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Deep Sleep

 

By Scott Bailey © 2015

Trees on the horizon
Fingers accusing the sunset
Shimmering waters deep

The soul of man divided
A fear that never speaks
Darkness encroaches deep

Thunder in the morning
Lightning cracks on high
Rolling sound so deep

Division rends asunder
Lands that had known peace
Now their daughters sleep

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Tradition

Tradition

By Scott Bailey © 2015

Tradition is the echo of oppression
The long shadow of old power
The dark night of the poor
A back drop for wealth’s fireworks
Yet its the poor who cling
Fast to slow-moving tradition
As the controllers far above
Play their fears like violin strings

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Swooping

Swooping

By Scott Bailey © 2015

 

Height, falling, swooping
Skylarks catching air, rainfall
Drowns the fleeing mouse

 

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Mare Nostrum

Mare Nostrum

By Scott Bailey © 2015

 

Mare Nostrum
We don’t support it
They said
So it is gone
In other words
Let them die
Stopping people dying
Might encourage them to live
And after all
What are they
But the victims of war
And rape and torture
Who wants them cluttering up the place?

A fitting epitaph
Perhaps
For the West

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Rescue

Rescue

By Scott Bailey © 2015

 

From butterflies in spiders webs
To wandering dogs down country roads
These are just some of the deeds
Of rescue
She has done
And of course
She rescued my heart
From certain single life
And ensconced it in
A loving family home

 

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Haiku Crib

Haiku Crib

By Scott Bailey © 2015

 

Five syllables here
But seven on the next line
A breakdown of thought

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