Multiple Word Prompt Poem – Things that Last

I’m Reposting this poem that I wrote back in 2018. I hope you like it.

 

Inspired by the following word prompts:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2018/08/14/redolent/

Redolent

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/08/14/your-daily-word-prompt-natural-august-13th-2018/

Natural

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2018/08/14/rdp-75-blue/

Blue

FOWC with Fandango — Substance

Substance

Things That Last

It’s only natural, I suppose,

That time makes fools of us all

A redolent aroma, up the nose

What rises up must one day fall.

A man of substance falls from grace

The skies, once blue, will turn to grey

Crumpled lines cover his perfect face

As time marches on from day to day.

The rotting decay of things once fresh

The aches and pains of ageing bones

All things must pass, our form, our flesh

Carved epitaphs on bare gravestones.

There are things that last beyond our time

That we can pass to our next of kin

Like, knowledge, wisdom and love sublime

Our kindness marks us deep within.

 

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 14/August/2018

 

Inspired by the following word prompts:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2018/08/14/redolent/

Redolent

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/08/14/your-daily-word-prompt-natural-august-13th-2018/

Natural

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2018/08/14/rdp-75-blue/

Blue

FOWC with Fandango — Substance

Substance

A Hidden Heart – A Short Poem

” A Hidden Heart Provides No Comfort.

A pure soul spent in contemplation,

feeds no hungry and heals no sick.

Helping others is our only redemption.” 

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He wore hatred like a camouflage

In this world so full of tormented souls,

to blend in and hide his heretic heart,

from those devoutly damned dark trolls.

 

To survive he wrapped his cloak around him

And hid deep inside, his compassionate core.

So no one knew his kind, warm nature,

Another callous creature was all they saw.

 

With no one to go to, no one to care,

thus, mankind was doomed asunder.

A civilisation once dwelt there

Now no one can recall that wonder.

 

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 31/January/2019

 

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/01/31/rdp-thursday-camouflage/

FOWC with Fandango — Heretic

 

 

RAKA Award Nomination

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I have been nominated for the RAKA. That is the Random Acts of Kindness Award.

I was nominated by the awards creator, Mws R, please check out the post here:

https://mwsrwritings.com/raka-award-nominations-4/

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. 

Here are the Rules:

  1. Copy picture for the award,
  2. Make an acknowledgement to the person who nominated you.
  3. Write a paragraph or bigger to explain an act of random kindness, you have witnessed, done, or received.
  4. Tag and nominate others
  5. Make sure to tell those who have nominated, that you did.
  6. You can post pictures of random acts of kindness even if you do not want to write anything,
    Thanks for participating and making this world a better and thankful place.
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I do virtually everything randomly, I don’t plan or plot anything I create out in advance. I live my life in much the same random way. So all my acts of kindness are random.

I live on a tree-lined avenue, in a neighbourhood where people nod and smile to each other, but we do not get to know one another. However, the other day I noticed a lady I had seen on the bus walking towards town. I was driving to the train station and the bus hadn’t turned up that morning which is why I was driving, and I guessed that was why the lady was walking. I pulled over and offered her a lift, which she accepted. Now I have given her a lift a few times and once I was walking into town and her husband pulled over and gave me a lift. It’s nice when you do a good turn for someone and it ends up coming back to you. That’s the balance of Karma I suppose.

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Another time I was waiting at the train station and the train I normally catch was delayed. There were a few people standing around a looking stressed. On the platform I wait at, they run trains to two destinations and I saw that the notice board showed that the next one wasn’t mine. There was a man in a suit standing next to me talking on his phone having an animated conversation and avoiding eye contact with me. Just then, they made an announcement that the next train would pull in on the opposite platform. The notice board did not update. I thought that this man may want that train and I tried to get his attention by looking, smiling, waving, all the time inviting them to look over,  but all the time he kept talking and ignoring me. It turned out he did want that train, and he missed it. He stormed off still talking on the phone. I tried to do him a good turn, but he wasn’t having any of it. This is a true story, but it is also a good analogy, sometimes we go through life unaware that all around us are people trying to help. Try to remember that when you are caught up in your worries. Most of us care and most of us want to help.

 

My Nominations:

A Guy Called Bloke

Congratulations …

The Britchy One

Getting To Know You..

Becky of Becky’s Mental Mess

😘 January 29, 2019: Quote of The Day & My Thoughts

Dee Kelly of Thriving not Surviving

Let Your Dreams Be Bigger Than Your Fears

and

Stuart L Tutt of Something to Stu Over.

https://stubaby777.wordpress.com/2019/01/28/my-post-picks-for-january-2019/

 

No obligation to accept the award or take part if you don’t want to, I’m just wishing you all the best.

And A big thank you to Msw R for thinking of me. Please go and check out her blog and say Hi from me.

https://mwsrwritings.com/

 

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/01/29/create/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/01/29/your-daily-word-prompt-inviting-january-29-2019/

FOWC with Fandango — Tree

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/01/29/rdp-tuesday-balance/

 

 

 

 

Manic Monday’s Three Way Challenge – Reap your harvest.

This Poem was written in response to Laura M Bailey’s challenge, which was posted a bit late because she isn’t feeling great. Sending her all my best wishes, Hope she is feeling better soon.

See Link:

https://alltheshoesiwear.wordpress.com/2018/10/30/manic-monday-3-way-prompt/comment-page-1/#comment-4675

You may also wish to read my previous entry for the 3-way challenge:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2018/10/22/manic-mondays-three-way-challenge-the-final-release/

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The Word: REAPER.

 

Through the labyrinth of your mind

To the depths of your soul,

You’ll find life easier if you’re kind,

Whatever your destiny or your goal.

 

As you wend your way through life,

Sow seeds of love as you go,

For life can be full of fun or strife,

But you tend to reap more of what you sow.

 

In humility bow your head,

The reaper comes to take you,

To the final lands of the dead,

From where your soul returns anew.

 

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 30/October/2018

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2018/10/30/rdp-tuesday-dead/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/10/30/your-daily-word-prompt-labyrinth-october-30-2018/