A Royal Fare


In celebration of Nat’l Rice Pudding Day

I made the rice pudding
Sweet, creamy,
Raisins and cinnamon
I read the history
And each mouthful
Took me back
To a time I never realized
I was a pauper
Being fed
As a queen
I wonder
Would it have made a difference?

I still have my head…


dVersepoetspub.com prompt is to write a poem about one of the celebrated “national” days. August 9 is National hand holding day, World’s indigenous peoples day, book lovers day, rice pudding day, and National Polka day.
Since I love rice pudding, hate the stuff in the store and have been wanting to make it now for some time, I finally found a reason and some motivation.
Seems it goes back to the Tudor Era with King Henry.


About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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8 Responses to A Royal Fare

  1. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice lines: “And each mouthful
    Took me back
    To a time I never realized” There is a history behind the food we eat.


  2. V.J. Knutson says:

    I don’t know the history, so thanks for sharing. Love the last line.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. mhmp77 says:


    I wonder
    Would it have made a difference?
    I still have my head…

    Food can count to be an equalizer. Rich or poor but rich food can be a risk. It may result in untold misery if it contributes to certain afflictions



  4. rothpoetry says:

    Nice Mary. I am still glad you have your head as well!


  5. sanaarizvi says:

    Lovely!! ❤❤


  6. lillian says:

    Oh I LOVE this!!!! And you actually made rice pudding and took a picture of it?
    Love how you’ve written this as we are right there with you….tasting it, reading, and pondering. Did not know it’s history and you’ve shared it here in such a delicious way 🙂 And love the twist with the last line!
    So glad you really jumped into the prompt!!! 🙂


  7. We were on the same wavelength with this one, Mary!


  8. I love the thought of food taking you down memorylane….


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