The mob chants death threats
Marches to government’s seat
Attacks, plunders, and destroys
That which we hold dear
Anarchy the rule
Might makes right the tyrant says
Sedition turns to treason
This is the eleventh prompt – Write a Joseph’s Star poem or write an acrostic decima with the words: super, technicolor, coat, stars. I decided to write the Joseph’s Star, a poetry form created by Christina Jussaume in memory of her father. The poem has stanzas of 7 lines (no limit to the number of stanzas) with no rhyme, and no topic restrictions. Each stanza has a strict syllable count of 1/3/5/7/7/5/1, center aligned, and each stanza should be a complete statement.
I was cleaning up my files and realized I’d downloaded video from most of the Jan. 6 Hearings. In anticipation of the last (perhaps) televised session, I did something very foolish. I sat there for 9 hours and watched the videos. I’m not sure that was good for my mental well-being. The Jan. 6th Commission presented their findings and I don’t see in the public a willingness to change opinions. If anything, those who felt the need to try to overthrow our democracy are more entrenched in their beliefs. I don’t know what this means for the future. But I’ve seen the way some countries react to a change in administrations (violent riots, attempted coups, assassinations) and I’m afraid for our democracy. I’m afraid for the world. I’m afraid.
It is also near the end of September and I realized I hadn’t posted my recipe for this month. Well, I decided to make another decadent dessert but one that Sparky would (hopefully) like better. I went with Black Forest Cake:
1 can cherry pie filling
1 box chocolate cake mix
Mix all ingredients together (please for the love of cherries DO NOT use an electric mixer – just use a mixing spoon).
Grease and flour a 9″x13″ baking pan. Pour the cake mixture into the baking pan. Bake for 60 min. at 350F. It is done when the center springs back with slight pressure.
Allow to cool and then sprinkle the top with powdered sugar. There is no need to apply frosting to this cake but I suppose if you are intent on doing so either a chocolate or cherry frosting would be best. Sparky really liked it as did his mother and his Aunt Pat (who was visiting). They liked it so much that both my MIL and her sister asked for the recipe!!