Dancing in a Circle – A Poem and a Song

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Here’s a poem that I have just written about procrastinating…

 

I was dancing in a circle

my cheeks flushed with rosy hues

I wondered why my life had changed

I was puzzled and confused.

I was dancing in a circle

when my head began to spin

the world continued passing by

I was scared to enter in.

But life continues on without me,

As I dance here on my own.

Then one day I’ll wonder

why all that time had flown?

 

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 16th May 2020

And here is a song I sang about Dancing:

 

 

The Word of the Day is Dancing:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/05/16/dancing/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2020/05/16/rdp-saturday-rosy-hues/

FOWC with Fandango — Circle

 

 

A Poem/Song Lyric – Before It’s Time to Say Goodbye

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I have written this poem in response to the Word of the Day prompt HYMN and also the Ragtag Daily Prompt – Unaware. 

I started out writing a poem, but then I realised that it had a certain rhythm and so it could be a song lyric too. What do you think?

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Before It’s Time to Say Goodbye

Sometimes you don’t know

What you had until it’s time to go

It’s one of those things, I don’t know why

You finally discover what you had,

When it’s time to say goodbye

***

Life is sad

Life is Cruel,

It’s not good or bad,

Change is renewal.

Embrace the future with a smile

Live the moment, because in a while

Time will fly,

It will be time to say goodbye.

***

When faced with the end

Of a relationship or a friend,

Look back on all the good times you had

 Shed a tear or two, then smile wide,

Life’s too short to remain so sad.

***

Sing a hymn,

say a prayer

be grateful you’re not

totally unaware,

Embrace the future with a smile

Live the moment, because in a while

Time will fly,

It will be time to say goodbye.

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Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 29/November/2018

 

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2018/11/29/hymn/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2018/11/29/rdp-thursday-unaware/

Multiple Word Prompt Poem – In Marble Halls.

I wrote this poem in January, but today’s words of the day are Marble and Opulent and it seemed to fit:

 

IN MARBLE HALLS

I dream I dwelled within marble halls,

In sunlit splendour with contented sighs

The opulent gilded and painted walls,

Were a glorious feast for tired eyes.

In my sleep, I toss and moan and garble

For though I dream, I sense disaster,

In my dream, the walls are marble,

But in reality, they are but plaster.

I prefer my dreams, for though they lie,

They ease my pain and soothe my heartache

From wakeful worries where critics decry

The consequences of the choices I make.

In marble halls where my demons forsake,

And lie in dreams, from which I will not wake.

 

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 21/January/2019

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/07/14/oppulent/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/07/14/rdp-sunday-marble/

 

Today’s word prompts are Marble, Plaster, Dream and Derivative.

These made me recall an old lyric of a song written by Michael William Balfe with the word by Alfred Bunn in the Opera, The Bohemian Girl, written in 1843. It was later arranged and recorded by Enya.

Here are the Lyrics:

I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls
With vassals and serfs at my side
And of all who assembled within those walls
That I was the hope and the pride
I had riches too great to count, could boast
Of a high ancestral name
But I also dreamt, which pleased me most
That you loved me still the same
That you loved me, you loved me still the same
That you loved me, you loved me still the same

I dreamt that suitors sought my hand
That knights upon bended knee
And with vows, no maiden heart could withstand
They pledged their faith to me
And I dreamt that one of that noble host
Came forth my hand to claim
But I also dreamt, which charmed me most
That you loved me still the same
That you loved me, you loved me still the same
That you loved me, you loved me still the same

 

And here is Enya singing it beautifully. 

 

 

 

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/01/21/dream/

FOWC with Fandango — Plaster

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/01/21/rdp-monday-marble/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/01/21/your-daily-word-prompt-derivative-january-21-2019/

 

 

 

What do you see – A Fallen Leaf

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This poem was written for Helene Vaillant’s ‘What do you see’ picture challenge:

What do you See? May 21/2019

 

 

Like a fallen leaf

lying on the forest floor,

my pride in tatters,

wondering what my future has in store.

Naked in the wilderness,

gnawed by grubs of doubt,

now you left me lying here,

what is this life about?

So charming, you enticed me

but the years revealed the truth,

your hateful lies, my tortured cries,

have robbed me of my youth.

My blind desires may have been

a factor in my fall.

but knowing me for all these years,

how could you be so cruel?

