Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Flying High: Flags Poetry

June is here,
Flag Day's near,
symbol of the land
we all revere.

So when proposed,
we easily chose,
this month, upon flags
to focus our prose.

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Flying High

Flags are symbols to us all,
representing how we feel.
Patriotic's the prominent call,
respect is a big deal.

Other flags that I can name,
alma mater or favorite team.
Play the school song . . . or win the game,
can make us sing . . . or scream.

Some flags say it's getting rough,
skull and crossbones mean beware.
And when you've simply had enough,
wave your white flag in the air.

And "Let your freak flag fly" they say,
meaning "be yourself".
Seems that mine, I learned this day, 
should be kept upon the shelf. 

Started out to shop for food,
cupboards running bare,
happily, was in a good mood,
(going into stores had become rare).

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 Peanut Butter Cocoa Cookies 
Peanut Butter Cocoa Cookies, 5 simple ingredients never tasted so good! | Recipe developed by | #recipe #bake

Guess that I'd been home too long,
hiding from a virus,
had forgotten public right and wrong,
remembering would've been desirous.

For in that store I boldly went,
freak flag flying high.
Bare faced! No make-up to augment,
look at me, no longer shy.

Hadn't even brushed my hair,
but what made eyes avert,
forgot not just my bra to wear,
but the pants to match my shirt.

Hard as it is, I'll admit the truth,
that's no longer a place I'll shop.
But it's embarrassing to be so uncouth,
that management's made me stop. 

Before you go, click on this link to read my talented friends' poems:

Diane of On the Border shares Flagged

Lydia of Cluttered Genius shares Flags, Flags, and More Flags.

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Peanut Butter Cocoa Cookies

Ingredients (makes about 2 1/2 dozen):
1 cup reduced fat peanut butter
3/4 cup maple syrup
2 eggs
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa

*Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cover baking sheets with parchment paper.
*Cream the peanut butter, maple syrup and eggs until smooth. Beat in the flour and cocoa.
*Form the dough into about 3/4 inch balls. Place on the baking sheets. Press the balls down using a fork. Turn the fork and press again to make a cross pattern.
*Bake for 10 minutes.


  1. I love the twist in this! Ha! I thought you were going a different direction. Perfection!

  2. Hahahahaha! You totally got me!
    So far, I haven't been evicted by any fashion/pants police. But you can bet it's not far off!

  3. What is flag day?
    I have a Aussie flag that used to hang at my front door but what it hang from has been removed so I need to find a new place for it

    1. Flag Day in the US is a day to commemorate the official adoption of our flag. It's a patriotic day for most of us.

    2. Heeheehee! Come shop around here at any Wal-Mart, i've seen people in formal wear and pajamas and everything between.

    3. Yeah, I've seen some interesting fashion statements in Walmart myself.

  4. Maple syrup and peanut butter is such a wonderful combination! (chocolate, too.) Alana

    1. Yes, I've been using maple syrup a lot more in recipes.

  5. Your words can either make me think, make me hungry or put a smile on my face---and this one left me with a huge grin as I hope everyone embraces their freak flag and that they fly it proudly! :)

    1. You pretty much always have a smile on your face, I'm honored to have been able to put one there today.


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