Monday, April 10, 2023

It's Golf: Poetry Monday


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 Poetry Monday's once a week.
I bet you know which day.
I don't participate every time,
But today I've come out to play.

My friends assign each week a theme,
Golf is what they chose.
Now it's up to all of us,
to put our thoughts into prose.

It's Golf

Teenagers are tough, you know,
often try to test the rules,
But here's the thing, their parents?
Well honey, they're no fools.

He'd stayed up many hours late, 
and even worse, it's true,
watching a violent movie,
and on a school night too.

Mom believed in consequences,
he'd waited all day to hear,
what's his punishment to be?
The loss of something dear?

Would she take away his TV?
Or that, and ground him too?
Possibilities were endless and
all day, apprehension grew.

She'd made a delicious dinner and,
he was on his best behavior.
Every reason he could think,
to show mercy's what he gave her.

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Jamaican Ranch Chicken

Planning to go to the movies, 
with his whole big group of friends,
But no, that's when Mom stopped him,
it was time to make amends.

"TV was your transgression,
It'll be your punishment too.
No going out with friends tonight,
here's what you will do,

you'll watch TV all evening, 
I'm the one who'll choose the show.
No snacks, no friends, and honey,
changing the channel? That's a no go."

Watching TV is his punishment?
Shock showed all over his face.
Could it be, is it possible?
His mom was showing him grace?

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Smiling, he sat down to watch,
whatever "G" show she'd allow.
But mortified when he saw golf, 
begged: "Could you just shoot me now?" 

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Jamaican Ranch Chicken         

Printable Recipe

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing
1/2 cup Ranch dressing

*Cut each chicken breast into 3 - 4 pieces of similar thickness. Place into a resealable bag.
*Mix together the Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing, Ranch dressing, and Jamaican Jerk Seasoning Blend. Pour into the bag with the chicken, manipulate to be sure all of the chicken is coated and refrigerate for at least 4 hours up to overnight.
*Preheat your grill to about 350 degrees. Place the chicken pieces on the grill and discard the remaining marinade. Grill approximately 10 minutes, flip over and grill about another 10 minutes. Chicken must be completely cooked.



  1. Bwahahahahaha! Best. 'Punishment'. EVER!!!

  2. Haha, choose your weapon. When grandson’s music begins to assault my ears, I just start singing. Works every time. Donna

  3. Good idea. However, having golf on the television would be as much punishment for ME as it would for the teen.

  4. Heeheehee! And it doesn't violate the Geneva Convention, so he can't complain to higher authorities!

  5. I feel the same way about golf or any sports.

    1. I don't follow most sports in general, just specific teams.

  6. Sure would be a harsh punishment to me as well. Maybe I'd just fall asleep ;)


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