50 Word Thursday – Yearning for Solidity.

This poem was written for the 50 Word Thursday Challenge, this week hosted by Teresa, The Haunted Wordsmith. see her post here:


Here is the picture:

gargoyle - Kids | Britannica Kids | Homework Help

and here are the words:

and ne’er was a creature so true and so loyal
Dav Pilkey, God Bless the Gargoyles

Yearning for Solidity

It sits atop its castle walls,
lingering smiles on granite lips.
Bare and prone to whatever falls,
from pigeon’s droppings to rain drop drips.

Baked by summer’s sunshine rays
it never complains or makes demands
Without compromise or need of praise
enjoying the view that it commands.

It’s solid truth; accepted fact
That patience is a virtuous act,
and ne’er was a creature so true and loyal
as the silent, stately granite gargoyle.

I wish I could return to my youth,
Before I made a mistake and wed,
That flawed creature, a male, forsooth,
And married a noble gargoyle instead.

[100 Words]

copyright: Kristian Fogarty 18/April/2019

I have also included the following word prompts:


FOWC with Fandango — Prone




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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.

31 thoughts on “50 Word Thursday – Yearning for Solidity.”

  1. Hi Kristian I could use your help. I wrote a poem that included the Word Of The Day Challenge for today that you co-host. For some reason my pingbacks for the last 2 days aren’t working for Word of the Day or Your Daily Word Prompt. I just tried to add my poem link to Word Of the day Challenge but for some reason Cyranny has the comment section closed. Do have any suggestions for me? I appreciate any help you could give me, Thank you Deborah ❤

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  2. Yes the link I used is the address you have. This has been working fine for up until yesterday and today and yesterday I used the comment section to leave the link to my poem. Thanks Kristian I will check to see if you are able to amend the comment section! 😀

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