Alofa Bread

Alofa Bread

A Poem by Richard Williams

Alofa Bread is back in town.


Alofa Bread rose out of bed

one cold and snowy morn,

put out the cat and noticed that

the flakes were made of corn.

She went outside and brushed aside

the cornflake fallen snow,

and when she did she almost slid

on white and sourdough.

She bent on down and looked around

and much to her surprise,

found little bowls of dinner rolls

with flat-bread on the rise.

She brushed more snow and found matzo

with whole wheat heels and rye;

then looking up she spied a cup

of bagels passing by.

She tossed a glance at nine croissants

beyond her Persian cat,

while in the weeds were poppy seeds

and slices of zwieback.

Alofa Bread, I've heard it said,

after taking up the grain,

mistook her chance with loaves in France,

then moved her buns to Spain.

 Best poem overall 

Jun 21, 2010

Poetry that Rhythms

© 2012 Richard Williams

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Hello, Richard! :)
Lovely cadence and rhyme, and a fun read. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 1 Year Ago

I laughed all the way through this and I'm thoroughly in love with it. This was excellent.

Posted 3 Years Ago

Nearly flawless execution. The best I've read all day.

The only line that sputtered a bit in my mind, almost blocking itself is ln. 22, 'after taking up the grain'.
I think the reason it stands out so much is because every other line is so exquisite with cadence and fluidity. Take it or leave it.

Well done, I'm thoroughly impressed!

Posted 4 Years Ago

LOVE that title to start with! OMG I LOVE the whole poem! This is hilarious and the rhyme is just amazing! The story is so cleverly penned using all those different types of bread and giving them life and her name is brilliant!
The last line had me in stitches!
This ROCKS!!

Posted 4 Years Ago

I LOVE THE HUMOR AND THE RYHME !!! Its fabulous! and really witty.
More power to ryhmes!!

Posted 5 Years Ago

Good fun poetry..ya gotta love it.....

Posted 7 Years Ago

great job, well done.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Wow. Very creative and so well written. Poetry at it's best. Thank you for sharing.

Posted 7 Years Ago

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Wow, this amazing!! So creative, one of the most creative pieces i have EVER read. Love it, 100/100!! :D

Posted 7 Years Ago

Because my curiosity is a vicious thing, in the line where you mentioned a 'Persian cat', were you referring to the pastry (called a Persian)? If not, then that's fine, but if so, then I'm impressed. A Persian is a icing covered doughy bun that was invented (and is a very popular treat) in North-Western Ontario ;P
Random facts ftw?
Anyway, I adored this. I love your rhyme scheme (I've used a similar one myself), with the flow of the words, and the imagery... the hunger-inducing imagery...
Fantastic :D

Posted 7 Years Ago

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16 Reviews
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Added on June 16, 2010
Last Updated on January 5, 2012
Tags: bread, cat, flakes, corn, snow, sourdough, rolls, flat-bread, matzo, whole_wheat, rye, bagels, croissants, zwieback, grain, France, Spain

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