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Winds

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Dusty grey pigeon
Battered by the wind
Ruffled feathers, frantic wings
To stay true to course
A struggle

A tall ship sitting silent
In the harbour on
Still calm seas
Regal, proud and ancient
Going nowhere now

A queen strutting her stuff
Colours on parade
While those who earned the medals
Into memory
Slowly fade

Image from Pixabay

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Slime

By Scott Bailey © 2018

From the slime, we came
To the slime
We seem to defer

Image from Pixabay

In response to my daily prompt Slime

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Black and White

By Scott Bailey © 2014

A black and white film
About black and white issues
With grey morals on display
In our multicoloured 3D world
What has really changed
Injustice still looks the same

By Moni3 [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

In response to my daily prompt Court

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Sky Fight

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Flash in the dark blue sky
Clash of sword and bone
Roar of fire high above
Heaven’s thunderous tone

Samurai meets his nemesis
A dragon of the sky
Golden claw fights silver blade
Above the mountains high

Gods look down with fearful frowns
While people gaze above
Do they fear the fiery jaws
Or the hardened iron glove

The enduring will of the flying knight
Feeds his skilful blade
The ancient wisdom of the drake
Ensures he’ll not be played

Red streaks of fire on velvet sky
Silver streaks cut through
Showers of sparks come raining down
To birth a magic brew

And still the battle blunders on
All over every land
Until the both when both are stilled
By a cold and magic hand

Image from Pixabay

In response to my daily prompt Confront

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The News

By Scott Bailey © 2013

What’s behind the story
What is the reason for that news
Who gets the benefit, the prize
The envelope with the bread
The law successfully passed
The company tracked greased
Somebody’s life made easier
At the cost of somebody else

Image from Pixabay

In response to my daily prompt Company

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Dreams

By Scott Bailey © 2014

What if
Dreams were not the product
Of opium
But the opium itself?
Not the symptom
But the cause
“Dream on!”
They say.
Should we?
You have to be asleep to dream.

Image from Pixabay

In response to my daily prompt Dreams

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Cable Ties

By Scott Bailey © 2013

Cables tie us
Hold us tight
To one spot
Even invisible ones
Chains
Keeping us busy
Keeping us attentive
Keeping us productive
and consuming
So when they are cut
We are lost
Unable to produce
As we once did

In response to my daily prompt Spot

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