The Loveliest WordsA simple phraseThese five words tell me your heartBringing me hopeMaking me safeMaking me equalMaking a home for meThis simple statementFive words say so muchThey tell me I am lovedThat I am protectedThat I am trustedThat I am wanted as I amThis simple actIt shows me so much who you areMy lover, my friendMy shield, my soft spotMy confidant, my secretMy weakness and my strengthThese five most lovely and loving wordsYou said them onceYou show them alwaysBringing me smilesAnd laughterAnd tears"I will wait for you."
DropPlummeting headlong to the earth,Wind whistling by,So fragile, So eager to break and break again,To be lost, devoured.I am a knife to the mountainsI am a blanket to the plainsI am a sweeping wall of deathI am life returned again to the landI am the rain.
Soaked ThroughSoft pellets splashingLike liquid glass, gently dancingMy arm around her waistHer hand against my backChest feeling another's pulseWith each rise, each fallBreath on breath, warm yet shiveringSpring's water cleansing winter's scarsI kissed a girl in the rain.
Willow To WaterIn the willow by the riverAn elf-lad comes a-courtingRiding regally uponAn enchanted golden leafSays he, "I have come hitherFor my heart, it has been stolenAnd you, my young elf-maidAre none other than the thief"Says she, "I am innocentI know not of this crimeBut if, indeed, I have your heartThen mayhap you have mine""For I have been afraid of loveFearing it would pass me byAs utterly unreachableAs the stars up in the sky"Says he, "My dear, you needn't fearFor love has come todayAnd if you will but wear my ring,My love will always stay""So what say you, my lovely?Will you be my elfin bride?If so, step upon my leafA
Apple Candy ToppingINGREDIENTS:3 c. sliced -OR- 2 c. diced tart apples¼ c. butter½ c. water½ c. cream1 c. sugar¾ c. brown sugar¾ c. oatmeal1 tsp. cinnamon1 tsp. nutmegMETHOD:Sauté the apples in the butter in a large skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 10-20 minutes, until desired thickness.USES:Not only does this make for a great ice cream topping, but you can also stuff it in omelettes or crepes, use it to sweeten up your kids' oatmeal, or use it as a turnover filling so that leftover pie crust doesn't go to waste. One friend of mine said she even cooked
Cocoa-Candied YamsIngredients:3 fresh yams, washed, peeled, & cut into 1-inch-thick chunks½ cup packed dark brown sugar¼ cup butter, cut into ½ inch pats1 tsp. vanilla½ tsp. nutmeg½ tsp. cinnamon3 dashes of salt1 tbsp. cocoa powder2 tbsp. powdered sugar (aka confectioner's sugar)Method:Put yams in a large saucepan and add just enough water to cover them. Simmer yams for 15-20 minutes, until fork tender.While the yams are simmering, in an 11" x 8" glass baking dish, evenly distribute the nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, & brown sugar, then add the butter & vanilla.Strain yams in colander and add to the baking dish. Place baking
Refreshing Sour CokeIngredients:2 parts Coca-Cola3 parts Schwepp's Lemon Sourice cubeslemon slice (optional)Method:In a tall glass, put the ice cubes in. Next, pour in the cola and Lemon Sour. Garnish with a lemon slice, sip, and enjoy.Notes: Having a palate that's extra-sensitive to the flavor of alcohol, there's no way for me to enjoy traditional mixed drinks, or even wine. This is one solution to the problem I run into at parties about what to drink. The lemon sour cuts the sweetness of the cola and brings out a surprising and fresh tartness that is absolutely fabulous on hot summer days. Plus, after you explain what's in it, you can order it from