Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Just One Kiss: International Kissing Day Poetry

There's an app for that. What, you ask? Everything. Pretty much everything. Well long before apps there were holidays (or fake holidays) and celebrations and yes, it seems as though there's one for everything. Anything. 

Don't get me wrong, I appreciate it. The humor, anyway. Whenever I need a laugh I know I can just google what holiday there is this day or week or month and I'm in for a good chuckle. In fact, I don't even have to look them up any more, just remind myself that there's a World Garden Naked Day and as laughs go, I'm good.

Today the Monthly Poetry Group has chosen to celebrate International Kissing Day. It was actually a little over a week ago, on July 6th. Hope you took full advantage of the occasion. I know I did. So did Julie:

Monthly Poetry Group, poems based on a theme. This month's theme, International Kissing Day | Presented by | #poem #poetry #MyGraphics

 Just One Kiss

"I love you more than words can say",
star struck Johnny looked her way.
Julie blushed and looked away,
ran off with the girls to play.

Never one to just give up,
approaches her each day: "wassup?".
Never touching his little buttercup,
'cause "no" means no, only "yes" means yup.

"Let me give you just one kiss,
on the cheek, I will not miss.
Then for life I'll be in bliss,
when on this day I reminisce".

On and on it went like that,
striking out with each at bat.
Buzzing around her like a gnat,
All through kindergarten turned down flat.

True love calls for monumental feats
Saved allowance, brought her treats,
"Just one kiss? For all these eats?"
Then took in stride all his defeats.

Rustic Butterscotch M&M bars, a cake like bar with a hint of banana, studded with mini M&Ms, topped with melted butterscotch. | Recipe developed by | #recipe #dessert

Rustic Butterscotch M&M Bars

The day came as he knew it would,
summer vacation, no Julie, no good.
Then at the pool, right in his hood.
He looked up and there she stood.

"Do you know what day it is?"
"Friday" he answered, "is this a pop quiz?"
"International Kissing Day I hear 'tis",
she said as her eyes locked on his.
She puckered up and leaned his way.
His feet were mush, his eyes saw grey.
His breath got caught in his airway.
All saw him faint then, clear as day.

Before you go, click on these links to more poetry from some of my friends: 
Dawn of Cognitive Script shares Finding Her Prince
Kim of That Writer Junkie Writes shares 슬픈 사랑 or This Sad Love
Diane of On The Border shares Just Kiss Him!
Lydia of Cluttered Genius shares The Kiss That Shook Me

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Rustic Butterscotch M&M Bars

2/3 cup butterscotch baking chips
1 stick butter or margarine, softened
2 over-ripe bananas, mashed
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup plus 2 TBSP mini M&Ms

*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 X 13 baking pan.
*Microwave and stir the butterscotch chips until completely melted and smooth. Set aside.
*Beat the butter or margarine, bananas, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla. Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt and carefully beat in. Mix in 1/2 cup of the mini M&Ms.
*Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. Drizzle the melted butterscotch chips over the top and swirl into the batter. Top with the remaining mini M&Ms.
*Bake for about 30 minutes or until the sides are brown and the center completely cooked. Cool completely before cutting into bars.


  1. ROTFL and not in a bad way! THIS IS FANTASTIC I loved it. I could see it all play out in my minds eye. Well done ma'am well done.

  2. Awesome Karen...and this look so yummy...I only wish I still liked to cook/bake ...

    1. You may just have to get someone to make them for you.

  3. Well done, Johnny! Heaven come to those who wait!
    And persevere!

  4. I can so see this little drama playing out - and to faint when he finally had his chance! Maybe a good butterscotch bar would have brought him back, ready to kiss. If I was still into baking from scratch I think I would have jumped right on this. Today, traveling, I was in an "Amish store" in upstate New York - saw the butterscotch chips and mini M&Ms, both being sold in bulk very reasonably...aaaargghh a day late....Alana

    1. Darn, I should have published this recipe in Monday's blog post.

  5. I had no idea it was International kissing day. Just don't kiss a toad. LOL

  6. Well this is just precious. I love it!


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