A Poem in the Style of Dr Seuss’ Cat in the Hat – A face in the wrong place – Kira’s Sunday Scribbles.


This poem was written for two challenges, firstly, the picture challenge by Kira’s Sunday Scribbles, see picture above and link below:


Secondly, this was written in the Style of Dr Seuss, The Cat in the Hat, which was the challenge set by Christine’s Daily Writing prompt on the Go Dog Go Cafe. See link below:

Christine’s Daily Writing Prompt: The Cat in the Hat


A Face in the Wrong Place. 

A face is quite nice on a cat

On a cat, a face is never off place,

And a face looks OK on a rat,

So, We can all agree on that.

But a face looks decidedly crazy

When it’s sitting on top of a daisy,

On a daisy, a face just isn’t right,

In fact, it’s a terrible sight.

On anything leafy and green,

A face should never be seen,

Either on a daisy or some lovely calabrese.

This is all science gone wrong,

What next a potato in a sarong?

So, when I see a face on a daisy,

Or indeed some lovely calabrese,

I just think its genetics gone crazy.


Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 23/July/2019

Divorce Pending – A Saturday Limerick

Photo by Skitterphoto on Pexels.com

In a diaphanous, silk negligee

The wife stood in the hall doorway,

She demanded some passion

And in imperious fashion

He said “I’ll pencil you in for Thursday”.

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 08/December/2018

This contains the following word prompts:


I’m No longer a Spy – A Silly Rhyme

This Spying game,

It’s such a shame,

I’m not cut out for it you see.

When I trail a bloke

I cough and choke

And they find out It’s me.

I’m far too clumsy,

Yes, it’s true,

To be a proper spy.

I trip and fall,

Fall off the wall,

No matter how I try.

I’m no good undercover

I failed miserably at that.

I’m too easy to discover

even if I wear a hat.

I tried going incognito

With a leg that’s lame

Despite being incredibly discreto

I couldn’t remember my sodding name.

It’s far too much to handle

This cloak and daggers lark

I went and caused a scandal

when they found me naked in the dark.

So, I’ve handed in my notice

“It’s for the best” spymaster said.

As a spy, I’m totally hopeless

So, I’ve joined the police instead.


Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 15/August/2018


This was inspired by the following word prompts:


FOWC with Fandango — Handle


Also, my pal, A guy called bloke, is hosting a murder-mystery challenge, so check it out here:

Are You A Snifty Sleuth?


I hope he doesn’t mind, I have borrowed one of his pictures.


Credit where credit is due, the featured picture is from pixabay