Friday, February 26, 2021

The Moral is Morals: Fairy Tale Poetry

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Last Friday of the month round here,
is officially poetry time.
There's always a theme to work with,
and then I set out to rhyme.

Today's a national holiday,
celebrate telling a Fairy tale.
So that's the theme I picked this time,
Sure hope that I don't fail.

The Moral is Morals

Orange man with an attitude wry,
to make money, nothing he wouldn't try,
bills he'd not pay, sue people out of his way,
and to get loans, he would quite simply lie.
Thought he knew more than all of the rest,
came down the escalator, theory to test,
bragged 5th Avenue shootin', even kissed Putin,
and he won, who would have possibly guessed?
Surrounded by spineless sycophants,
play his evil word music, they'd dance.
They even broke laws, for his bigoted cause,
loud and proud with their sickening chants.
On this nation his havoc he'd wreak,
atrocities of which I just cannot speak.
Daily he'd lie. Every norm, he'd defy.
From respected, our country became weak.
Then along came a most deadly plague.
His response was not even vague,
"Ignore it," he said, "all the people now dead,
just attacks from the media that's fake."
Those with brains and morals now had to act.
Voter suppression first line of attack.
People voted with zeal, the consequences quite real.
Democracy won fair and square, that's a fact.
His next step, of course, was a coup.
Evil pied piper's zombies came through.
Guilty of sedition, their treasonous mission, 
did all the damage they could possibly do.
Many were found and arrested.
their actions denounced and detested.
Leader didn't care. Guilt, he refused to share.
In prison their allegiance will be tested.
As in all fables, evil must fail. 
Prosecutors now following money trail.
He'll get his just desserts, and I do hope it hurts,
get used to eating his McDonald's in jail.

The moral I hope to have conveyed,
careful from whom you take toxic Kool-Aid.
Like ingredients in batters, in life decency matters.
Follow evil, you'll end up betrayed.

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Mint Marshmallow Brownies
Mint Marshmallow Brownies are thick, rich mint flavored brownies baked with a mint marshmallow topping | Recipe developed by | #dessert #chocolate


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Mint Marshmallow Brownies

4  ounces unsweetened chocolate
1 stick margarine
1/4 stick butter
1/2 tsp mint extract
1 3/4 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 cup flour

1 jar (7 oz) marshmallow creme
1 tsp mint extract
1/4 cup chocolate mint baking chips (or chocolate mint candies), chopped

*Grease a 9 X 13 baking pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
*Place the unsweetened chocolate, margarine, and butter into a large bowl and microwave at 20 second increments until the chocolate is smooth when stirred.
*Stir in the sugar and 1/2 tsp mint extract, then the eggs and finally the flour. Pour into the prepared baking pan.
*Mix together the marshmallow creme and remaining mint extract. Drizzle over the brownie batter, then use a toothpick to swirl the marshmallow creme into just the top of the batter.
*Bake for 25 minutes. The edges will be crisp and the marshmallow will be puffed up.
*Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with the chopped chocolate mint baking chips or candies. Allow to cool completely before slicing.


  1. Replies
    1. Not my usual light poem, I guess I had something to say with this one.

    Perfect description of the "Orange man with attitude wry" and his legacy.
    Especially loved the phrase 'Evil pied piper's zombies came through.' Exactly right!
    I'm in awe!

  3. Sadly, Orange Man is no fairy tale, and I'm pessimistic enough (sorry to be a Debbie Downer) to think that he will wiggle out of paying for his crimes. Because he's been doing that for years. And those zombies are quite dangerous. They aren't done. Hoping I am so wrong. Alana

    1. You are definitely right about the zombies, they are not anywhere near done. As for the orange man, I do have hope that there will be consequences of some sort or another. Even if he doesn't go to jail, I think heavy fines and owed back taxes could put him under financially.

  4. God will judge him. I doubt he will ever pay for what he has done here on earth.

    1. I know it's possible you're right, but I sure would love to see him pay. Sooner rather than later.

  5. Well written descripiton and even rhyming.

  6. Wow, love the bits about the Orange man doing anything he could for money, great rhythm:)

    1. Well, it was easy to write, I did have facts as my inspiration for this poem.


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