Callously Ended – An unkind poem.

This is an unkind poem inspired by the prompt words:

Word of the Day: Dalliance

Three things Challenge: Puffer Fish, Soul, Staring

This is not a reflection of my character and I hope no one ever says anything this unkind to you. 


So you thought this was love?

Good heavens above!

But I never said it was so.

It was just a dalliance

a one-off alliance

now it’s time for you to go.

OK, so I’m cold

and callous, unfeeling

Maybe I just have no Soul

I never promised you more,

you’re being a bore,

I never wanted that role. 

You got it all wrong, 

You need to be strong

You really need to let go.

Stop staring at me

now you’ve paid your fee

make like a puffer fish and blow. 


Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 21/June/2018





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People are far too complicated to be able to describe in a few words so I am not even going to try.

15 thoughts on “Callously Ended – An unkind poem.”

  1. You absolutely conjured Noel Coward and Dorothy Parker. This was incredible. Honestly I’m awestruck, to write so out of character, with such cynicism and cutting repartee.. I am truly impressed. You made like a puffer fish and blew me right out of the water!

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  2. Reblogged this on Bitchin’ in the Kitchen and commented:
    As you all know, I’m not much of a poetry lover. I am however a huge fan of Dorothy Parker, Noel Coward and Kristian. I defy you to read this without imagining a Noel Coward play with Fred Astaire. Kristian has a phenomenal talent for just about any genre and I didn’t think he could surprise me any more. I expect excellence from him – I didn’t expect this and I’m honestly thrilled

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