Posted in Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing

The Cracked Vase

By Scott Bailey © 2013

The vessel is cracked
Still holds the sacred blooms
Still revered
Though the blooms are without root
Rootless. Dying.

Still revered.
Water though refreshed,
Still stagnates
Dead blooms replaced
With freshly cut.

Repetition
Builds a patina of respect
Authority
Habit.

The vessel is cracked
Empty of life
Yet forever filled
and revered.

Image from Pixabay

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Posted in Creative Writing, Health, NaNoWriMo, Self Publishing, Short Stories, Writing

NaNoWriMo – Shall I?

I have been in a writing rut – in that I have done nothing new for ages. Life circumstances have been against me.

It’s time to take a stand against all that. I should set myself a challenge again and give myself the proverbial kick up the arse.

So I am considering going against all the odds and partaking in NaNoWriMo this year. I have completed it once but failed the following year due to some serious illness in the family.

These days, all the demands on me mean I don’t get any time to sit down and write – event doing this today is a very rare occurrence. I have been reduced to reblogging old content.

Well, those demands are going to have to take a back seat for a while. They will need to for my own sanities sake.

My plan is not to try and create novel, novella or even a part of one as I did last time. This time I want to use the push to create 10 drafts of short stories. Each around 5000 words long. I will then use these to enter some competitions with – maybe eventually publish them as a collection as well.

Well, that’s the plan. Let’s see how it goes. Lately, my plans don’t see the light of day – this is a last-ditch attempt. I need some success.

Image from Pixabay

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

So It Goes

By Scott Bailey © 2013

Stereotypical headlines
Reactions just the same
Ample opportunity
To apportion blame

Night time is for thinking
Sorting truth from lies
But in the sunshine morn
Dreams just fly

So it goes

Image from Pixabay

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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

Autumn

By Scott Bailey © 2013

Autumn golden brown
covers the hard icy ground
a leafy carpet

Image from Pixabay

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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

The Songbird

By Scott Bailey © 2013

Bird sings by the pool
in the spring in a soft cool breeze
her voice a sweet sound

Image from Pixabay

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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Posted in Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Writing

The Show

By Scott Bailey © 2013

Bug me, drug me
You’ll never touch my mind
Not that you want to
Afraid of what you’ll find

Afraid of the secrets
of someone in the know
Afraid of the exposure
of your elaborate show

So go on with your programme
Sticking to the script
Until the day you are aware
You’re playing in a crypt

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

Through the Glass (Villanelle)

By Scott Bailey © 2013

Slowly the shadows pass
As memories retreat and fade
Passing beyond the glass

Like springtime budding grass
New joys together are made
Slowly the shadows pass

This pain we will surpass
And sunbeams will cascade
Passing beyond the glass

Though sometimes the shattered glass
Will cut us like a blade
Slowly the shadows pass

New light will surely trespass
On the lawn that we have made
Passing beyond the glass

Those memories we can’t bypass
But their colour has finally greyed
Slowly the shadows pass
Passing beyond the glass

Image from Pixabay

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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