Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Out Like a Lamb: Lambs Poetry

Monthly Poetry Group in our infinite wisdom,
for April, a theme we chose.
Mine's not to reason why, just to do or die,
Meaning talk about lambs in prose.

Lambs, a monthly poetry challenge based on a theme. | Graphic property of | #poetry

Out Like a Lamb

"In like a lion, out like a lamb,"
a phrase that we all know.
Evokes gentleness of that lamb,
when we've all had it with snow. 

"Innocent as a lamb," is
something else we tend to say.
When honesty is the personal trait
we're choosing to convey. 

And two shakes of that lamb's tail,
means something done real fast.
Willing to stop and do a thing,
when, the first time, we're asked.

"Gentle as a lamb," conveys
the ability to be tender.
A complement to any and all, 
no matter what your gender.

"As quiet as a lamb" is something
all we mamas pray for.
That our kids show discontent,
somewhat under the decibel of a roar.

Yet another saying of lambs,
is that they're mild and meek.
A lesson we often need to learn,
including in the way we speak.

On the subject of lambs, I admit,
these traits aren't my first thought.
Guess I'm the black sheep of the family,
my tastes are more . . . store bought.

I may be forced to go on the lam,
when I tell my truth to ye.
Mention lamb and what comes to mind?  
Seasoned chops on the grill for me. 

Don't forget the side dish:

Smoky Slaw compliments any meal, a versatile side dish with lunch or dinner. | Recipe developed by | #reicpe

Smoky Slaw 

Smoky Slaw compliments any meal, a versatile side dish with lunch or dinner. | Recipe developed by | #reicpe

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

2 1/2 cups green cabbage, shredded
1/4 cup carrots, shredded
1/2 cup red cabbage, shredded
1/4 cup chopped carrots
2 sliced green onions
1/2 red pepper, chopped
1/4 cup smoked bacon bits
1/2 cup Thousand Island dressing
3 TBSP red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp pepper

*Put the green cabbage, shredded carrots, red cabbage, chopped carrots, green onions, red pepper and bacon bits in a bowl.
*Whisk together the Thousand Island dressing, red wine vinegar, cumin and pepper, then pour over the vegetables.
*Mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight, stirring now and then.


  1. Yummy slaw and you know, I had not given it much thought but there really are a lot of saying that have to do with lambs....hmmm
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

  2. Lambs are cute, lamb chops are yummy, just saying

  3. Like lambs to the slaughter.
    Which sometimes we follow
    Blindly, Naive, and trusting
    The wolf waiting to pounce

  4. Oh, yes! Lamb chops for me, too!
    I think you've pretty much covered all the lamb-shaped bases with your sweet poem! I'm praying for a little of that gentleness, meekness and innocence in the coming weeks!


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