Friday, October 28, 2022

The Animal in Me: 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,
"If I Were an Animal," 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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The Animal in Me

Mimi asked this question,
so, between me and you,
if I were an animal, 
here's what I'd do:
I'd hibernate all winter,
like a sleepy black bear.
And perfect, if it's icy out,
I'd neither know, nor care.
Let out a frenzied bark,
if you're in my space.
Next, spray like a skunk,
so best learn your place.
I'd have eyes like an eagle,
nothing fuzzy in my views.
So happy with all I see,
and no readers to me to lose.

I'd remember like an elephant, 
'cause, sadly, at my age,
words, on the tip of my tongue,
I'd prefer be on the page.

Oh, to eat like a horse,
(and I hear that's quite a lot).
But all things considered,
if I could, then why not?
Pumpkin Dessert Croissants (no bake), perfect for holiday season. | recipe developed by | #recipe #dessert
Pumpkin Dessert Croissants (no bake)
I would roar like a lion,
at injustices I see,
we all need to be equal,
if we're going to be free.
But move like a turtle,
at a slower, steady pace.
Our kids grow too fast,
and it's time we can't replace.
This life is short, it's fleeting, 
and for us to live it best,
take the good from everything,
and just sidestep the rest.

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Pumpkin Dessert Croissants (no bake)

1 box (3.4 oz) cheesecake instant pudding mix, can substitute white chocolate or vanilla pudding mix
2 TBSP powdered sugar
1 cup half and half
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 dz mini croissants

1/2 cup caramel sauce
8 Biscoff cookies
1/2 cup shelled pepitas
*Vigorously whisk together the pudding mix, powdered sugar, half and half, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spice. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour, or until ready to serve.
*Slice the mini croissants in half. Crush the Biscoff cookies.
*To serve: pipe or scoop the pudding mix onto the croissant bottoms. Cover with the tops.
*Drizzle the caramel sauce over the tops of the croissants, sprinkle with the cookie crumbs and the shelled pepitas.


  1. I like the notion of taking the good from everything so you have all the gifts of the animals.

  2. One of your best poems. Loved it!

  3. I love it! Yes, it would be nice to have some qualities of all those.

    I saw your comment on my Feline/Fill-Ins Post, the poem is in a separate one.

  4. I'm going to a neighborhood event this weekend. If I hadn't already purchased the ingredients to make my dish to take I would definitely be bringing your croissants!

  5. I love pumpkin in desserts so this sounds great to me.

  6. I like all things pumpkin. I tried Caribou Coffee's pumpkin latte (not so great) but frappachino is alright. I love pumpkin bread especially. Thankfully I'm getting back on track a bit with my exercise or I'd be running a b-line to all the cafe's for their pumpkin stuff.

  7. I do eat like a horse and need to eat more like a bird. Oh well. The pumpkin croissant looks yummy!


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