I know I’ll rise above this,

emerge a butterfly from my grief,

but now, I lay discarded here,

like a fallen leaf.

 

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 26/May/2019

 

I have also included the following word prompts:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/05/25/charming/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/05/25/your-daily-word-prompt-wilderness-may-25-2019/

FOWC with Fandango — Factor

 

 

 

What do you see? – Seeker.

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This poem was written for Helene Vaillant’s What do you See Challenge on Willow Poetry.

Click on the link below if you’d like to take part:

What do you See? May 7/2019

 

 

Life Is like a child’s game

Without a match, the future’s blind.

The rules for everyone are just the same.

You must seek and ye shall find.

 

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 08/May/2019

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/05/07/rdp-tuesday-match/

Comedy of Life – A lyrical Poem.

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When Life is getting too dark and deep,

and it seems there’s no reason, no rule.

Remember life is just one big joke,

we’re the audience and you’re the fool.

 

So laugh at the world

it’s crazy, it’s true

just fall about laughing, 

then pick yourself up

and begin anew.

 

When it seems nothing is going right,

and everything is getting you down,

remember life is a comedy

laugh anyway, because you’re the clown.

 

So Laugh at the world,

it’s crazy, it’s true

fall about laughing,

only laughter will see you through. 

 

This poem was written in response to the following word prompts:

FOWC with Fandango — Anyway

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/05/06/your-daily-word-prompt-comedy-may-6-2019/

 

 

Adventurous Soul – A very short poem.

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To Travel on life’s adventurous road,

with the wind in my sails and feeling freed,

after years of being trapped, my passage, slowed

I’m determined to go forward with all God’s speed.

There’s no greater delight for our struggling soul,

than to finally see the light and achieve a substantial goal.

 

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 05/May/2019

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/05/04/delight/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/05/05/your-daily-word-prompt-substantial-may-5-2019/

FOWC with Fandango — Speed

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/05/05/rdp-sunday-road/

 

 

 

First of May Haiku – Safe Journey

 

Happy first of May to everyone on the blogosphere. I have written this Haiku with a wish for everyone who is struggling through the journey of life at the moment.

 

May your compass point,

You home on every trip,

Despite life’s mayhem.

 

Safe Journey, everyone. 🙂

 

I have used the following word prompts:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/04/30/trip/comment-page-1/#comment-22528

FOWC with Fandango — Compass

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/05/01/your-daily-word-prompt-mayhem-may-1-2019/

 

Life’s Compromise – A multiple Word prompt poem.

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https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/04/18/reminiscent/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/04/18/rdp-thursday-compromise/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/04/18/your-daily-word-prompt-sunshine-april-18-2019/

FOWC with Fandango — Prone

 

I’m prone to reminisce

about bygone days spent

in rapturous bliss

as sunshine bathed

my youthful face

Those days are gone,

That time, that place.

And now the truth

Appears before my eyes,

Life is just one big compromise.

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 18/April/2019

A Picture by the Sea – A poem for Kreative Kue 210

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This poem was written for the Kreative Kue challenge, see the link below:

https://keithchanning.wordpress.com/2019/03/11/kreative-kue-210/comment-page-1/#comment-11436

I think that it is such a great picture, evocative and poignant. I hope my poem does this picture justice.

 

I took a picture of you,

Standing in the sea,

the water lapping at your feet,

as you smiled up at me.

Those days were simply perfect,

Though we didn’t know it then,

That life, as often happens,

Would change and change again.

Not long after the picture was taken,

I said farewell to you,

I watched you sail from my life

I cried for a week or two.

That seems a lifetime ago,

In many ways it was,

Our lives have drifted far apart,

And I’m to blame, because,

I left those words unspoken,

I didn’t tell you how I felt,

And that’s why our lives were broken

By the bitter hand, fate dealt.

Each and every day I wander,

By the water’s edge, I lurk,

Gazing at the sea that took you

Into the darkness and the murk.

It’s here I took a picture of you,

Standing in that sea,

How I wish that here and now,

You were smiling next to me.

 

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 14/March/2019

This weeks challenge from the Go Dog Go Cafe was to write something that involved Water. Well, I think this poem does that. If you wish to take part in the Tuesday Writing Prompt from the Go Dog Go Cafe click on the link below:

Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge March 12, 2019

I have also included the following word prompt:

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/03/14/your-daily-word-prompt-sail-march-14-2019/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/03/14/justice/