Dessert Under The Bridge!

"Arushi Ahuja"
Chocolate brownie and ice-cream she stole from Chokola! :)


She sat cross-legged, the empty platter in her hand,
All ready to dig in as soon as it lands.
Her mouth was watering, she was hungry,
She hadn't eaten for days,
She lived under the bridge next to the bays!
The dainty little fairy waited eagerly,


~ For the ice-cream and sizzling chocolate brownie ~


It smelled so good, so heavenly delicious,
Her mother Bought it from those bakers.
But she wondered why they were running after her,
a spatula in hand and cursing much louder!
But she ran with her mother the brownie in her hand,
And hid with her, still giggling, behind the pile of sand!!

This Puente is written for Laurie's prompt "Bridges" at The Poetry Jam!

 Me on the bridge over The Jog Falls in Karnataka (India).




[A poetic form, the Puente (which means bridge in Spanish), uses a one line "bridge" to connect the first and last stanzas.  Here's how it works, followed by my example.

- 3 stanzas
- Stanzas 1 & 3 contain different ideas, thoughts
- Stanzas 1 & 3 consist of the same number of lines (meter and/or rhyming up to poet)
- Stanza 2 connects meaning from first to last stanza
- Stanza 2 must be one line enclosed in tildes ( ~ ) 
- Stanza 2 is the last line of Stanza 1 and first line of Stanza 3]

25 comments:

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  2. I enjoyed your use of the form, Arushi. How different the perception of eating must be when lives are so contrasted! Very efficiently conveyed.

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    1. Thank u Gabriella ! Indeed we cannot even imagine what that icecream meant for that child!!

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  3. I think the little girl deserved her chocolate.. contrasts in life is big sometimes.

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    1. Oh! she so did!! im glad she got it too!! :)

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  4. i am glad her mother tried to provide for her...even under the circumstances...and perhaps it is best the child does not know what the parent must do to survive, you know....we do what we can...smiles.

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  5. a poignant write Arushi and great use of the form....

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  6. Yum! I love how the memories came sweeping back. You did a great job here... and welcome to Poetry Jam.

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    1. thank you Laurie for the interesting prompt!! :)

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  7. Ice cream and a brownie...what a treat!

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    1. haha... im much of a sweet tooth myself!! ;)

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  8. nice! all of innocence and a little adventure. Thanks for dropping by my blog

    much love...

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    1. pleasure all mine gillena .. loved reading your poem... happy writing to yyou!!

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  9. i like it and i cab taste that brownie, very nice,

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  10. I love that your poem ended on a happy note!!!

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  11. Your poem conveys so much in so few words. A whole story here and I too like the ending. Thank you for posting this.

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  12. so sweet! love this poem -- great bridge!

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  13. Nice attempt at the Puente Poem! Loved the concept! Nice photo of yours!

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So much time I spent writing this... Leave me here the words on your lips!!