Monday, June 7, 2021

Bound: Best Friends Poetry

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Poetry Monday's once a week.
You may have guessed, each Monday.
I don't participate every time,
But today I've come out to play.

My friends assign each week a theme,
Best Friends Day, they chose.
Now it's up to all of us,
to put our thoughts into prose.
"I often wonder," I said one day,
"how we can be best friends.
When thinking about our differences,
the list just never ends."

"Like you're a staunch conservative,
I'm liberal through and through.
Our viewpoints could tear us apart,
it's happened to more than a few."

"And faith is a defining point,
religion's a priority for you.
I too am grounded by beliefs,
but you're Christian, I'm a Jew."

"You're comfortable in any crowd,
outgoing, all the way.
Me, I'm more an introvert,
don't quite know what to say."

"You're scattered, don't know how you find,
pretty much anything at all.
When it comes to organizing, I'm the queen,
messy truly makes my skin crawl."
"Procrastination's your middle name,
though you always get things done. 
I'm compelled to complete my tasks,
before I'm able to indulge in fun."

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"You always try to diet and,"
I went on, "I always bake."
"Your friendship," (pun intended here),
"it truly takes the cake."
Heard me out, from start to end,
and here was her reply: 
"differences, they matter not,
love and respect binds you and I."
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Trail Mix Cookie Bars

Printable Recipe

1 tube (16.5 oz) sugar cookie dough
1 bag (14 oz) trail mix (without candy included)
1 cup Reese's pieces or peanut butter M&Ms
3/4 cup fruit flavored mini marshmallows
1 can (15 oz) sweetened condensed milk

*Grease a 9 X 11 baking dish. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
*Press the sugar cookie dough into the bottom and partially up the sides of the baking dish.
*In a bowl, mix together the trail mix, Reese's pieces or peanut butter M&Ms, and mini marshmallows. Pour evenly over the cookie dough.
*Drizzle the sweetened condensed milk evenly over the trail mix. 
*Bake for 30 minutes. Allow to cool to room temperature before cutting into bars.


  1. I LOVE this, Karen! And it is so true! Differences are what make everyone interesting—as long as there’s love and respect!

    1. Exactly. We don't all have to be alike, but we do need to be open to what those who are different from us have to offer.

  2. I like your poem very much. I found this a hard topic to rhyme on, and your poem just flows.

    1. So glad you enjoyed it, Charlotte, I had fun joining you this week.

  3. So this is a "sort of" magic cookie bar with cookie dough instead of the graham cracker and butter crust (I never would have thought of that) and I am guessing what's left of the trail mix is raisins and nuts? This would be most interesting, indeed. Now, on to your poem. Would you believe my best friend is a deeply religious Christian and is somewhat conservative. I'm a liberal, secular Jew. We are also opposites - she's daring and outgoing and I'm introverted and timid. But we have enough common interests, that carries us through; we've been friends since 1998. Alana

    1. Yes to the crust, but I'm not sure what you mean by what's left of the trail mix, nothing was left, I used the entire bag in the recipe (dried fruits, nuts, and there was some thick shaved dried coconut in the one I used).
      And you and your best friend sound just like me and mine.

  4. Yes, yes, yes! It's the love and respect that matter.

  5. Opposites attract...and complete each other.

  6. My best friend and I have vastly different beliefs. We might take "breaks" from each other at times, it has helped us maintain our friendship.

  7. They look delicious but your poetry is terrific! I love it.


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