Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The Joke's on You: April Poetry

Time for our Monthly
Poetry Group.
When friends all write poems,
And I write . . . well, poop.

Ha! The Joke's on You,
is April's fitting theme.
A time for funny tricks,
and one not so nice scheme.

Read on for the story,
poetry again did I slaughter?
Or perhaps achieved more,
than mere litter box fodder?

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The Joke's on You

There was a young man,
we'll just call him Jay.
Always joking around, 
nothing got in his way.

A favorite of his targets,
younger brother Drew,
the butt of funny jokes,
but sometimes mean too. 

April Fools Day was
Jay's time to shine,
fake barf, whoopie cushions, 
This day's just sublime.

On and on this went,
all through their young life.
Wasn't till college
removed Drew from Jay's strife.

Maturity brought friendship,
between the two boys.
Regular dinners together, 
with wives, kids and toys.

First of the month
every month without fail.
They all got together
compared their lives' tales.

First in March Jay hosted,
next time Ann and Drew,
It was the first of April,
Drew had . . . something to do.

Ann cooked a lovely dinner
using fresh chicken legs.
With horror saw Drew
mirroring hers but with dregs. 

Orange Maple Chicken Legs, a favorite for both adults and kids. Orange Maple sauce is added to roasted chicken legs at the end of the baking process for a quick flavorful dinner option. | Recipe developed by | #recipe #dinner
Orange Maple Chicken Legs

The ingredients, it was clear
were different as could be,
Drew's had eye of newt,
and was that bark from a tree?

Meal time came and 
it sure was a winner.
Except Jay who got a
different plate of that dinner.

"Delicious" all complimented
Jay grimaced with a gag,
"Eat up" Drew to brother,
Of Ann's cooking, please brag.

A few more bites 
and Drew took pity
replaced Jay's meal,
with one less . . . gritty.

"Owed you one" said young brother,
"truth be told, quite a few.
April Fools, older brother,
Ha! The joke is on you!"

Before you go, click on these links to more poetry from some of my friends: 
Dawn of Cognitive Script shares Jokers Wild
Lydia of Cluttered Genius shares Stuck on You
Diane of On the Border shares Brother of a Joke.

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Orange Maple Chicken Legs

5 - 6 chicken legs
salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika
1 TBSP corn starch
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup maple syrup

*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking pan with tin foil. 
*Sprinkle the chicken legs with salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika. Bake for 30 minutes.
*While the chicken is cooking, prepare the sauce. Mix the cornstarch with 1 TBSP cold water and set aside. Whisk together the orange juice, red wine vinegar and maple syrup in a small pot over medium high heat. Bring to a boil, then whisk in the cornstarch and water mixture. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring, for 5 minutes, then remove from the heat.
*After 30 minutes, turn the chicken legs over and pour about 3/4 of the sauce over the chicken. Return to the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Make sure the chicken is fully cooked and the juices run clear.
*Drizzle some of the remaining sauce over the chicken and serve with the rest on the side. 


  1. LOL that's some dinner. Might make your guest think twice that is unless it looked like the photo above. Those are some mighty fine looking legs LOL seriously tasty

  2. Orange and chicken are such a luscious combination. I've eaten a lot of chicken and honey but not chicken and maple. Hmmm....I recently bought some maple syrup aged in a bourbon barrel. Now that might be interesting.


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