Care PackageTo wish you happy birthday, friendCare Package20 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
I stuffed an envelope to send
With in-jokes, hugs, a kiss or two,
The things that I adore in you.
The songs we share and sing aloud,
The compliments that made me proud,
The times you’ve made me laugh and cry,
The way the hours with you sail by,
The conversations late at night,
The wonders that we jointly write
In escalating inspiration
And joy in our collaboration…
Adventures that we daydream of,
Understanding, trust, and love.
Alas, but I was doomed to fail —
It simply got too large to mail!
My NameWhen I was born I slipped from the doctors grasp,My Name20 hours ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
As my horrified parents released a gasp,
I landed upside down flat upon my face,
Forced to abandon the favored name of Grace,
Reminded of the famous tower found in the town of Pisa,
Always on the verge of falling, they rhymed and named me Lisa.
Old Mule and the MermaidOnce upon a time, there lived an old MuleOld Mule and the Mermaid17 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
down by the dA sea in a bamboo shack
on the beach under the coconut trees.
He and his old Cats were enjoying
their golden years wild and free
as their old bones would let them.
Eating and sleeping away their days
in sweet lethargy.
Come sunset old Mule would go out on his dock
and fish for comments and rhymes for his Cats.
Watching the changeable moon and circling stars
he would listen to the wind and the waves.
Some nights were all too quiet with no bites at all,
the shy nibblers stealthily stealing his bait,
he would just sit and dream.
Other nights the comments were jumping
right on to the dock. There would be buckets
full of rhymes for his old Cats!
And on special nights by the light of the moon
mermaids would swim by and sing him songs
about treasures in the depths of the dA sea.
Flirtatious creatures they were,
trying to lure him in and steal away his catch.
But old Mule was wiser than that,
his ancestor once knew the Queen of Faeries!
Bonfire Treacle ToffeeBonfire Treacle Toffee4 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Bonfire Treacle Toffee
Prep time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 40 mins
Total time: 45 mins
Skill level: Bit of effort
-350g (12oz) butter or margarine
-225g (8oz) black treacle
-450g (1lb) dark brown sugar
-397g can condensed milk
-Grease a 23 x 30.5cm (9 x 12 inch) baking tin.
-Melt the butter in a non-stick pan. Add the treacle, sugar and milk.
Bring slowly to the boil and simmer for 35-40 minutes, stirring constantly to a temperature of 132°C (270°F), using a sugar thermometer.
-Pour into the tin. Chill until set, turn out the Bonfire toffee and break into pieces using a rolling pin or hammer.
By Carnation Condensed Milk
Read more at http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/504435/treacle-toffee#yI0JpaY1vLruXEXL.99
Blood Bath CocktailBlood Bath Cocktail4 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Blood Bath Cocktail
CONTAINS ALCOHOL !
-100ml pomegranate juice
-50ml vodka (can use without it)
-Dash of raspberry syrup
-Dash of lemon juice
-Mix the pomegranate juice, vodka, raspberry syrup and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. Shake well.
-Serve chilled in a martini glass or poured over ice.
Read more at http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/148731/Blood-bath-cocktail#s0X2lEuQI59JXI3S.99
Nutty Toffee AppleNutty Toffee Apple4 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Nutty Toffe Apples
-6 red dessert apples
-Vegetable oil, for greasing
-350g (12oz) granulated sugar
-50g (1¾ oz) flaked almonds
-Oil a baking sheet and push a lolly stick (or trimmed chopstick) into each apple at the stalk end.
-Melt the granulated sugar in a medium-sized pan over a medium heat. As it begins to melt, gently swirl it around the pan.
Once all the sugar has melted, carefully tip in the almonds and combine, again by swirling the pan. Remove from the heat.
Dip the apples into the caramel one at a time, turning them to ensure they are well coated. Leave them to cool for a few minutes on the prepared baking sheet, then transfer to a platter and serve.
Read more at http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/137511/Nutty-toffee-apples#qod8ZA50Ikl4B92G.99
No FlossI feel a great lossNo Floss5 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
without my floss
Not so clean
I see green
I brush and brush
in such a rush
not too much to waste
I can't find my floss
I got fired by my boss
Such bad breath
eewwww.. I smell death!
Where is my floss?
There is no floss.
School's OutThe day after Valentine’s daySchool's Out4 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
you’ll still be cheerful
or so they say
For me, however, it seems to be
Online BattleOnline I upload my fortress worldOnline Battle6 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Putting my digital battle through the game of war
All interfacing with the galactic's flame
They all run back and forth
Just running and running along the coast line
Even now as the server ends its day
They never stop fighting in their fortress wailing in pain
Because of her server sticking out of upgrade
Never going to be fixed again
MeowWithout a care in world a new to herMeow22 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
For ever step a strut for all to see
She stops at random points to lick her fur,
And lifts her head to only glare at me.
Beware of boxes and dark rooms do hide,
For evil lurks with claws of steel and might,
And though her fur is all her joy and pride,
She will not back without a scratch and fight.
