A Limerick – Lying Camera’s

This Limerick was written for Sadje’s What do you See Challenge.
Click on the link below:

What do you see # 36 – 29 June 2020


The camera, they say never lies

But so often it seems to disguise

the model’s face and its flaws

a bold nose or weak jaws

so the truth never reaches the eyes.




Multiple Word Prompt Poem – Identically Different.



You may say we are identical

But don’t believe your eyes

One of us is honest

Whilst the other one tells lies

It is hard to tell the difference

But when you’ve known us for a while,

One will drive you to despair

The other will make you smile.

One is full of bounding energy

One is lacklustre and sedate

You probably won’t know which of us you’re with,

Until it’s far too late.

From one, you’ll want to run away

And require some respite,

The other one will make your day

And that is all despite

the fact we look the same

but it’s a very good disguise,

but can you believe a word I say?

I could be telling lies.


Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 27/April/2019




FOWC with Fandango — Respite




321 Quote me – The Truth Is…

JP the Wide eyed Wanderer has tagged me for this challenge. See the Post here:


Rules: 3.2.1 Quote Me!

  • Thank the Selector
  • Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day.
  • Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’
    Please Note: Rory will be reblogging your responses unless you tell him NOT do so.


I have actually, done one of these already today but I don’t want to disappoint JP who is a very supportive blogger. Also, there are a lot of great quotes about the Truth out there.

“The Truth is out there, but there’s no point in looking for it anywhere near any politician.” – Kristian Fogarty 

Maya Angelou

“There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth.” 
― Maya Angelou


I won’t be tagging anyone this time, but if you are reading this and want to have a go, please be my guest.


FOWC with Fandango — Post


321 Quote Me – Ain’t it the Truth?

So that Grand Master of the blogosphere (If you don’t believe me, go check out his blog. Would I Lie to you?), A Guy Called Bloke, has tagged me in one of his 321 Quote Challenges, this one about Truth.

Click below to see his post:

321 Quote Me – Truth

Rules: 3.2.1 Quote Me!

  • Thank the Selector
  • Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day.
  • Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’
    Please Note: Rory will be reblogging your responses unless you tell him NOT do so.

Thanks again Mr. Bloke. 🙂


George Orwell

  1. “In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
    ― George Orwell

Who’s real name was Eric Blair and not George Orwell, way to go at telling the truth, Eric! (Only kidding).

2. “Telling lies, that’s teachable, telling the truth is unimpeachable. People usually lie because they perceive the risk to be less than telling the truth.”

You can quote me on that. 🙂


Who shall I nominate:

How about:

Cocky Young Meno – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Twittering Tales #129 – 26 March 2019



There is no pressure to take part if it isn’t something you want to do.

I wish you all the best, now it’s over to you.




Hope and Doubt – A Poem

teal pink and yellow beans
Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com

In my fragile mind,

You’ve sown the seeds of doubt,

With motives, unkind

You water them with lies,

Until they sprout.

At first, I fell asunder,

Under your hateful spell,

But now my heart rises up,

Intrepid, ready to break out.

I’ve laid eggs of hope,

A clutch, immune

You cannot touch.

And soon they’ll hatch,

Disrupt, despatch

Your hateful lies,

I’ll watch your doubtful seeds


And rejoice in your



Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 20/February/2019



FOWC with Fandango — Intrepid



Word Prompt – Dreams like Satin (A Villanelle style poem)

I sit beneath the trees of green

the cool dark shade beneath the leaves

and think of all that I have seen.


The blissful joy of loves new dream

Like a magic spell the heart weaves

I sit beneath the trees of green.


I ponder what life could have been

before lying satin tongue’s deceive

I think of all that I have seen.


The tears have washed my body clean

but still a while my heart grieves.

I sit beneath the trees of green.


Could I have known the unforeseen?

the heart denies what eyes perceive

I think of all that I have seen.


Asleep I slide on satin dreams

what lies the heart and mind believes

as I sit beneath the trees of green

and think of all my eyes have seen.


Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 02/June/2018


Picture by Pexels.