The Weekly Terrible Poetry Contest 4/11 – My Corona!

 

The Weekly Terrible Poetry Contest 4/11 – 4/17/2020 AKA 11/4 – 17/4/2020

So, this weeks challenge is to take a song and turn it into a parody of the Corona Virus.

Well here is my tasteless and rather obvious version of The Knack’s My Sharona.

It wrote itself really.

 

My Corona
My Corona
Ooh, my little deadly one, a deadly one
OK, at the moment I feel…. Fine, Corona
Ooh, you make my fever run, my fever run
Sweats running off me is that a…… Sign, Corona?

If I don’t ever stop, going out, I’m going out of my mind
I’ll get infected from the touch of the unwashed kind
My, my, my, ay, ay, woah!
M-m-m-my Corona

Don’t Come any closer, huh, ah, don’t ya, huh
Not Close enough to look in my eyes, Corona
Keeping six feet away from me,

or you will see, that everyone dies, Corona
If I don’t ever stop, going out, I’m going out of my mind
I’ll get infected from the touch of the unwashed kind
My, my, my, ay, ay, woah!
M-m-m-my Corona
M-m-m-my Corona
Na, na, na, na, na-na
My Corona
When you gonna get to me, get to me
It is just a matter of….. Time, Corona.

 

Please keep home, keep safe and look after yourselves, don’t let the parody’s become your reality.

xxxx

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/

3.2.1 Quote Me! Topic: Happiness

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I have been tagged by the fantastic Beckie of the blog Beckie’s Mental Mess, to take part in this 321 quote challenge. Click on the link below to see her post.

3.2.1 Quote Me! Topic: Happiness 😁

The 3.2.1 Quote Me challenges were created by Rory, A Guy Called bloke, check out his blog post here:

321 Quote Me – Happiness

 

Thank you, Beckie, for tagging me. 🙂

Guidelines: 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!’

 

The Topic is Happiness.

What is happiness? It is a feeling of contentment caused when your mental health is good and you acknowledge that you have acquired or achieved something that makes you happy, or you realise that there is no reason to be unhappy. It is a mental attitude and it can be a choice, however, for someone suffering depression, this is not something that happens quite as well. So, In quoting Aeschylus below, I acknowledge that for some of us, simply choosing to be happy, doesn’t quite work as well.

 

Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times. - Aeschylus

 

“Money or things can’t buy you happiness, they can only provide a level of misery you can live with. “

 

I would also like to share with you a song lyric/poem that I wrote a while ago. It’s called Happiness:

Happiness.

When will I find Happiness?

I try to keep hopeful, but I confess

I have almost given up

Dreaming, hoping of the day

When I will find

Someone to love me, who is kind.

 

Happiness, I admit it, I am in Distress

The time left to me is getting less

Do I still have the chance

Of attracting someone nice?

Am I too Old?

Will I be left out in the cold?

 

When I was young I played the fool

Thought settling down was just uncool

But now I know I wasted time.

Looking back, I’ve passed my prime.

Will I ever find what I am looking for?

Or will I continue living without…..

 

Happiness. When will I find Happiness?

I feel my life is such a shameful mess.

And yet, somehow, I know

There is always tomorrow,

and I will find,

The one for me is, in my mind

and I’ll find happiness.

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 30/May/2019

 

So who shall I tag?

https://saltedcaramel670.wordpress.com/2019/05/29/an-ice-cream-memory/

https://crushedcaramel.wordpress.com/2019/05/30/full-of-hope-based-on-solid-reasons/

Vitamin D, Let the Sunshine In

 

Have fun. 🙂

 

I get lucky

When I feel my life is in a mess,

I get lucky.

When everything I try just fails to impress,

I get Lucky.

When the troubles of life get me down,

There’s no need to cry.

There’s one thing on which I can always rely.

Because I’m Lucky,

I get lucky.

If the bills and debts are building up,

I get lucky.

When life has left me with an empty cup,

I get lucky.

When the stresses of life give me a frown

there’s no need to fear.

I know that one day everything will come clear,

Because I’m lucky

I get lucky.

I have my ups and downs like all my friends

But I know.

They won’t last forever, there are no dead-ends

I’ve somewhere to go.

