Friday, October 29, 2021

Witch's Twitches: Consequences Poetry


Apricot Glazed Chicken, pan sauteed chicken pieces are coated with an apricot glaze for a quick and easy dinner. | recipe developed by | #recipe #dinner
Last Friday of the month is for
Monthly Poetry Group to rhyme.
Diane and I take turns to pick,
"Consequences," 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. 

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Witch's Twitches
I'm from Massachusetts where,
in this month I must admit,
There's a town called Salem that's
well known? Maybe a bit. 

Mass hysteria resulted in
a horrendous historical mistake.
Those accused of witchcraft were
sentenced to burn at the stake.

I may be from near Salem,
but let me make this clear,
I'm not and never been a witch, 
nor are those who I hold dear.

No longer live in that great state,
stuck here in the Midwest.
No more lobster recipes and
no beaches on which to rest. 

 Apricot Glazed Chicken, pan sauteed chicken pieces are coated with an apricot glaze for a quick and easy dinner. | recipe developed by | #recipe #dinner

Apricot Glazed Chicken
Extended family still live there,
loved ones so far away.
Unafraid they all remain 
near Salem to this day.
PurDude's not there, and as you know,
he's also not here with me.
With covid I've not traveled so,
he I also rarely see.
Wish that I could bring him here,
by just giving my nose a twitch.
"Can't," Hubs said, "is the consequence of,
you NOT being a witch."

Before you go, more Consequences poetry:
Diane of On the Border shares Room-Bah.
And stop by Messymimi's Meanderings, Mimi has a poem to share too.

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Apricot Glazed Chicken        


Printable Recipe

2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tsp garlic powder
2/3 cup apricot marmalade
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp ginger puree
1/4 tsp dried red pepper flakes
1 green onion, chopped
4 dried apricots, chopped 
1 TBSP cornstarch
OPT: additional chopped green onion, chopped apricots, and/or red pepper flakes

*Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces.
*Whisk together the apricot marmalade, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, and green onion.
*Grease a large saute pan and place over medium heat. Once hot, add the chicken and sprinkle with the garlic powder. Cook and stir until the chicken is completely cooked through. Drain the pan.
*Return the chicken to the pan along with the marmalade mixture and chopped apricots. Bring to a boil, then cook, stirring now and then, for 5 minutes. 
*Whisk the cornstarch with 1 TBSP of water and add to the pan. Allow the chicken to continue boiling, stirring now and then, for another 10 minutes.
*OPT: sprinkle with additional chopped green onion, chopped apricots, and/or red pepper flakes.


  1. But how do we know for sure you're not a witch? ;) Thanks for the fun!

    1. I think my kids asked that a time or two (or twenty) when they were growing up.

  2. Hahahaha! Consequence of NOT being witchy for sure!
    Well done!

  3. Maybe you are a witch and you just don't know it. Why not try a nose wrinkle or two, and see what happens? Alana

    1. OK, I'll try it, but if I've had the ability all this time and didn't know I could use it, there will be consequences . . .

  4. There is so much misunderstanding of what a witch is and isn't.

    Excellent poem, there are times it would be nice to twitch my nose and have things done!


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