Universal Parasites – A multiple word prompts poem.

This poem was written to include and inspired by the following word prompts:

 

FOWC with Fandango — News

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/07/18/rdp-thursday-elaborate/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/07/19/universe/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/07/19/your-daily-word-prompt-eradicate-july-19-2019/

 

If we could eradicate one species on earth

To protect and maintain our elaborate Universe

Which one can you think since its primaeval birth

Seems to have just made the ecosystem worse?

Watching the news, this seems to become clear.

It’s human that are the worst species, I fear.

 

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 19/July/2019

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A collaboration with Beckie of Beckie’s Mental Mess – In search of Happiness.

Beckie and I are going to work collaboratively on writing a poem. I said I would start the ball rolling with two lines, then pass it on to her and we’ll bat it back and forth until we feel it is finished.

So here is the beginning:

What is this thing called Happiness?

I search and search, but I confess…..

Ok, Beckie, my friend, over to you. 🙂

Beckie has added:

That some days of searching high and low,

it feels as if,  happiness is suppressed

My addition:

No matter where I am, how far I go.

Feeling Lonely, lost and dispossessed. 

Beckie’s addition:

My heart, mind, body, and soul often thinks, is this a test?

I know happiness is out there, I have to believe.

My next lines:

but while I endlessly search without sleep or rest, 

this cruel world is ever ready to deceive. 

 

Beckie’s next lines:

Though challenges are around every corner,

the search for the secret to happiness must be achieved.

My next bit:

 

Or is life just a meaningless empty space?

God’s creative vision totally misconceived?

From Beckie:

This questioning in my mind is a disgrace,

God would never allow me to continue being this peeved.

 

And from me:

 

Yet when the darkness holds me in its embrace,

I cannot but feel bitterly aggrieved. 

 

 

 

A Collaboration with Kristian of “Tales From The Mind of Kristian” In Search of Happiness

 

 

 

The Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination

I am thrilled, Chuffed to bits and generally over the mood to have received a nomination for the Sunshine Bloggers Award from none other than Stuart L Tutt of the Blog Something to Stu over. Click on the link below to view his post and while your there, check out his blog and say Hi from me.

https://stubaby777.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/the-sunshine-blogger-award-2019-5th-nomination/comment-page-1/#comment-11801

RULES:

1. Use the sunshine blogger award logo

2. Give thanks to the blogger that nominated you

3. Answer the 11 questions given to you

4. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 questions

 

The Questions:

1. What, in your opinion, is the most majestic of all God’s creation?

The World itself.

2. Are you a read the book type of person or a wait for the movie type?

Depends. I tend to enjoy both mediums separately. I have never felt the need to read the book if I enjoyed the film or vice versa.

3. What topic do you feel is the least discussed but the one most needed one to be discussed?

How are children being taught about respect? Respecting themselves and each other. Respect is so important. 

4. Do you prefer hanging out with a group of friends around a fire or chilling alone by a lake?

I am not great with crowds but I am not great on my own. I’d probably like to be with a select small group of very close friends. Or alone but with a special someone by a lake. 

5. What inspires you to keep blogging?

Habit and the need to empty my brain of the words that are buzzing around inside it. 

6. Do you believe the world is going to hell in a handbasket? Why?

It is a complicated picture, many things in the world are actually improving, the media, of course, shine a light on all the bad stuff. There is plenty of bad stuff going on too. 

7. If you are a Christian, would you be willing to write your testimony as a blog post?

I don’t understand this question. Maybe I’m not Christian enough to understand. I believe in God but don’t believe that much of the prescribed religious practices are necessary at all. 

8. If you have written your testimony would you be so kind as to send the link?

9. What is the current colour of your kitchen?

Pale cream coloured walls, pale green tiles and a mock green granite worktop. 

10. What is your dream car?

One that won’t break down and will get me from A to B in comfort and without fuss. 

11. Where did the phrase “by the skin of my teeth” originate?

The King James Version Bible. It is an excellent phrase that also displays good British wit, the skin of the teeth, i.e by the smallest of margins because, of course, there is no skin on teeth. 

