Multiple Word Prompt Poem – Dreams Vs Reality.

This poem was inspired by the following word prompts:

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/12/09/your-daily-word-prompt-pageant-december-9-2018/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2018/12/09/kinky/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2018/12/09/rdp-sundaydream/

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2018/12/09/daily-writing-challenge-dec-9/

Dreaming, possible, peace

Dream, Free, Pageant, Kinky.

Dreams VS Reality

Dreaming of a world at peace

A world where wonders never cease

A world where pain and poverty decrease

When will my dream become real?

***

Nothing kinky or perverse

Would make my yearnful feelings worse

Yet progress may in time reverse

Without true inner strength and zeal.

***

A pageant play with smiles of glee.

May make my inner torment flee,

But any relief is only temporary

respite, from what Iā€™m free to feel.

***

Is it possible these peaceful dreams?

When nothing is quite what it seems.

And people turn to the extremes,

Only time alone will reveal.

What are dreams and what is real.

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 09/December/2018

A Roving I will Go – A old Sea Shanty.

 

The Word of the Day word prompt today is Roving.

I instantly thought of an old sea shanty that I was taught in school. It does have a rather saucy lyric, but I don’t think I understood it when I was young. It is a tale of someone who has a rather foot loose and fancy free relationship with a maid of Amsterdam. Of course, by today’s standards, the song isn’t too rude, it’s rather gentle really.

 

 

 

Lyrics:

In Amsterdam, there lived a maid,

Mark well what I do say.

In Amsterdam, there lived a maid

and she was mistress of her trade.

I’ll go no more a roving with you, fair maid.

A Roving, A Roving, since rovings been my ‘ru-i-in’

I’ll go no more a roving with you, fair maid.

 

I put my arm around her waist,

mark well what I do say.

I put my arm around her waist

she said “Young man, you’re in great haste”

I’ll go no more a roving with you fair maid.

A Roving, A Roving, since rovings been my ‘ru-i-in’

I’ll go no more a roving with you, fair maid.

 

The Picture is of a Canal in Delft that I took on a recent trip. I do have some photos of Amsterdam somewhere but I didn’t have time to search for them.

 

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2018/11/01/roving/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2018/11/01/rdp-thursday-loose/

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2018/11/01/daily-writing-challenge-nov-1/

Free, Gentle, Young