Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ode to a Reader

Many of you don’t know this, but I am horrible at writing poems. Anyone who has read me for a long time may remember my last poetry debacle. Let’s just say that I had to go back and edit it to put a message at the beginning to try to stop the flood of well-wishers offering sympathy to me in light of my son going to jail. If you want to read it, click here: Words I Never Want to Say Again but suffice it to say that my foray into poetry was a categorical disaster.

But we’re coming up on Valentine’s Day. I mean, if you’re ever going to take another go at poetry, it would be for Valentine’s Day, right? So to those of you readers whom I’m about to lose permanently, I’m truly sorry to see you go. And those of you who have strong constitutions and are not faint of heart, read on:

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                 Well the roses are dead,
                     It’s winter here instead,
                     But if you’ll be my Valentine, 
                                            I’ll buy some that are red.

                    I decided to blog,
                    Although my brain’s in a fog,
                    It’s better than sitting
                                        like a bump on a log.
                    I'm trying to write and to feed,
                   You’re my White Knight on a steed,
                   It would be most embarrassing, 
                                           without you here to read.

I don’t mean to complain,
I just write to stay sane, 
Can't "lose it" on the kids,
                   and you help me refrain.

You’re my best outlet now,
Just by reading is how,
I appreciate you. 
                    Go ahead, take your bow.

Please don’t be a harsh judge,
Cause on this I won’t budge,
I love you, dear Reader,
                    more than Hot Fudge.

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Homemade Hot Fudge

Happy Valentine’s Day ❤

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Homemade Hot Fudge

Printable Recipe

1 stick butter
3 ounces of unsweetened chocolate
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1 cup heavy cream
2 tsp vanilla

*Melt butter and unsweetened chocolate in saucepan over warm heat.
*Add the sugar and cocoa. Whisk until smooth, then raise the heat to medium.
*Slowly add the cream while gently whisking and continue to whisk until it thickens and just starts to boil.
*Immediately remove from heat and add vanilla.


  1. Not sure I could love anything more than hot fudge. ;)

    1. I sure do get where you're coming from. But I do love having readers . . .

  2. Aaaaawwww very cute and that sundae looks divine!!!

  3. Hahaha ~ The intro is my favorite part!

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  4. Hallmark better watch their back, Karen. You're-a-comin' for 'em ;) Happy Valentine's Week sweet lady friend!

    1. How bad is that when the comment is better than the post. . .

  5. abbey life well bloggedFebruary 12, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    Can I eat this thru my phone? Please excuse the drool

  6. Awww this is great! See, you're a poet & you didn't know it! AND you had me at chocolate and heavy cream.....

    1. Glad I had you at chocolate cause I don't know about that poet thing!

  7. Hey at least it rhymes! Don't worry, I don't think you'll lose readers-they'll stick around for the recipes! ;-)

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    1. Been yours since I stumbled on you in your early days of blogging . . .

  9. The picture you have above looks just like me. Hairy legs and all!!!

  10. Love your poetry girl...but that hot fudge would totally hit the spot. That's what a girl needs, right? Ha. I love you, your recipes, and the fact that I laughed my butt off at your last attempt at poetry. (Jail bus, anyone?) Happy Valentine's Day, my friend <3

  11. Hahahhahaa Happy Vday hun! That's awesome! I'm horrible at writing poems!!! You're awesome at it! I love it! xoxoxo missed you! I finally been able to sit down and comment xoxo been so long I feel so disconnected with everyone!

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    1. Is that a passive/aggressive comment on my poetry writing skills?

  13. Love this! I'd like to invite you to link up to Saturday Spotlight @ Angels Homestead.


    Hope to see you there :)


  14. You're posts always make me smile!

  15. That is my absolute favorite dessert of all. Seriously! And your poem made me smile - in a GOOD way, Karen. Loved it! <3

    1. Thanks, Lorinda. Can't wait to see what mouth-watering treat you have in store for Valentine's Day.

  16. Yummy. I missed this first time around, thanks!


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