Friday, May 26, 2023

Look Again: 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,
Through a Looking Glass, 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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Look Again

If I looked through a looking glass
what would I see?
Seems to be an older woman,
looking back at me. 

My curly hair is going grey,
some wrinkles on my face,
squinting to see clearly, I'm 
aging without much grace.

I may eat a bit too much,
I'm exercising less.
Not putting enough effort into,
new styles, when I dress.

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S'mores Ice Cream Pie

But instead of just looking,
and judging what I see,
if I went through the looking glass,
might I disagree?

If I went through that looking glass,
could it set me free?
A whole new perspective,
now what would that be?

Viewing myself differently,
perchance I would see,
each line and grey's a lesson,
it's OK to look like me.

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S'mores Ice Cream Pie

5 graham crackers
5 chocolate graham crackers
3 TBSP sugar
5 TBSP butter, melted
3 cups chocolate ice cream
4 chocolate covered graham cracker cookies
2/3 cup mini marshmallows
3/4 cup heavy cream
2 tsp powdered sugar
2 tsp cocoa powder

1 small chocolate bar, shaved
6 regular sized marshmallows, halved

*Grease a 10 inch deep dish pie plate. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
*Crush the graham crackers and the chocolate graham crackers. Mix with the sugar and melted butter. Press into the bottom and partially up the sides of the pie plate. Bake for 6 minutes, refrigerate to cool completely.
*Once the crust has cooled, place the ice cream in a large bowl and set aside on the counter for about 15 minutes to start to soften.
*While the ice cream is softening, chop the cookies, cut the mini marshmallows in half and set aside.
*Whip the heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add the powdered sugar and cocoa powder and whip until firm peaks hold.
*Mix the chopped cookies and mini marshmallows into the ice cream, then fold in the whipped cream and pour into the crust.
*Decorate with the chocolate shavings and marshmallow halves. Freeze for an hour before serving. Store leftovers, covered, in the freezer.



  1. It's definitely okay to look like you! Such a cute poem!

    1. Thanks, Diane. I think you could tell I was in a bit of a different mood than I am when I write my normal silly poems.

  2. It is alright to look like you. My mirror says it’s alright to look like me. At my age who will argue with my mirror, not me. Donna

    1. I've seen your pictures, Donna, no reason to argue at all.

    2. That was a good day. Lol

  3. You and I (and everyone else of our age or older) earned every wrinkle, stretch mark, and grey hair. It's OK and no one will tell me otherwise. So let's have some of that ice cream pie!

  4. Nice poem indeed
    I often look in the mirror and wonder who the grey hair woman is looking back at me

  5. It is okay to look like you. When i started going gray, my Sweetie was wanting me to color my hair and i said, no, i've earned every one of these from the children!

  6. Another wonderful recipe. However, but the time I ended up eating all of the wonderful leftover ingredients I would be too full to sample it!

    1. Good thing it'll keep in the freezer until you're ready.

  7. That smore pie is to die for. I still have coffee icecream in the fridge but I wouldn't mind adding that. have a great memorial day.

  8. Replies
    1. Yes, a great dessert for kicking off the warm weather season.

  9. We are all aging. I wear glasses to read and have grey hair now too. Oh man that pie looks so good.

    1. Nothing like a little ice cream therapy when you're feeling melacholy about aging.

  10. I'm wading thru your Archives now that I have a Free Minute to Troll the Blogs. You Write Poetry well, I haven't Written a Poem since I was in School, I got one Published once, by a Teacher who apparently Wrote a Book of Children's Poetry. I'm sure we weren't profound and the Book was very Tongue in Cheek from the perspective of The Smalls, since, it was about 6th Grade as I recall. Dr. Lepaluoto was out Teacher, my first Male Teacher and I had such a Crush on him that I think we all tried to impress him. He even gave all of us who asked for one, his School Picture, since he took a Mug Shot with us and was kind enuf to exchange. We were crushed when he got Married. A very "To Sir With Love" kinda thing. *LOL* As for Aging... I fully Plan to Age Disgracefully, I do think I'm succeeding, the Younger Generations tell me I'm Cool and a Trip... well, they use their Slang terms for whatever I am and it equates to being Cool and a Trip. The Younger of my Grandkids tell me I'm "Extra" and not your "Basic Bitch Gramma", which, I'm told, is a high Compliment by the Gen X and Gen Z's, which, my Grandkids are a part of that demographic. *Bwahahahaha*

    1. Well, if your littles say you're aging gracefully, I'd believe them!


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