Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Luddite Lesson: Luddites Poetry

Luddites, a monthly poetry challenge based on a theme. | Graphic designed by and property of | #MyGraphics #poetry
Luddites poetry? I must admit,
don't know who picked the theme.
Wasn't sure I could commit,
just spelling it makes me scream. 

But quitter's not a name for me,
I'll try, no guarantee.
I mean, how hard can it really be?
Guess we're about to see.

Luddite Lesson 
Luddites are a dinosaur,
living in the past.
but progress makes things easier,
possibilities are vast.

How I love my TV shows,
keep me well amused.
Understanding of investigations grows,
love guessing who'll be accused.

Kindle lets me borrow books,
and never leave my home.
Choose from bedroom's cozy nook,
have my choice of any tome.

The information highway is,
right there at our fingertips.
Any subject, you can be a whiz,
even take virtual trips.

These days we get to see,
how childhood friends are now.
Social media is the key,
never again lose touch we vow.

Cell phones are the saving grace,
of every single mother.
Any time and any place, 
our kids we get to smother.

YouTube channels, they are shows!
Learn to fix, craft and cook.
Everyone shares what he knows,
all you have to do is look.

Peanut Butter Pepita Muffins, peanut butter flavored muffins with a hint of honey and the crunch of pepitas. | Recipe developed by | #recipe #bake

Peanut Butter Pepita Muffins
Peanut Butter Pepita Muffins, peanut butter flavored muffins with a hint of honey and the crunch of pepitas. | Recipe developed by | #recipe #bake


Comprehension seems to have slumped,
in my golden years, Luddite.
Newfangled stuff has got me stumped,
second thought, you may be right.

Before you go, click on these links to more poetry from one of my friends:
Diane of On the Border shares Ludd and Me.

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 Peanut Butter Pepita Muffins     

Printable Recipe

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
3 TBSP honey
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cups milk
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup roasted, shelled, lightly salted pepitas, divided

*Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place muffin cups in 12 cup tin or spray with non-stick spray.
*In a large bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, honey, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, and milk.
*In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
*Add the dry ingredients to the large bowl and stir, just until incorporated. Mix in 1/2 cup of the pepitas.
*Divide the dough into the 12 muffin cups. Sprinkle with the remaining pepitas.
*Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until the center springs back to the touch. Cool in muffin tin for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely.


  1. What the heck is Luddite?
    If it is one of your pastries,
    I’ll hang out and have a bite.

    1. A Luddite is someone opposed to new technology.
      Just for the record, I'm not so much opposed as unable to understand how to make it work (unless one of the boys are around to help me figure it out).

  2. I just saw Diane's and now yours. So good!
    Carol Cassara

    1. Thanks Carol, we have fun with these monthly poetry posts.

  3. I am definitely not a Luddite! One thing I don't miss - old fashioned appliances (speaking of the kitchen). My mom had a gas stove where the burners all had to be lit manually. No pilot lights! She once suffered a burn on her arm from trying to light the oven. And the old refrigerators with the manual defrost tiny freezer that could barely hold a pint of ice cream. I can wish for appliances that aren't complex/connected to the internet, but I don't want to go back to the "good old days" of my childhood, either. Alana

    1. No, I don't want to go backwards either, but I'd sure have an easier time going forward if I had a live in instructor for everything new that comes out.

  4. The new stuff is fun, when i can figure it out. Some things, i don't want to bother with, and that's okay, too.

    "We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works." ~ Douglas Adams.

    To err is human, but to really foul things up requires technology. ~ messymimi

  5. I almost became a Luddite about 10 years or so ago. Glad I snapped out of it. Great poem!

    1. I'm glad you did too, wouldn't have met you without the internet.


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