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Fragile

By Scott Bailey © 2013

So many connections
So many lines
All taut and humming
Junctions and switches
A house of cards
Delicately balanced
Systems
Working to full capacity
One break from collapse
Such is life

Image from Pixabay

In response to my daily prompt Balance

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Copper

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Copper
The poor relation
In the metal family
First to be used
Didn’t even get an age
Rich, lustre
That draws you on

Image from PIxabay

 

In response to my daily prompt Undertake

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Desert Dancers

By Scott Bailey © 2014

In a growing desert on flowing sands
Sinking down into dried oasis
A market thrives
Rich men and women trade
Food for souls
Hot air for agreement
And everyone dances
While the sands sink
Everyone laughs and sings

Image from Pixabay

In response to my daily prompt Desert

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Embox

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Emboxed
Entrenched
Inside our own little
Echo chambers
Not hearing
Views
Not seeing
Sites
Shouting
Only our way
The world wide web
Tightens
Promised to widen the world
Instead
Narrowed our minds

Image from Pixabay

In response to my daily prompt Embox

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Catching up with Blogging

Life has been so busy! I am so behind with blogging now! Even missing my own Daily Prompts

Thankfully a few people have been keeping them going so they are at least not going to waste. And it’s prompting a few discussions.

I will try and go back and do the ones I have missed though.

Quote of the weekend – from my youngest – at 5 years old. Jumping into a dodgem at the fair, grabbing the wheel and putting his hand on my hand.

“Don’t worry dad. I’ve got this!”

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Big Brother is Dead

George Orwell’s

1984

Showed us the nightmare vision of socialism gone to extremes

It didn’t come to pass.

Instead – we welcomed in something far more insidious.

Capitalism unmarked.

Welcome to

Mankind Limited

 

Welcome to the rebellion

Welcome to The Secret

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Merope

By Scott Bailey © 2013

Marriage was forbidden
Mortal husband taken
Masked in a veil of shame
Must watch her husband’s pain
Most faint in the heavens
Marred by following love
Misty those lives above

By Henryk Kowalewski (http://www.ccd.neostrada.pl/HTM/Merope.htm) [CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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