Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Be True: Rebirth Poetry

As we do each month, our poetry group got together to discuss January's theme. There were suggestions, then voting and finally a choice. This month's theme is Rebirth.  

The poetry itself is challenge enough, but this month's theme left me blank. I opened this draft about 100 times trying to find a place to start just to close it once again a blank page. I think the main issue is that I tend to write humorous poems, and I just wasn't getting from funny to Rebirth. So I'm going out on a limb here today, posting a poem that you can't laugh at and pretend to be laughing not at me but with me.

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Be True

Many times in a life,
transition promotes change.
Old you gives way to new you,
as circumstances rearrange. 

Early on we learn to say
that powerful word "no",
realization, mind of our own
And from there off we go . . .

First time mom trusts us alone
decisions must be made.
Have a party, gorge on snacks?
or study for that good grade?

Excitement of those college days
when freedom truly reigns.
But responsibility for ourselves,
brings both joy and pains.

Profession is the next big change,
housekeeping, shopping and bills,
Who we are is dictated by
the pride this time instills.

Marriage and then parenthood,
it's not all about me.
Nothing brings a rebirth more,
for any and all to see.

With each milestone in our lives,
we're becoming someone new. 
Through these steps, lesson learned:
to our own selves, be true.

The recipe I'm sharing today has nothing to do with rebirth, but it's easy and crunchy and chocolatey so there's that!

Potato Stix Snax, a simple to make, no bake, crunchy, chocolatey, salty snack. | Recipe developed by | #recipe #snack
Potato Stix Snax
Potato Stix Snax, a simple to make, no bake, crunchy, chocolatey, salty snack. | Recipe developed by | #recipe #snack

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

Dawn of Cognitive Script shares Nine R's
Jules of The Bergham Chronicles shares Rebirth of Jules
Lydia of Cluttered Genius shares Rebirth & Renewal.

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Potato Stix Snax

Printable Recipe

Ingredients (makes about 15):
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1/3 cup Nutella
1/4 cup crunchy peanut butter
2 1/2 cups potato sticks

1 TBSP powdered sugar

*Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
*Melt the dark chocolate chips in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Melt and stir at 20 second intervals until completely smooth. 
*Stir in the Nutella and peanut butter.
*Add the potato sticks to the bowl and gently stir with a soft spatula until the potato sticks are completely covered.
*Scoop by heaping tablespoons onto the parchment paper. Refrigerate until set, about 1/2 hour. Dust with powdered sugar.


  1. I love this poem! It's ok to not be funny all the time, and this one hits me right in the feels. Also - potato stick stacks? Helloooo childhood!

    1. Yeah, I didn't do the best with my rhyming but I do think I made my point.

  2. No rhyming needed, you know I needed to hear that. <3

  3. So true, and who cares if it isn't funny. You are obviously talented in many ways! Alana

  4. Oh man I used to love potato sticks as a kid but my mom would not buy them. These would be doubly good, yes it's a word. LOL
    Love your poem, yes rebirth, when we give birth we truly become someone new.

    1. I had forgotten all about potato sticks until my older son brought some home, then I suddenly remembered how good they are.


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