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
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. Promise. 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.