By Andrew Scott


Used to see pictures of the missing,
everyday, everywhere.
The persons were either gone for days
or for yeas on end.
Makes a person think how or why
they went missing.

For some, when it came time,
did the person become lost,
disoriented due to a condition?
Not knowing where they were
over a period of time
until discovered by strangers or friends.
Thankful to be home.

Often think about the missing
that are out there never found.
Was the person taken away
against their will
to live out a nightmare
that may still be lived out
so much time later?
Or if their life was too much
and they wanted to disappear
to start over.

That was why I went missing.
A new life beckoned me
from the one I had established.
To a lot it was a good life.
I found it mentally taxing.
Was not all that hard
to not be found.
I am on my own a lot
but if in a crowd
I blend in, unnoticeable.

Never saw any notices
with my face on them
or know if anyone searched.
All I know is I feel a lot better now
being one of the missing.

April 20, 2021
©Andrew Scott Just A Maritime Boy 2021

Festival Rising

Can hear the celebration
throughout the starry night sky.
Feel the unified voices
coming together loud and proud.
Music to the dull ears.
Feeling the festival rising.

Chorus of people stomping
in the strange time of isolation
glowing into the atmosphere.
Changing the colours
with the cheering sound.
Feeling the festival rising.

Strangers are holding hands from afar,
embracing and dancing
like every person has known
one another forever
in this time of change.
Feeling the festival feeling.

April 28, 2021
©Andrew Scott – Just A Maritime Boy 2021

Clear Tears Away

Looking around the world today
would make anyone tear up
with all the emotions in the air.

Hard to believe the spirit
can or would be uplifted
to breathe calmly.

Believe that times are changing.
There is a clearing in the sky.
You can feel it in the wind.

What is important to you
should be held close, tight.
There is something in comfort.

Wipe away the frustrated tears.
The day is good and bright
because you are in it.

April 21, 2021
©Andrew Scott Just A Maritime Boy 2021

Andrew Scott is a native of Fredericton, NB. During his time as an active poet, Andrew Scott has taken the time to speak in front of classrooms, judge poetry competitions as well as had over 200 hundred writings published worldwide in such publications as The Art of Being Human, Battered Shadows and The Broken Ones.

Andrew Scott has published five poetry books, Snake With A Flower, The Phoenix Has Risen, The Path, The Storm Is Coming and Searching and one book of photography, Through My Eyes. Whispers Of The Calm is his sixth poetry book.

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