Flashback Friday Poetry: Buckle Down

mistake after mistake
i constantly make
before i lose face
changes must be made
losing all faith
sacrifice what i crave
though it seems strange
all must be changed

it’s time i find
my priority of time
focus my mind
and feelings inside
no more sublime
nothing undefined
lost in my pride
stuck in the stride

focus must come
i must be one
no more fun
for nothing is done
time to grow numb
to get things done
i’ve had my fun
serious time has begun

Early poetry from James. From the poetry collection Pariah Bound: The Lonesome Poetry.

Wacky Wednesday: June 24

This week’s Wacky Wednesday is a little light. We have a couple words as usual but only a couple holidays as well. Our first word is Edacious. An adjective meaning relating to or given to eating. One could say voracious or ravenous in its place. Our next word, Hoddy-Noddy, is a noun from long ago referring to a foolish person or a simpleton. The only holiday referring to food today is National Pralines Day. This day celebrates a confection made from nuts and sugar syrup. I could be wrong, but I think peanut brittle falls in that category.

And finally, we have National Parchment Day which falls on the last Wednesday of June every year. This is not in reference to paper for writing on, but the use of parchment in the kitchen. It helps infuse flavors and locks in moisture. Parchment is often used in traditional French cooking. Using parchment paper for cooking can also help reduce messes and cleanup when preparing meals. Search for recipes using parchment paper and try one at home today.