Don't pine when items gone and lost astray,
For she most likely pushed them off aside,
So if not found look underneath or pay,
And try not think so much although you cried.
But though she drives my mind on edge to think,
A world without my cat would surely stink.
ODE TO RICHARD BRANSONMay your airplanes never crashODE TO RICHARD BRANSON23 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And may your spaceships not implode.
May your cars be ever flash,
So as your feet don't touch the road.
May your name be spoke in dulcet tones,
In every madding crowd.
You remind us once again,
There are no pockets in a shrowd.
Elm-ementryYour a real sad sap,Elm-ementry1 day ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
your real sad to see,
Your a real sad sap
Thats all you'll ever be,
Your real sad sap,
if only you had a clue.
Your a joke
a pure yoke
But you've got the
promise of an oak
Why don't you grow up,
just grow into a tree.
Maledificent candy applesMaledificent candy apples3 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
MALEFICENT CANDY APPLES
-3 Granny Smith Apples
-1 Apple Sticks (Link http://amzn.to/1u0NkVA)
-11 oz Caramel (http://amzn.to/1wAeEMH)
-1 Tbsp. Water
-5 Cups Rice Krispies (http://amzn.to/1yzyY5o)
-10 oz. Mini Marshmallows (http://amzn.to/1xP2BfQ)
-3 Tbsp. Butter
-1 Black Candy Melts (http://amzn.to/1trdarb)
-1 Green Candy Melts (http://amzn.to/1wAgkpx)
-1 Buttercream Icing (http://amzn.to/1yzAN2b)
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-1 Purple Sugar Sprinkles (http://amzn.to/1v8PG8Z)
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Boo PopcornBoo Popcorn3 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
BOO POPCORN BALLS
Boo Popcorn Balls|Halloween Cooking Recipe
-1 bag of kettle corn popcorn bag
-1, 1 pound bag of marshmallows
-Half of bag of white chocolate chips
-Black & pink food paint/icing
-Makes 12 balls of 3inch popcorn balls.
-In a large saucepan, add marshmallows and butter or margarine over low heat, be sure to keep stirring until ingredients are melted and smooth.
-Then pour over the popcorn while tossing gently to mix well. Let this combination of scrumptious ingredients cool five minutes. Butter your hands well to form 3 inch popcorn balls.
-Now for the yummiest part! Melt white chocolate chips in the microwave or in a pot and then dip the balls into the creamy, melted chocolate!
-Be sure to let the chocolate harden on the popcorn balls and then you can begin decorating by using decorating gel . Add the eyes and mouth like in the photo below. Now, let the festivities begin!
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KamikazeArbitrary attempts,Kamikaze8 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Of eradication fail.
You are the b
Of my existence!
I thought that I,
D of you.
So many methods,
to my M a d n e s s.
Fruit in a jar,
Juice in a bottle,
Ziplocs... a pleanty,
Or so it seemed.
What a joke.
You lash out your,
s upon me!
Boiling water and bleach,
go down the d
WhatWhat goes on in your head, really?What22 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
I find the lack of thought to be a thought itself
Wondering what is a thought, is just a thought merely
If a thought is a thought, well then thought we ought
If you thought about a thought don’t remember, it's still a thought
Brain CupcakesBrain Cupcakes3 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Prep time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins
Total time: 40 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy
For the cupcakes:
-125g (4½oz) soft margarine
-125g (4½oz) caster sugar
-2 large eggs
-125g (4½oz) self-raising flour
-1tsp vanilla essence
-1 tub creamy vanilla icing (available in large supermarkets)
For the decoration:
-1 tub of vanilla frosting
-Red and black food colouring
-Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF, gas mark 4). Cream the margarine and sugar together until light and fluffy, then beat in the eggs one at time, together with a tablespoon of flour. Add the vanilla essence and fold in the remaining flour.
-Line a bun tin with paper cases and half fill each case with the mixture. Bake in the oven for 20 mins. You can tell they are done when they have risen, are golden in colour and spring back into shape when pressed with your finger.
-Remove and cool on a wire rack.Add the icing sugar to a tub of ready-made vani
Marshmallow cereal shapesMarshmallow cereal shapes3 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Marshmellow cereal Shapes
-Half a tbsp butter or margarine
-110g white marshmallows
-90g Ricicles or Rice Krispies
-50g desiccated coconut
-Decoration (dried cranberries, currants or blueberries or Honey Loops for eyes and mouth)
-Melt the butter or margarine in a large saucepan over a low heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
-Add Rice Krispies or Ricicles and stir until well-coated.While the mixture is still warm, shape with wet or greased hands into any desired design (eg ghost) and roll or press coconut onto its surface.
-Attach decorations of choice using a little melted chocolate or prepared icing. If cut, most dried fruit will stick without needing to do this.
-To make flat ghost shapes, flatten mixture onto a greased 33 x 20cm swiss roll baking tray, lined with greaseproof paper, using a greased spatula (the quantity will fill half the tray). Depending on required size, cut mixture into squares or rectangles prior to