Wednesday, July 12, 2017

No Reflection: July Poetry

Setting the bar low. It's a tough job (not really) but someone's gotta do it (not really). Yes, you guessed it, it's monthly poetry time. For the past 21 months I've tried to torture amuse you with my stabs and jabs at poetry. I've had the opportunity to explore many different types of writing in these posts, both in style and in tone. I tend to gravitate towards the light humorous rhyming poems as they're fun for me to write and I hope you get a bit of a laugh when you read them. I'll do that again today.

Each month the bloggers who join in this challenge get together and choose a theme for their poems. This month we're working on the theme Reflection.

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Passing through the woods at night
came upon lovely Snow White,
half eaten apple in clear sight.
Fighting off his urge to bite,
for the first time in his "life"
fell in love despite the strife,
"I must make Snow White my wife,
here and in the afterlife."

Selfishness he must postpone, 
if he's to make her all his own.
I am king, she'll share my throne,
but she's asleep, he did bemoan.

Surely I can deal with this,
no bite, I'll wake her with a kiss.
"Nothing!" angrily raising a fist,
"What is wrong? I did not miss." 

When of a sudden he could hear,
cackling, that much was clear,
through the woods who did appear?
A witch with quite an ugly sneer.

"Wicked Witch, you must tell
how else I can break this spell?
You must answer so think well,
'cause at drawing blood I do excel."

Terrified, the witch did speak,
"Without a kiss, options are bleak.
If alternatives are what you seek,
then in the mirror you must peek."

Look in your own eyes and say,
mirror, mirror show the way, 
What magic potion must I spray
to awaken Snow White on this day."

The answer does not bring him glee.
Shaking, yelling angrily,
"No! No reflection can I see,
because a vampire's what I be". 

PS: Didn't work a recipe into the poem today, but my White Chocolate Oreo Raspberry Sundae is just too good not to share. Think of it as your reward for having survived my warped poetic interpretation of the theme Reflection.

White Chocolate Oreo Raspberry Sundae, a refreshing summer dessert. Raspberry Sherbet topped with crushed oreos and a hot white chocolate sauce | Recipe developed by | #recipe #dessert

White Chocolate Oreo Raspberry Sundae
White Chocolate Oreo Raspberry Sundae, a refreshing summer dessert. Raspberry Sherbet topped with crushed oreos and a hot white chocolate sauce | Recipe developed by | #recipe #dessert

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

Dawn of Cognitive Script shares Reflections of My Past Life.
Diane of On The Border shares Gahhh!
Lydia of Cluttered Genius shares One Year.

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White Chocolate Oreo Raspberry Sundae
Printable Recipe
Ingredients (makes 8):
1 stick butter
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla

48 oz raspberry sherbet
10 oreos, crushed

OPT: Whipped cream and/or sprinkles for serving 

*Melt the butter in a sauce pan turned to just below medium heat. Add in the white chocolate chips, powdered sugar and salt.  
*Once the white chocolate chips have melted, whisking constantly, slowly add the heavy cream. Continue whisking until it comes to a boil. Allow to boil for one minute, whisking now and then. Remove from heat and mix in the vanilla.
*Divide the sherbet into bowls and sprinkle with the crushed oreos. Pour the desired amount of white chocolate topping into each bowl.
*OPT: top with whipped cream and/or sprinkles.


  1. Oh, you did so well! I loved both the story and the rhyme. Brilliant!

  2. darn, I really want ice cream now.

    Love the poem, so creative and I was almost singing it.

  3. Oh my gracious. You stop it with the "bad poetry" thing. You always do such a great job! I love it.

    1. I think Longfellow and Shakespeare roll over in their graves whenever I write something I call "poetry" but I'm still glad I amuse my friends.

  4. I dont think it was warped at all! I like the turn it took! Keep up the poetry...and the delectable treats. :)

  5. Charming and yum yum recipe. I have always loved Snow White.

  6. I was already hungry when I read this, now I want something sweet. Delicious!

    1. When it's this hot out, you gotta go for ice cream.

  7. So bloody awesome, I do like ice cream, just saying

  8. You are too modest. I enjoyed that poem. And what is better on a hot summer day's is something refreshing with Oreos in it? Alaha

  9. Girl look at you!! You are a poet and didn't know it!!


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