Whatever life brings, whatever life throws,

I get lucky.

Through stormy rains and wintry snows,

I get lucky.

When i’m not in the pink I’m in the brown

I don’t give a toss.

I’ve no further to sing, yet I fear no loss,

Because I’m lucky

I get lucky.

 

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/05/13/lucky/

 

Music for Hump Day

Wednesday is sometimes described as Hump Day because now it’s downhill to the weekend.

I hope this song uplifts you and helps you on your way. 🙂

 

 

I find the lyrics of this song really does resonate with me.

It is a shame that it is more aspirational than an actual reflection of what the world is, it is a world that could be.

 

FOWC with Fandango — Resonate

3 Day Lyric Quiz – Day 3 – Respect

Victoria Stuart of Family Matters nominated me for this challenge a while ago and I totally Missed it!

Please check out her post here:

https://familymatters389367221.wordpress.com/2018/08/06/sacred-ground/

A three-day lyrical challenge

The Rules:

1 Thank the person who nominated you. – Thank you Again, Victoria.
2 Share one of your favourite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.
3 Nominate three other bloggers each day. 

 

So what inspirational words do I bring to you today? Well considering that incredibly sad news that we had yesterday, what could be more appropriate than this.

 

The LYRICS:

Respect

What you want
Baby, I got it
What you need
Do you know I got it
All I’m askin’
Is for a little respect when you get home (just a little bit)
Hey baby (just a little bit) when you get home
(Just a little bit) mister (just a little bit)
I ain’t gonna do you wrong while you’re gone
Ain’t gonna do you wrong cause I don’t wanna
All I’m askin’
Is for a little respect when you come home (just a little bit)
Baby (just a little bit) when you get home (just a little bit)
Yeah (just a little bit)
I’m about to give you all of my money
And all I’m askin’ in return, honey
Is to give me my propers
When you get home (just a, just a, just a, just a)
Yeah baby (just a, just a, just a, just a)
When you get home (just a little bit)
Yeah (just a little bit)
Ooo, your kisses
Sweeter
It is so sad to think the world has lost that powerful voice. She was truly worthy of Respect.
Bless you, Aretha, I’ll be saying a little prayer for you tonight. x

My Nominees today are:

Crushed Caramel:
AND
Mws R
AND
Singledust
As per my usual disclaimer, please only take part if you want to, do not feel pressured into it if you don’t want. Also, if you’d rather wait and do it later, that’s fine too.
I just thought you would find this a bit of fun.
🙂

3 Day Lyric Quiz – Day 2 – What a Feeling

Victoria Stuart of Family Matters nominated me for this challenge a while ago and I totally Missed it!

Please check out her post here:

https://familymatters389367221.wordpress.com/2018/08/06/sacred-ground/

A three-day lyrical challenge

The Rules:

1 Thank the person who nominated you. – Thank you Again Victoria and please accept my apologies.
2 Share one of your favourite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.
3 Nominate three other bloggers each day. (or one, one is probably enough)

 

Flashdance…What A Feeling

First when there’s nothing
But a slow glowing dream
That your fear seems to hide
Deep inside your mind
All alone I have cried
Silent tears full of pride
In a world made of steel
Made of stone
Well, I hear the music
Close my eyes, feel the rhythm
Wrap around
Take a hold of my heart
What a feeling
Bein’s believin’
I can have it all
Now I’m dancing for my life
Take your passion
And make it happen
Pictures come alive
You can dance right through your life
Flashdance… What a Feeling” is a song from the 1983 film Flashdance, written by Italian composer Giorgio Moroder (music), Keith Forsey and Irene Cara (lyrics), and performed by Cara.
So find whatever you are passionate about (No rude suggestions please) and DO IT.
Life’s too short to do anything your not passionate about.

My Nominee for today is:

Kristian from Life Lessons around the Dinner table.
Featured Picture taken from WordPress free picture library. 

3 Day Lyric Quiz – Born Free, Now I’m expensive ;-)

Victoria Stuart of Family Matters nominated me for this challenge a while ago and I totally Missed it!

