Mind Harvest – A Haiku inspired by art.



Has no limit; Harvest the,

Wonders of the mind. 


Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 01/October/2018



FOWC with Fandango — Limit


Love Bite – A poem written for Kira’s Sunday Scribbles


The Word of the Day today is FREE and I remembered this poem I wrote a couple of years ago, inspired by this beautiful picture by Kira.


I was betrayed;

You never stayed

On an altar of false dreams

I sacrificed myself, it seems.

Our connection died

Our love cast aside.

Your intimate touch

That I loved so much,

Was a passing passion

A fleeting fashion,


Now bitten,



In a heap.

Love may be free,

but it’s never cheap.

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 14/February/2019





The Haunted House – A comedy poem.


This poem was inspired by this wonderful drawing by Kira of Kira’s Sunday Scribbles.

If you want to join in the challenge of writing something inspired by this great picture, click on this link below:


I have also included in my poem the following word prompts:


FOWC with Fandango — Drawer


The Haunted House

As I walked into the place

I saw a strange face

On the mantlepiece wall

The eyes followed me around

And to my horror I found

A man standing there in the hall.

He wore a Ghoulish disguise

And I hate those guys

So, I ran away up the stairs

With a chainsaw he chased

But I had him outpaced

And I hid and said a few prayers.

I pulled open a drawer

Then fell through the floor

And landed on a mattress below.

How the crowds laughed!

For it wasn’t witchcraft,

It was all part of a Halloween show.

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 22/October/2018

A Poem from a year ago – Home Improvements.


The Word of the Day is YEAR,

and so I thought I would post a link to one of my poems that I wrote a year ago, here it is, it’s called Home Improvements.



The Picture above was a drawing from Kira, of Kira’s Sunday Scribbles.




Broken Promises – A poem written for Kira’s Sunday Scribbles.


This poem was written for Kira’s Sunday Scribbles, see the picture above and the link below:



They said the land was theirs,

but when you’ve got a gun, who cares?

So he shot dead their chief,

adding more to their grief

and to continue the list

of so many treaties dismissed.

The breakdown of trust added anew

between the settlers and the nation of Sioux.

Filled with so much hatred, unspoken,

caused by the gun and the promises broken.

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 4/August/2019


I have also included the following word prompts:




Tygpress Unauthorised Theft




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

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


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

See the link below to view the original post:



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





A Final Call – A Poem for Kira’s Sunday Scribbles



Of care and nurture, there is a dearth,

Though some instil some peace on earth,

But indecision from government’s elect,

May mean there’s not much Earth left to protect.


planet earth
Photo by Chait Goli on Pexels.com







FOWC with Fandango — Dearth

Kira’s Sunday Scribbles – To catch the wind – A Haiku


This Haiku was inspired by this picture by Kira of Kira’s Sunday Scribbles, click on the link below to see the post:



You can’t live backwards

The past’s gone; You may as well

Try to catch the wind.


The picture also made me think of the following song:


I have also included the following Word Prompt:


Heed the Call – A poem for Kira’s Sunday Scribbles.



This poem was written for Kira’s Sunday Scribbles, please click on the link below to see the post:



It takes a lot of courage,

To remain serene,

When there is pollution everywhere

And the Oceans are unclean.

It takes tremendous bravery

and hope, to give birth

when you’re the keeper of the planet.

When you’re Mother Earth.

Have faith for humankind

Has chosen to heed the call.

The environmentalists have spoken,

We have signed the protocol.

If we want the world to continue

We must change once and for all.


Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 14/May/2019


I have also included the following word prompts:


FOWC with Fandango — Chosen