Wednesday, March 14, 2018

March Madness: March Poetry

Once again this month our poetry group got together to pick a theme. I have to admit that I was surprised when we chose March Madness. The truth is, though, that although sports come to mind, turns out there's so much more madness that happens in the month of March than college sports. 

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I'm currently going through withdrawal. Oh how I miss the Olympics, I think I watched every minute of it. I'm not a sports fan, I'm a team fan, if my team's not playing I'm not interested. Except during the Olympics. Watching these young athletes chase their dreams, and win or lose showing character is uplifting. I'm hoping to see the same level of sportsmanship this month. 

But as I said, there's more to March than basketball. Here's my take on the theme:

March Madness

What is this madness I hear?
Lose an hour of sleep, I do fear.
But the first day of spring,
that can sure make me sing.
It's a day that I truly hold dear. 

Put away that damn blower of snow,
the lawnmower not yet needs to go.
But dust off that grill,
sip Berry Sangria and chill.
Good-bye winter, my erstwhile foe.
And vacation, let's not forget that,
On the beach with my book and a hat.
The boys by my side,
and Mom to confide,
My idea of pure bliss, yeah, true dat.

St. Patrick's Day, a day of luck,
chasing rainbows for a buck,
Irish whiskey and green beer,
traditions I personally hold dear,
A day that's always been epoch.

"March Madness" brings one thing to mind,
no, not allergies though I'm resigned.
A court and a ball, 
dribbling, shooting and all,
brackets done and the seeds are assigned.

Not a sports fan, then it's true,
this March Madness thing's just not for you.
But we'll watch frozen in one place,
we got a horse in this here race,
Hammer down, Boiler Up! Go, Purdue!

Be sure your family settles in for a day of basketball watching with a full stomach. Start your day with these Breakfast Nachos:

Breakfast Nachos: eggs, Canadian Bacon, spinach and more served over waffle fries for a fun and hearty breakfast to share. | Recipe developed by | #recipe #breakfast
Breakfast Nachos
Breakfast Nachos: eggs, Canadian Bacon, spinach and more served over waffle fries for a fun and hearty breakfast to share. | Recipe developed by | #recipe #breakfast

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

Dawn of Cognitive Script shares Mad as a Hatter
Jules of The Bergham Chronicles shares Mad, Mad World
Diane of On the Border shares Mad March.

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Breakfast Nachos

Printable Recipe

1/2 of a 24oz bag frozen waffle fries
1 cup chopped Canadian Bacon
1 packet dried Hollandaise mix along with the butter and milk specified on the packet directions
2 TBSP butter
4 eggs 
1/3 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste
1 green onion, sliced
1 cup spinach
1/4 cup shredded cheddar

*Cook the waffle fries according to package directions.
*Wrap the Canadian Bacon in tin foil and place in a warm oven. You want to warm it, not cook it.
*Prepare the Hollandaise according to package directions.
*Whisk the eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Heat the butter in a saute pan and add the eggs and green onion. Scramble until completely cooked.
*Place the waffle fries on a serving dish. Top with the Canadian Bacon, then scrambled eggs, then the spinach and cheddar. 
*Drizzle Hollandaise over the top and serve. 


  1. I love having something that our family watches together.
    And if there's food involved? Well, what could be better?
    Great poem, Karen! True dat.

  2. I've made something similar before. Oh so good.
    I miss the Olympics as well. I loved them all.
    You definitely have become a poet.

    1. I'm no poet but I have to admit I do have fun with these monthly posts.

  3. Loved the poem, especially lines about good-bye winter (ah! Feels so good) and day on a beach with a book and family by-the-side. Very nice lines, Karen.

    You already made me feel like summery days are not too far :) with this beautiful poem.
    Have A Lovely Weekend

    1. I certainly hope those warm days are coming, had more than enough of winter for this year.


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