Please check out her post here:

https://familymatters389367221.wordpress.com/2018/08/06/sacred-ground/

 

A three-day lyrical challenge

The Rules:

1 Thank the person who nominated you. – Thank you Again Victoria and please accept my apologies.
2 Share one of your favourite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.
3 Nominate three other bloggers each day. (or one, one is probably enough)

 

Matt Monro – Born Free Lyrics – Music by John Barry, lyrics by Don Black

Born Free
Performed by Matt Monro
Born free, as free as the wind blows
As free as the grass grows
Born free to follow your heart
Live free, and beauty surrounds you
The world still astounds you
Each time you look at a star*Stay free, where no walls divide you
You’re free as a roaring tide
So there’s no need to hide

Born free, and life is worth living
But only worth living
Cause you’re born free

Here’s a bit more about the song:

Born Free and now I charge.

My Nominee:

The person I would like to nominate for this challenge is:
The Britchy One:

3 Quotes, 3 Days Challenge (Song Lyric Style) – DAY THREE

The lovely and brilliant Ang4him has nominated me for this interesting challenge.

https://journeytoimperfectionblog.wordpress.com/author/ang4him/

Please visit their blog:

https://journeytoimperfectionblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/25/3-quotes-3-day-challenge-song-lyric-style-day-1/

the RULES:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Post 1 quote (song lyric) each day for 3 days
  3. Nominate 3 people

 

People who regularly visit my blog may have picked up on something about me…I am old fashioned and as such my music tastes are pretty 20th century, in fact I don’t think I have much music post 1990 on my i-Pod (but I’m not that bad really, I do have an I-pod).

So my old fashioned inspiring music quote of today is this one:

The original song “Spread a little happiness” Was written back in 1929 (told you I was old fashioned) but this version by Sting was a hit in the UK in 1982, when I was a wee nipper (5 Years Old). I remember it and I’ve always loved it. The Lyrics are below:

“I’ve got a creed for every need
So easy that it must succeed
I’ll set it down for you to read
So please, take heed
Keep out the gloom
Let in the sun
That’s my advice for everyone
It’s only once we pass this way
So day by day

Even when the darkest clouds are in the sky
You mustn’t sigh and you mustn’t cry
Spread a little happiness as you go by
Please try

What’s the use of worrying and feeling blue?
When days are long keep on smiling through
Spread a little happiness till dreams come true

Surely you’ll be wise to make the best of every blues day
Don’t you realise you’ll find next monday or next Tuesday
Your golden shoes day

Even when the darkest clouds are in the sky
You mustn’t sigh and you mustn’t cry
Spread a little happiness as you go by”

How’s that for inspiring lyrics? I try to live by them….Some days it is easier than others.

My Nominees are:

https://curioushart.wordpress.com/2018/05/25/quote-challenge-archaic/

Blogging Changes

You Make Me Simile

As I always say, do not feel any pressure to take part if you don’t want to, I just wanted to let you know I appreciate your blogs and the effort you go to. If you want to take part but not right away, then just save it up for when you have time.

I hope you all enjoyed my crazy old fashioned music choices and inspirational lyrics.

All the best

🙂

3 Quotes, 3 Days Challenge (Song Lyric Style) – DAY TWO

The lovely and brilliant Ang4him has nominated me for this interesting challenge.

https://journeytoimperfectionblog.wordpress.com/author/ang4him/

Please visit their blog:

https://journeytoimperfectionblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/25/3-quotes-3-day-challenge-song-lyric-style-day-1/

the RULES:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Post 1 quote (song lyric) each day for 3 days
  3. Nominate 3 people

 

People who regularly visit my blog may have picked up on something about me…I am old fashioned and as such my music tastes are pretty 20th century, in fact I don’t think I have much music post 1990 on my i-Pod (but I’m not that bad really, I do have an I-pod).

So my old fashioned inspiring music quote of today is this one:

 

Cyndi Lauper – True Colours

“You with the sad eyes
Don’t be discouraged, 
Oh I realize
It’s hard to take courage
In a world full of people
You can lose sight of it all
The darkness inside you
Can make you feel so small

And I see your true colors
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that’s why I love you
So don’t be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful”

 

My Nominees:

Doppelganger: Reflections in a Mist

https://emilyweatherburnblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/25/lurking-in-the-depths/

You do not have to take part if you don’t want to, or you may not want to right away, save it up for later.

All the best

Kristian