What do you see – A Daredevil in Flight


This poem was written for Helene Vaillant’s What do you see challenge:

What do you See? April 2, 2019


He’d had a prescient feeling

When his application had gone in.

The excitement sent him reeling

And made his head feel in a spin.


When the phone call came

To say he’d won the competition

He pretended all the same

That he hadn’t had a premonition.


The booked time was at midnight

The weather had been rather warm

It wasn’t a great time for his maiden flight

Particularly in a thunderstorm.


But regardless of the weather,

He put on his favourite sweatshirt

And carried his lucky eagle feather.

And prayed that no-one else gets hurt.


As the lightning struck across the sky

You’d think no one would have flown that day,

But he was a daredevil and that was why

He shouted, “Cast-off and Chocks Away!”


Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 04/April/2019


I have also included the following word prompts:


Today’s prompt: midnight, sweatshirt, application



FOWC with Fandango — Prescient




6-Word Story – JUNE

My pal, Jo at the Creative PTSD Gal does these daily 6 word prompts. See link below.

6 Word Story: 6/1


I have missed out on the first few days, but I thought I would have a go and catch up.

  1. Brave the Lion free your soul.
  2. Check if you must, But Leap
  3. Not a Daredevil, just be brave
  4. The Unknown is usually the scariest.
  5. Always show us the real you
  6. We can put on a show.
  7. You’re not the new kid long

Ok there we go, Caught up now.