Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Lost and Found: Corn Mazes and Bonfire Poetry

My poetry's scary, that is true,
But I'm not here to terrify you.
No ghosts flew nor witches brew,
corn mazes and bonfires get their due. 

Ghouls and goblins take a back seat,
through mazes of corn we beat feet.
Put food on sticks, so fun to eat.
No scary topics . . . unless I cheat . . .

Corn Mazes and Bonfires, a monthly poetry challenge based on a theme. | Graphic property of | #poetry

Lost and Found

"It'll be fun", they said
"famous last words" to me.
Through peer pressure though,
I did agree.

A fun fall night,
at the pumpkin farm.
Eat, play, camp out,
what could be the harm?

Not a "roughing it" girl,
for many years now.
Like riding a bike,
can't have forgotten how.

Bogged down with supplies,
we chose our spot.
"an enjoyable night with friends,
could be fun", I thought. 

Got all set up,
by a big fire pit,
then right off to the mazes,
no time to sit.

At first I enjoyed
finding my way through corn, 
but as it got latter,
I became forlorn.

Complete silence replaced
giggles, laughs and glee.
Seems only one left in there,
was I, myself and me.

"Hey, remember me"
I called out in vain.
And now, lucky me,
daylight starts to wane.

Back at the camp
unbeknown to me,
friends were burning
bout half of a tree.

Dinner over a fire
adds to fun,
roasting hot dogs on sticks,
s'mores for everyone.

Maple Pumpkin Snack Crackers are a great fall treat. Share them by the campfire, tailgating or serve them in a fall vegetable soup. | Recipe developed by | #recipe #snack

Maple Pumpkin Snack Crackers
a great snack to share by the campfire
Maple Pumpkin Snack Crackers are a great fall treat. Share them by the campfire, tailgating or serve them in a fall vegetable soup. | Recipe developed by | #recipe #snack

It's then I fortuitously
glanced up to the sky.
What? Are those smoke 
signals that I do spy? 

Despair to hopeful
in seconds flat.
Followed nose and stomach,
got back just like that!

Before you go, click on these links to more poetry from some of my friends:
Dawn of Spatulas on Parade shares A Fiery Twist
Sarah of Sarah Nolan shares Autumn Joy
Diane of On the Border shares Mazed.

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Maple Pumpkin Snack Crackers

Printable Recipe

3 TBSP vegetable oil
2 TBSP maple syrup
9 oz bag of oyster crackers
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice 
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp paprika 

*Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
*In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, cumin and paprika. Add the oyster crackers and mix gently so all of the crackers are coated.
*Spread the seasoned crackers onto the baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Stir gently, then bake for another 7 - 10 minutes. Cool completely. 
*Store in a sealed container.


  1. Thank goodness for hungry friends who send up smoke signals!

  2. Hooray for finding your way back! Fun post.

    1. Thanks Mimi, I suck at poetry but I have so much fun with these monthly posts.

  3. I did a corn maze once. Like you, I had trouble getting out and after a little while it wasn't fun anymore. Don't think I'll be trying again.

    1. We may just not be corn maze people. But the bonfires are fun.

  4. Love these crackers and of course your poem.


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