The Incongruous Overture – A Silly Poem

This was originally posted a year ago, but I thought it deserved another airing. 😉 

I hope you find it uplifting


At the Piano, he banged the keys

The audience fell to their knees

It was an Overture most grand

The most bravado piano playing

In all the land.

But something wasn’t quite

The way it should have been, that night.

For while the audience enjoyed the fuss

There was something quite incongruous.

The scene was electric, that’s all right,

But it was quite an awesome sight,

For while they wore scarves and hats,

They were all a bunch of alley cats,

And while it can be said, quite true

That alley cats like music too,

They don’t often like an overture,

There’s something else they much prefer,

Something Jazzy, Sassy, lots of beat,

Something to which they can move their feet.

But this lot sat and watched chief Pussy,

Playing Mendelsohn and then Debussy.

It all seemed like a glorious joke,

Then all of a sudden, I awoke

To the sound of my own cat’s scream,

It had all been a rather silly dream!

As if any cat would listen, acute!

They hate the piano, they prefer the flute.


Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 14/December/2018

One of my ‘Happy’ Songs.

I have a playlist on my Ipod – [those of you who know how much a technophobe I am may be surprised to learn that I have an Ipod, but I love my music]– that I use if ever I am feeling down. It is my happy play list. I have friends that when they feel depressed or melancholy they like to revel in it and play stuff like R.E.M ‘everybody hurts’. Personally I want to get out of that mood as soon as possible.

I thought I would share with you some of my Happy Songs.

Here is one that is a real mood changer for me. It’s upbeat rhythm, melody and lyrics is guaranteed to put a spring in my step and a smile on my face.

And on a similar theme there’s this song. The lyrics aren’t as upbeat by the melody is.


Both songs start “I woke up this morning” well that is something to be grateful for.

My wise words of the day 😉


Have a lovely day.



FOWC with Fandango — Wise


Bliss – A short poem about nature

Like sweet honey, the dew drops dripped.

Like summer breezes, the sighs of contentment.

Relaxing, reclining, with day-dreaming intent,

The sunshine caressing the branches and arbours.

The nature lovers ideal never changes, never alters.

Long sunny days spent by streams babbling waters. 


Copyright: Kristian Fogarty