Friday, October 27, 2023

Midnight Message: Monthly Poetry Group


Chocolate French Toast | recipe developed by Karen of | #recipe #breakfast


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

Message Me, a monthly poetry challenge based on a theme. | Graphic property of Karen of | #poetry #blogging

Midnight Message

"Message me," the text had said,
it had me seeing red.
Was the middle of the night and I'd
been asleep, in bed.

Messages alert for me, 
always, 'cause . . . just in case.
Delete and block, the thing to do,
return dreams to my head space.

Just got back to sleep and my
chocolate breakfast dream,
when another alert came through, and I
thought that I would scream. 


Chocolate French Toast | recipe developed by Karen of | #recipe #breakfast
Chocolate French Toast

"Message me," it said again,
not sure how that could be,
the delete and block was supposed to have 
permanently set me free.

Angry now I answered,
though really not too smart,
"who the hell are you," I said,
"how do I make you depart?"

"I just want to talk," he said.
I answered in no time,
"well, do you know that stalking is,
a serious legal crime?"

"Blocking me does nothing,"
was his scary retort.
"I can get through anything,
so forget a police report."

"As for who I am, perhaps,
a selfie explanation will do."
Ding went my cell phone alert,
a picture had come through.

"The picture is of nothing,
it's just completely blank.
And if you want the truth, I'm sick
of your stupid prank."

"The picture is of me," he said,
"I'm more transparent than most,
and I'm already departed, 'cause
the truth is, I'm a ghost."

Happy (almost) Halloween!
and perhaps it's time we started,
to give some thought to making friends,
with the invisible (semi)departed.

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Chocolate French Toast

1/2 cup chocolate ice cream
2 eggs
1 tsp brewed coffee, cooled
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
7 slices white bread
3 1/2 TBSP butter

OPT: serve sprinkled with powdered sugar and/or with syrup.

*Thaw the ice cream in a pie plate. Once liquid, whisk with the eggs, coffee, vanilla, and salt.
*Heat 1 TBSP over medium heat in a large skillet. Swirl to cover the bottom of the pan.
*One at a time, dip both sides of two slices of bread into the liquid in the pie plate. Place into the skillet and cook for about 3 minutes, until the bottom has browned. Flip over. Reduce heat a little if the pan gets too hot, and cook the other side for about another 3 minutes.
*Remove and keep warm. Repeat with the remaining butter and bread slices.
*OPT: serve sprinkled with powdered sugar and/or with syrup.




  1. I was wondering when ghosts would get familiar with modern technology and start haunting us electronically. Aaaagghhh....

  2. Reading this my mind went to my dad and how after he died his computer would light up even though it wasn't in a habit of lighting up for no reason before he passed.

  3. Been talking to lots of ghosts of late. thinning veil.

  4. Your recipe was NOT something I should have looked at when I was hungry!

  5. Ooh I didn't see that coming.. nice spooky poem.

    1. So glad I caught you off guard, and that you enjoyed my Halloween poem.


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