Friday, March 25, 2022

Collections and Perceptions: Monthly Poetry Group


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Last Friday of the month is for
Monthly Poetry Group to rhyme.
Diane, Mimi, and I take turns,
"Collections" is 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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Collections and Perceptions

Young man loved his collections,
action figures made him smile.
Sports shirts, toy cars, and legos,
displays went on for a mile.
But as he reached his teenage years,
his allowance started to wane.
There seemed to be a gap between,
what he wanted, and what he could gain.
He had his very first car too,
and gas, well, wasn't cheap.
He'd need to find a part time job,
between school, homework, and sleep. 
Looking through the want ads, found
a job, seemed tailor made.
Couldn't have been a better fit,
for his hobbies, he could be paid!
Nervous for the interview,
arrived early, neat and clean.
Knew the points he wanted to make,
so his character, they could glean.
The questions seemed unusual,
what he sounds like on the phone?
And if he's a persistent guy,
how he does working alone.
But he mentioned his collections,
sure to impress the boss.
Even said that it's a family thing,
Mom collects cookie cutters and pots.

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It worked! To his amazement,
he was hired on the spot.
Taken to the back room where,
there were people, quite a lot.

Later met up with his friends
asking "how was your first day?"
"I Quit! It seems collections is
hounding people with bills to pay."

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Spicy Pulled Pork Pot Pie         

Printable Recipe

4 cups Spicy Crockpot Pulled Pork (can substitute your own or store bought pulled pork)
1 cup broccoli slaw
3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar
1 can (15 oz) corn, well drained
1 1/2 cups mashed potatoes
1/4 cup spicy doritos, crushed
*Grease a 2 qt casserole dish. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
*Mix together the pork, broccoli slaw, sharp cheddar, and corn. Pour evenly into the prepared casserole dish.
*Spread the mashed potatoes over the top. Sprinkle with the crushed doritos.
*Bake for 50 - 60 minutes, until hot.


  1. Great description of the common teenager, written in a fun way. Great read.

  2. Great job on the poem! Terrible job for your son!

  3. Replies
    1. Thank you, I knew I wanted to play on the word, just needed to figure out how.

  4. Nice poem using the theme, and it brought back memories of my first full time job after college. It started out as customer service and then they added collections - I was miserable. I didn't last either. I'm sure it was a learning experience for the young man in the poem, too, who had the wisdom to quit quickly. Alana

  5. LOL He thought it was a different kind of collecting. That's awesome.
    The recipe looks great too.

  6. I loved the ending! I should have seen it coming since I worked in law school for an auto company with a collections department... it was definitely an experience both in learning how I did NOT want to end up personally in my life but also the kind of lawyer I didn't want to have to be!

    1. Glad you didn't see it coming, it would have ruined the surprise.

  7. Excellent! Doing that work for even one day would make me upset.

  8. Good job! I love a surprise ending.


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