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.

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2019/02/25/home-improvements-a-poem-written-for-kiras-sunday-scribbles/

 

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

 

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/02/25/year/

 

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

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

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/07/28/kiras-sunday-scribbles-49/

BROKEN PROMISES

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:

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/08/04/rdp-sunday-continue/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/08/04/broken/

 

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.

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

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/07/21/kiras-sunday-scribbles-48/

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.

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

See the link below to view the original post:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/07/14/kiras-sunday-scribbles-47/

 

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

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/07/16/quiet/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/07/16/rdp-tuesday-lofty/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/07/16/your-daily-word-prompt-saga-july-16-2019/

 

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

 

 

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/06/22/nurture/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/06/16/kiras-sunday-scribbles-44/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/06/23/your-daily-word-prompt-indecision-june-23-2019/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/06/22/rdp-saturday-peace/

FOWC with Fandango — Dearth

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

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

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/05/26/kiras-sunday-scribbles-42/

 

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:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/05/28/backward/

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

 

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

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/05/12/kiras-sunday-scribbles-41/

 

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:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/05/14/keeper/

FOWC with Fandango — Chosen

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/05/14/your-daily-word-prompt-serene-may-14-2019/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/05/14/rdp-tuesday-courage/

 

The Sun Maiden – A Poem written for Kira’s Sunday Scribbles

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This poem was written for Kira’s Sunday Scribbles, see link below:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/04/28/kiras-sunday-scribbles-39/

 

With violet eyes like gimlets,

she flies across the sky, 

looking down on all of us,

In splendour from on high.

Her gaze is far from friendly

she sees into men’s souls

and knows that caring for the planet

is far from our main goals.

Most humans pursue Money,

it is their first desire,

and the world can go on suffering,

it’s only cash that we require.

This vengeful maiden of the sun,

Knows that it’s us that is to blame,

So swift and nimble she shines on us

and we’ll soon perish in her flame.

 

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 29/April/2019

 

I have also included the following word prompts:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/04/29/money/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/04/29/your-daily-word-prompt-desire-april-29-2019/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/04/29/rdp-monday-nimble/

 

 

 

Easter’s Birth – Kira’s Sunday Scribbles

 

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

See the link below:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/04/21/kiras-sunday-scribbles-38/

 

As winter finally passes

In one last final flurry,

The season we’re all yearning for,

Comes running in a hurry,

To catch up for lost time,

Spreading greenery with a fling

And in the spirit of its rebirth

The trees start their blossoming.

 

I have also used the following word prompts:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/04/25/yearning/#like-1289

FOWC with Fandango — Hurry

Earth’s Last Day – A poem for Kira’s Sunday Scribbles.

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This poem was written for Kira’s Sunday Scribbles, see link below:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/04/07/kiras-sunday-scribbles-37/

 

A face appeared from out the clouds

And gave a level stare

As screams were heard from panicked crowds

And bombs dropped from the air.

Bright lights flashed and eyes were dazzled

By fires blinding flare.

A scourging breeze fanned flames that frazzled.

Burning everything there.

In a terrifying display,

This was Earth’s last day.

 

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 08/April/2019

 

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/04/08/level/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/04/08/rdp-monday-dazzle/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/04/08/your-daily-word-prompt-breeze-april-8-2019/