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Jason Bayliss

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My name is Jason Bayliss and I have written poetry since I was a young boy, a habit I have continued all the way up to the current day which is my 50th year on the planet. I do a tough and demanding job and in my down time I like to write and also love a bit of archery out in the woods. I've seen a fair bit of life. I tend to always write in rhyme and make no apologies for that, I put it down on paper how I hear it in my head. Although I love reading prose. I just love the insights that people share no matter how they share them. In life, I laugh, I love, I'm a bit sarcastic (but only in a loving way) and I care.


Written in memoriam of my wife's mother who loved Wrens: Little Wren The summer was sweet and warm and long, The wheat and the barley grew high, And each day was graced by the joy of your song, But little wren, it's time to fly. Your chicks have grown swift and nimble and strong, They've taken their place in the sky, You've taught them well, taught them how to belong, So little wren, it's time to fly. We know you can't stay, can't stand winters grey, Must find a new place warm and dry, So open your wings and trust when we say, With our love little wren, time to fly.

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Wed 13th Feb 2019 18:27

Thankyou for your lovely comments the poem was about lymphodema troubled all my life and just found out some thing could have been done years ago if people took notice and listened . Let’s hope people start listening and show they care . Lots of love Wendy xx


Sun 10th Feb 2019 11:11

thank you for your comments on my poem Jason.
wish i could have done better.


Thu 7th Feb 2019 22:44

Jason I am sure we have a great deal in common.

You write like a true poet.

You are indeed one to watch. I look forward to reading more of your musings/

Thank you for reading some of my stuff.

I always enjoy finding other poets that I can connect with.

Great works my friend



Thu 7th Feb 2019 11:55

Legs or breasts
jump start the heart,
both are delish
like chicken parts!


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Stephen Mellor

Wed 6th Feb 2019 05:48

Hi Jason
Thanks for your words.
I'm a little like you, in that I hear a lot of what I want to write in rhyme.
I started writing nearly 12 years ago, at the tender age of 60.
My first wife had died and I found it helped putting stuff down on paper, but I was put down a wee bit (by those more experienced) because my poems rhymed.
Whatever my writing is, I was saved (in a writing sense) by reading Langston Hughes's poems. I could actually understand them!
I persevered, and it was poetry that brought about marriage number 2. Much to be thankful for.

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Jason Bayliss

Sun 3rd Feb 2019 17:42

John, thank you so much. It was a tough write, it was a difficult passing. Neuroendocrine cancer. So glad you could see what I was trying to say, thanks.

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John Marks

Sun 3rd Feb 2019 16:34

Your sample poem dedicated to your wife's mum really affected me. I could feel tears welling up at all that you didn't say. You demand that your reader reads between the lines which is, in my opinion, the essental step to developing an authentic voice of your own. You have talent Jason. Use it. All good wishes, John E

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Jason Bayliss

Thu 17th Jan 2019 19:40

Thank you both very much, it's really nice to hear positive things.


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Dave Caplan

Thu 17th Jan 2019 18:42

You write well, and reading between the lines of your biography I would say have had an interesting, and no doubt dangerous life so far.

I look forward to reading more.

Big Sal

Thu 17th Jan 2019 17:12

That’s a great sample you posted.🙏🏼💯

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