Rotational Avoidance – An Acrostic Poem

So the Word of the Day is Rotation and this strangely correlates to a recent incident at work where we all came together to discuss the fair distribution of a task that no one seems to want to do. The idea was to reassure reluctant people that others were taking their fair share and you’d let the team down if you didn’t do the same…

I observed that Rota’s are not required when the team pulls together and just gets on with it but become essential when there’s one or two that just don’t want to get involved.

I decided to write an Acrostic poem to put this into words:

Rotating word duties more fairly,

On reflection can cause a psychosis.

To be honest, I’d rather drink my tea,

Avoiding all work in the process.

The trouble with rhymes it that it depends a lot of how you pronounce the words where you are. Where I am, Psychosis and Process, while not technically a rhyme sound similar, but where you are that may not be the case…

Not Posh

Whenever people hear me speak

They sometimes say I’m posh,

But my ancestral home is not antique

It’s an accusation I need to quash.

No privileged upbringing had I,

No wealthy relatives to spoil me

Home was one step above a sty

With not a single lacey doily

But despite my lowly start

Where riches were hardly fated

I turned out to be quite smart

As I learned to be educated.

Fearfully Forgetful.

People often say I’m forgetful,

I suppose that must be true

I find I’m frequently regretful

Of all the things I’ve failed to do.

When I said I’d visit someone

Only then I don’t appear

Its certainly not much fun

to let friends down, I fear.

There goes forgetful Freddie!

I hear that quite a lot

I’d tell you who’s made me so unsteady

But Frankly, I just Forgot!

Written by Kristian Fogarty 08 February 2022

Rather Silly Rhymes – A Limerick

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Photo by Craig Adderley on Pexels.com

 

Said the Kingpin to Miss Golightly

“you look dirty and rather unsightly

And It’s rather a strain

Seeing you again and again,

Why don’t you attempt bathing nightly?”

 

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

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/07/09/nightly/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/07/09/rdp-tuesday-strain/

FOWC with Fandango — Kingpin

 

Laugh Along with a Limerick – An Artful Sketch

Esther Chilton on her blog has set a challenge to write a Limerick containing the word Crush. Click on the link below to see her post and take part in the challenge.

Here is my attempt:

On my art teacher, I had a slight Crush

He asked to see what I’d drawn in a rush.  

So, I showed him my sketches

But men are such wretches!

What he said just made me quite blush!

I also wanted to include the Word of the Day: Sketches

Tuesday Writing Challenge: Timeless Tomorrows – a short poem

The Tuesday Writing Challenge was to write a short poem or prose containing the words Everyone, Closing in, and Timeless.

Here is my attempt:

Everyone wants something great to happen to them
Everyone wants a life of meaning
Something wonderful
Always dreaming
Without ending,
Timeless.
But life isn’t eternal,
You can sometimes feel time ticking
Closing in
Light flicking
Like a herald of death
And on the back of your neck
It’s breath.
Stop dreaming of timeless tomorrows
Start living today.
Your way.
Now.

I have also included the word of the day: Herald

A Lyric Poem – Life, the Mystery

We have lost a great songwriter in Stephen Sondheim and I think I was channeling him somehow when I wrote this poem because it sounds a bit like a song…

Also, the word of the day was Sure, and that set me off…

Can you ever be sure of something?

Deep inside?

Can you ever know all there is to know?

Even with a guide?

Life’s not like that, my old friend.

It’s a wonder, without any end.

If you knew what was coming tomorrow

You’d run and hide.

Will the future make you laugh out loud or cry?

Life’s a mystery, accept it, love it, live it

Or die.

Nature’s heart – A very short poem.

Today I discovered a new challenge, the CCC challenge and in response to this fantastic picture, I have written a short poem.

To escape from life’s hustle and bustle,

I go where the leaves like to rustle,

Those back alleyways, where nature naturally stays.

An oasis that boosts my heart muscle.

This also reminds me of a poem I wrote many years ago:

I have also included the following word prompt:

Mind Harvest – A Haiku inspired by art.

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Imagination

Has no limit; Harvest the,

Wonders of the mind. 

 

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 01/October/2018

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2018/09/30/kiras-sunday-scribbles-10/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/10/01/your-daily-word-prompt-harvest-october-1-2018/

FOWC with Fandango — Limit