 2018

Rockets fly
In the face of reason
And humanity
Again

Depleted hope
Is as dangerous
And toxic
As depleted uranium

Image from Pixabay

In response to the daily prompt Deplete

#DailyPrompt, #amwriting, #postaday

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Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

The Ancient Market

By Scott Bailey © 2015

There is an ancient market square
Where we all spend our lives
And round and round the stalls we pass
Consuming precious time

The gates are closed to hold us in
While hawkers hawk their wares
Criers cry of doom beyond
The solid steadfast walls

In their towers high above
Lords and ladies gaze
Down upon the writhing mass
And counting out their pay

Where’s the farmer in his field
Where the traveller strange
Where’s the road beyond the gates
Or the key to let us out

So on and on for evermore
We circle round the square
In trenches deep from shambling feet
Beneath the icy stare

 

Image from Pixabay

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Posted in Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing

Rockets

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Rockets fly
In the face of reason
And humanity
Again

Depleted hope
Is as dangerous
And toxic
As depleted uranium

Image from Pixabay

In response to the daily prompt Deplete

#DailyPrompt, #amwriting, #postaday

www.scottandrewbailey.uk

Posted in Creative Writing, Fiction, Self Publishing, Short Stories, Thirteen Tales, Writing

Mother – Thirteen Tales

Mother

Parental echoes and whispers do their dirty work. A man is the sum of their parts.

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Thirteen Tales of Ghosts

By Scott Bailey

A collection of short stories concerning ghosts. Some are traditional ghost stories in the tradition of M.R. James and Edgar Allan Poe. Other are not. Some scare, some are fun. Some play with the concept of a ghost. There are ghosts who are out for revenge and the living avenging the spirits that curse them.

Ideal for sitting around a campfire and late at night under the covers. Or maybe not if the stories themselves are any guide.

Check it out at Amazon and Smashwords and other online e-book retailers.

A paperback version is now available for those who prefer the feel of the paper while huddling by the fire – on your own – in the dark – with that noise behind you……

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

Who’s the Fool

By Scott Bailey © 2013

Listen to all the anger
Hark at all the fury
Just remember that
You no longer own the jury

Humiliate the whistleblower
Make him out a fool
Wielding propaganda
Like an old blunt tool

Don’t you know we’re cynics now
We can see through all the lies
You will have to do much better
Or suffer the surprise.

Image from Pixabay

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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