Friday, July 30, 2021

Fighting with Water: Water Fights Poetry


Apple Broccoli Slaw is a cool, refreshing side dish perfect for that cook out or pot luck. Apples, vegetable, and sunflower seeds are mixed with a light (no mayo) dressing. | recipe developed by | #recipe #sidedish



Last Friday of the month is for
Monthly Poetry Group to rhyme.
Diane and I take turns to pick,
"Water Fights," the theme this time.
As usual, today I'll try,
a poem to write . . . or fudge.
Whether I'm successful or not, 
you get to be the judge. 







       Fighting with Water

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In the bedroom 
putting laundry away,
when Hubs enters
all in . . . disarray.

"Holy cr@p Hubs,
you stop right there,
where the hell did you get
soaking wet hair?"
"Wet everything, actually,
just look at your clothes.
There's water in your ears,
dripping off your nose."
"Had a problem in the kitchen,"
he sheepishly said,
and at that moment,
I almost dropped dead. 
If that's how he looks,
I shudder to think.
How much water in my kitchen,
is outside the sink. 
"You'd left some dishes,
he explained, "soaking there.
I thought I'd wash them,
to show I care."

Apple Broccoli Slaw is a cool, refreshing side dish perfect for that cook out or pot luck. Apples, vegetable, and sunflower seeds are mixed with a light (no mayo) dressing. | recipe developed by | #recipe #sidedish

Apple Broccoli Slaw

"I was helping out,
I swear, I'd thought,
but the water sprayer locked,
and . . . well . . . we fought."

"For future reference,"
I (not so calmly) say,
"water fights are not
supposed to work that way."

Before you go, more Water Fights poetry:
Diane of On the Border shares The Fight that Cheers

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Apple Broccoli Slaw

1 cup broccoli stems, julienned
1/2 cup shredded cabbage
1 carrot, peeled, julienned
2 green onions, chopped
2 apples, peeled, cored, and julienned

1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup honey
2 TBSP cranberry juice

1/3 cup roasted sunflower seeds, shelled

*NOTE: if you can find a 16 oz package of broccoli slaw mix, you can use it in place of the julienned broccoli stems, shredded cabbage, and julienned carrot.
*In a large bowl, mix the julienned broccoli stems, shredded cabbage, julienned carrot, chopped green onions, and julienned apples.
*In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil and apple cider vinegar. Whisk in the honey and cranberry juice until completely incorporated.
*Pour the dressing over the slaw and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least a couple of hours, mixing now and then.
*To serve, top the slaw with the sunflower seeds and mix together.


  1. Hahahahahaha! And that's your cure to show him how water fights REALLY work.

  2. This one is right up my alley. I love those flavors.
    Carol Cassara

  3. Although I have a digestional issue with raw broccoli, the rest of this sounds yummy, especially with the apples. We are just starting to get early apples in and I bought some today. This would be great with chicken, I'm thinking, for those who eat chicken. Alana

    1. I agree, I'm going to make this with cold leftover chicken for a refreshing dinner on a steaming hot night.

  4. Oh, dear. That was not fun for either of you. As for the sprayer, well, sometimes i almost could believe that inanimate objects are totally depraved and enjoy doing things like that just to spite us.

  5. At our previous house the water sprayer would sometimes forget to discharge when the water was turned off. Then the next time the faucet went on there would be water everywhere. The solution was to leave the sprayer laying in the sink.

    1. Sounds like it's more than just ours that has a mind of its own.

  6. I have neve been a fan of water fights \, strange I know

    1. I remember when my boys were little, our entire neighborhood would get involved in water fights with those giant soaker water guns. Really cooled them down on a hot summer day.

  7. Just I love to picture inanimate objects doing a lot like in Beauty and the Beast. I actually talk a lot to my car these days, get to purr.

    1. It may not do it with intent, but our sprayer does lock in the on position from time to time. It was my inspiration for this poem.


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