Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Motherhood: May Poetry

Poetry time. You know I always struggle with these monthly poetry posts, but I keep trying. Fail or succeed, I'm pushing myself and I'm having fun. If I can amuse you along the way, then all the better.

As always, we've chosen a theme for this month, and I bet it doesn't surprise you that for May we've chosen Motherhood. Ah, that life changing moment when you fall in love, forever adjust your focus, no longer matter . . .

Motherhood, a poem. The monthly poetry group presents poetry based on a theme. This month's theme is motherhood | Presented by | #poem #poetry

So in honor of motherhood, from a mother's point of view, I'm sharing some limericks. Why limericks? Well, I was probably inspired by the fact that the first line of this first one is actually true.


I got engaged on Nantucket.
Tried, but he didn't let me duck it.
Kids turned life into a zoo,
what's a mama to do?
Just cross my fingers and luck it.

There once was a girl from hippiedom
who so dreamed of becoming a mom.
But when she got there,
she said with despair,
"who the hell set off this f***ing bomb".

There once was a woman so fine,
The boys they would all stand in line,
And then came the kids,
looks like she hit the skids.
Now just hair brushing would be divine.

There once was a young naive mother,
Whose children were sweet like no other,
Teens they became
it changed the whole game,
the food bill alone made her shudder.

Rustic Lemon Cheesecake Bars, a lemon flavored cookie crust topped with lemon cheesecake, dotted with more cookie dough. Cool flavors for a warm day | Recipe developed by | #recipe #bake #dessert

Rustic Lemon Cheesecake Bars
Rustic Lemon Cheesecake Bars, a lemon flavored cookie crust topped with lemon cheesecake, dotted with more cookie dough. Cool flavors for a warm day | Recipe developed by | #recipe #bake #dessert

There once was a mama in love,
her kids she just thought the world of.
Then reality set in,
the mess and the din,
"gonna need lots of help from above."

And finally, all kidding aside:

There was a mom with kids grown,
The nest she'd created, they'd flown,
She watched them with pride,
sometimes teary-eyed.
Missed them more than she'd ever have known.

That's it for this month. Hope you'll stop by as I give this poetry thing a shot again next month.

Before you go, click on these links to more poetry by some of my friends: 

Lydia of Cluttered Genius shares Mother's Wish.

Dawn of Spatulas on Parade shares Motherhood Yo Yo.

 Sarah of Not That Sarah Michelle shares Mother's Day Poem: I Love You Mom

Kristina Hammer of The Angrivated Mom shares Beginning Motherhood.

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Rustic Lemon Cheesecake Bars
Printable Recipe
2 sticks butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp lemon extract
2 cups flour
1 TBSP lemonade drink crystals (don't hydrate, use the crystals)

2 (8 oz) packages of cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 egg yolk
1 TBSP lemonade drink crystals (don't hydrate, use the crystals)
1 tsp lemon extract
2 TBSP lemon juice

*Beat butter. Mix in powdered sugar until just incorporated, add 1 tsp lemon extract and beat until smooth. Mix in the flour and 1 TBSP lemonade crystals. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
*Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9 X 13 glass baking dish.
*Spread 2/3 of the dough over the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from oven.
*Beat cream cheese and brown sugar. Beat in eggs, egg yolk, 1 tsp lemon extract, lemon juice and 1 TBSP lemonade crystals. 
*Carefully evenly distribute over the bottom cookie layer. 
*With your hands, break off little chunks of the remaining cookie dough and drop on top of the cheesecake layer.
*Bake for 30 - 40 minutes, just until the center has set. 
*Cool completely. Store in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature to serve. 


  1. And now I'm teary-eyed!
    These are such fun!
    (And as of this week, Husby and I are empty nesters. First time. Ever. And we're not even home to enjoy it!)

    1. Oh, that first time empty nester thing, so so hard. I'm here for you.

  2. You're getting really good at this! The last one...

  3. Holy smokes you have me ready to cry. My kids are far from flying from the nest, but I know it will sneak up on me. <3

    1. It really does. I look at them and still see my babies, but they really are grown men.

  4. You're good at Limericks. That last one made me teary-eyed too. And the recipe looks wonderful. May be making this one for Mother's Day!

  5. The last one was my favorite, too. Why are we all so sentimental this Mother's Day? And the recipe looks delicious, I love anything lemon.

    1. I know for me the sentimentality comes from having to acknowledge that my little boys are truly now men.

  6. Too sweet! I was a bit concerned with the first line thinking it was going to X rated but you changed the stances to be endearing. When I see the word rustic in a recipe I am drawn to it because for the life of me I can not make a pretty pie crust.

  7. I'd love to answer with a limerick but - oh, those teenaged years. So happy mine is in his mid 20's and he is actually going to help my husband prepare a Mother's Day lunch for both my mother in law and me. Nice. As for the dessert - hubs is buying it. And I've never been to Nantucket! Alana


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