 

My Nominees:

#MM — Tale Weaver — Visiting — Long Black Veil

Writing Prompt #28 – Freedom

A Collaboration with Kristian of “Tales From The Mind of Kristian” In Search Of Happiness

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/a-proper-homemaker/

https://wideeyedwanderingspoonie.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/colors-of-life-one-liner-wednesday/

https://paeansunpluggedblog.wordpress.com/2018/08/15/falling-in-love/

Laugh for the Day-Money Can’t Buy Happiness but it Can Buy You Rum

https://apausefornature.wordpress.com/2019/07/11/to-live/

https://crushedcaramel.wordpress.com/2019/06/09/forget-me-not/

https://lifelessonsaroundthedinnertable.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/wordless-wednesday-31-blackwater-falls/

I Just Wanted To Say

The Questions to my nominees:

  1. What is your theory on the point of existence?
  2. Do you have a favourite film? What is it?
  3. If you could travel to any place, where would you go?
  4. If you could do any job what would it be?
  5. What character trait do you find unattractive?
  6. When reading fiction, do you prefer reality or fantasy?
  7. What would you like to see on tomorrow mornings newspaper headlines?
  8. What advice would you like to give to your ten-year-old self?
  9. What song always makes you smile?
  10. What television programme would you love to see back on the airwaves?
  11. Have you ever played a practical joke on someone?

 

So there we go. Have fun and pleasant dreams.

 

Yourself

The Word of the Day is Yourself

I hope you are inspired by Yourself to create a post.

Happy Thursday. 🙂

Word of the Day Challenge

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Today’s Word of the Day is Yourself.

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50 Word Thursday Challenge #29

Good morning and welcome,  it’s time once again for the 50 word Thursday Challenge.

I know you have been looking forward to this all week. I hope you enjoy this challenge.

I am hosting the challenge again this week, Teresa, The Haunted Wordsmith hosted it last week. If you’d like to read some of the excellent short stories from last week’s challenge please click on the link below:

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/recap-50-word-thursday-28/

The Rules:

  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.
  • HAVE FUN!

So here is the picture for this week:

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and here are the words:

“Ellen tended to be insecure and worried. And it seemed as if in recent years she had mostly worried about losing her looks.” – Michael Crichton – Jurassic Park.

 

I hope you enjoy this week’s challenge. I will gather together all the entries and publish a results post on Wednesday.

Have fun. 🙂

Croakey Karaoke – A multiple Word Prompt Poem

 

 

When I’m singing at karaoke,

With my voice all crackly and croaky

My neighbours all shout

“Dear God! Cut it out”

When I start doing the Hokey-cokey.

 

 

They call it a thoughtless act

Well, I’ve never had that much tact,

And tactless though I am,

I don’t give a damn

I’ll keep on singing until I’m attacked.

 

 

Though they cry it gets on their wick,

Well, honestly, I don’t care a lick

They say it’s a cacophony

But I shout back with joy and glee.

“Have gratitude the walls are quite thick”

 

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 17/July/2019

 

I have included the following word prompts:

 

FOWC with Fandango — Cacophony

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/karaoke/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/rdp-wednesday-gratitude/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/your-daily-word-prompt-tactless-july-17-2019/

 

KARAOKE

The Word of the Day is Karaoke,

I hope this word inspires you to write a story or a poem.

Happy Wednesday 🙂

Word of the Day Challenge

The Word of the Day is Karaoke.

It is a word of Japanese origin that has now become synonymous with bad singing.

It literally means “Empty Orchestra” in Japanese.

Write a Poem, story or anecdote, inspired by this word.

Please create a pingback to your post by including a link to this page in whatever you are posting.

If you want to participate create a pingback to link your post. Not sure how to do that? See how to create pingbacks here.

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Most Importantly, Have Fun.

As an aside, What song, if you had to sing something, would you choose to sing?

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Kira’s Sunday Scribbles – The Saga of the Incorrigible Ape.

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This poem was written in response to this great picture from Kira’s Sunday Scribbles.

See the link below to view the original post:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/07/14/kiras-sunday-scribbles-47/

 

It was a tale to be told,

A saga extreme,

Of a man who’d grown old,

And lived by a stream.

It was his secret escape,

His quiet retreat.

Then he met a mountain ape,

The one with big feet.

The giant lifted him up,

So tall and so lofty

and gave him a squeeze,

you might think him a softy.

Then to break all expectations,

Bigfoot swallowed him whole,

Despite the man’s protestations

He showed no control.

But he had his final revenge

And that’s without question

He gave that poor ape

Terrible indigestion.

 

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 16 July 2019

 

I have also included the following word prompts:

 

FOWC with Fandango — Escape

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/07/16/quiet/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/07/16/rdp-tuesday-lofty/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/07/16/your-daily-word-prompt-saga-july-16-2019/