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Midnight Madness

Midnight Madness (Ah! Earth Hour,2012)


All this low tech by candle light
Doesn't do much for my eyesight,
But, pulled the breaker at midnight
Having set up picnic delights.
Marshmellows, grahams, choc'late--Right!
Roasting them o're candle's light.
Toasty charred outsides black as night
Inside sticky sweet 'mellow--Bite!
Ummmm! Another...the flame in sight
Whoa! It's on fire! Whooosh! Now--Bite!
Bag is half-empty...gr'ams wrapped tight...
Flame still burns another one--Bite!
Guess I'll try fix the next one right.
Melting choc'late, 'mellow, gr'ams--Bite!
Ummmm! It's squishing through...my tongue fights
To catch each drop of choc'late mite!
Oh!No! An empty bag! What fright!
Yet, that's not all...It's near daylight!
Not just one Hour for Earth's plight,
But five were spent in my requite.
Warm and fed...it was fun in spite
Of low tech!...Maybe...more tonight?

~by deborah burch
4/26/2012

"Please try to go Beyond Earth Hour":
There are many ways to conserve without really giving up anything...
Share marshmellows over a candle for an hour on a weekend night with your children or 
grandchildren--
Flip the breaker for an Hour--each week and create memories while helping conserve...
Be creative...Make life fun!!

*For Nikko's contest: "Beyond Earth Hour..."




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  1. Date: 5/13/2012 5:13:00 PM
    Great creative work..Enjoyed reading your winning work..Congrats on your win and idea for conserving the earth...Sara

  1. Date: 5/11/2012 7:05:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in Nikko's "Beyond Earth Hour" contest Deborah. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/11/2012 3:36:00 AM
    aye aye Cap'n Deb congrats on another great win..David

  1. Date: 4/27/2012 9:18:00 PM
    Fantastic idea! Im going to try it! A yummy poem, Deborah! : ) Ruben.

  1. Date: 4/26/2012 2:14:00 PM
    enjoyed this write Deb...now I'm hungry....always...Joseph

  1. Date: 4/26/2012 1:54:00 PM
    Deb, some of our best times come when the power goes off. Yes, I love the marshmallows and smores, but keep thinking your bag is half full! Awesome monorhyme -- one of my favorite forms -- and you did it with such flair. Winning wishes for you! Love, carolyn

  1. Date: 4/26/2012 11:32:00 AM
    Deborah this is a poem to be proud of, so creative you are. - Have a lovely day to you. - Wish you luck in contest! - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 4/26/2012 10:23:00 AM
    What a delightful poem... It inspires me to try to write a 'monorhyme'! By the way, thanks for your comments on 'gypsy eyes'... "aqua/green" sounds 'gypsy, that's for sure. I think I'll try to do something with eyes, blue&green mixed .... but it sonds kinda hard... Terry

  1. Date: 4/26/2012 10:13:00 AM
    hey Deb, Nikko will love it, glad you liked my poem, how do you fancy a trip to the circus in my contest? ..David

  1. Date: 4/26/2012 10:02:00 AM
    Smile ˜ Id need a bottle of pepto after all those mellows my dear ˜ Mmm but how sweet the taste while going down ˜ Smile, great message baby girl ˜ Love always, John!:) ˜

  1. Date: 4/26/2012 9:49:00 AM
    so interesting this is Deborah, enjoyed ther poem, and the message. harry. good luck.