Bread Pudding Love


Bread pudding has arrived in high-style

it’s the latest vogue fashion food.

Dressed in a coconut shell

covered with amaretto and white chocolate.

Six years into the new millennium

they line up in Atlanta for a taste.


Nobody had to tell my mama

how to make gourmet bread pudding.

She’s baked memories for over thirty years.

Stale bread with almost spoiled milk

dump in the last of the sugar tin.

Add some raisins and on fancy days

put in a peach or pieces of pineapple.


Open the door to my mama’s kitchen

to the smell of love coming from the oven.

Can’t wait to cut into the dense treat.

Almost burn my tongue sneaking a piece.

I have arrived into happiness.


by: Joyce Rose-Harris © 2006



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