Because of the Pudding: A Tragic Love Story

A Poem By KatieSara // 8/3/2010

**I and some of my friends were challenged to write a poem and the only rule was that it had to involve pudding. I present to you a tragic story of love never fulfilled...make sure you have some tissues handy.**


'Twas April, and love
With the flowers was blooming.
And so in the cool evening air of spring,
He fell to his knees and offered a ring
With nary a thought of the pudding.

"Marry, me darling!"
He clasped her hand to his heart.
But she turned from him, that maiden fair
And through the curtain of her hair
Said, "I can not...because of the pudding."

"The pudding?!" cried he
And let go of her hand in astonishment.
So with a tear in her lovely eye,
She explained to him the reason why
They could not wed because of the pudding.

"Thou hast made it clear
That thou never didst care for it.
I love the pudding, canst thou not see?
We never could be happy, we three
For thou dost not like pudding."

"Must thou break my heart so?"
He implored, so pitifully.
"I tried to like pudding, for thy sake, I did!
It did not agree with me and made me quite sick.
Dost thou remember how ill I was, because of the pudding?"

"I do remember, love!
And it doth break my heart too,
For though 'tis true it maketh thee sick, lo!
A thousand such suitors may come and go,
But my first loyalty is still to the pudding."

"I cannot live without thee!"
He cried, and she cried also.
Hearts torn, they went their melancholy ways.
She heard of his death the very next day.
'Twas by his own hand; he'd taken two helpings of pudding.

Inconsolable, the maid
Despaired, and nevermore was joyful.
Though she lived long, she never was wed.
Every night, silent tears she did shed,
And she lost all her love for the pudding.


Oh did I Cry!

Oh did I cry!  but of laughter! thou' make my heart sing in merryment! Good job!

Kassady | Tue, 08/03/2010

"Here's looking at you, Kid"
Write On!

Such a beautiful tragedy.

Such a beautiful tragedy. *sniffs* *can't hold it in any longer and bursts out laughing* That was FANTASTIC. Wonderful poem.

Leandra | Tue, 08/03/2010

Oh have no idea how

Oh have no idea how much I needed that laugh today. Thank you so much! LOL

LoriAnn | Tue, 08/03/2010

So funny!

Wow! That was so funny and well thought out. I loved it!!

Madeline | Tue, 08/03/2010


Wow, this was hilarious--in a morbid sort of way : P

Actually, it sounds quite like the sort of thing that Miss Anne Shirely of Green Gables would have written when she was young, and then she and Diana would have acted it out and cried themselves silly over it!  So well done.  I really enjoyed it!

Mary | Tue, 08/03/2010

Brother: Your character should drive a motorcycle.
Me: He can't. He's in the wilderness.
Brother: Then make it a four-wheel-drive motorcycle!

Thanks y'all! :-D I had a lot

Thanks y'all! :-D I had a lot of fun writing it lol.
LoriAnn: Happy to oblige. :)

KatieSara | Wed, 08/04/2010


"Are all humans like this? So much bigger on the inside?"

Ditto Mary

I agree with Mary--Anne and Diana would have totally done something like this.

Julie | Wed, 08/04/2010

Formerly Kestrel

LOL! I'm going to have this

LOL! I'm going to have this stuck in my head all day!

Heather | Thu, 08/05/2010

And now our hearts will beat in time/You say I am yours and you are mine...
Michelle Tumes, "There Goes My Love"

I was practically falling off

I was practically falling off my chair! That was amazing.

E | Fri, 08/06/2010

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

Mavelous darling!

It was perfectly beautiful! I love it! Poor fellow died of pudding. Oh GOODNESS! It's just like the mouse in the Anne movies. Ah hahaha. Fun stuff. Love LOVE LOVE it!!!

Ariel | Sat, 08/07/2010

"To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be that have tried it." -- Herman Melville

*bows with a flourish* XD

*bows with a flourish* XD

KatieSara | Sat, 08/07/2010


"Are all humans like this? So much bigger on the inside?"


You already know what I think of this poem. It's so good I'm ashamed to post my puny poetry after it! You rock Katie-la!

kit-kat | Mon, 08/09/2010

Hahaaaaaaa ...this was great.

Hahaaaaaaa ...this was great. X)

Tahlia Grant | Wed, 08/11/2010

So tragic... our pudding

So tragic... our pudding romances just didn't quite work out, did they Katie? :(

paperpoet | Mon, 08/16/2010

Too true. :( Delicious though

Too true. :( Delicious though it is, pudding just doesn't seem to be designed for happy endings.

KatieSara | Mon, 08/16/2010


"Are all humans like this? So much bigger on the inside?"

Your invited to Apricot Tarts

 Dear KatieSara,

Your invited to

Write on!



P.S. please invite as many APer's as you can!

P.P.S. Its not exactly Apricot Cake  but I hope you join!

Kassady | Mon, 10/18/2010

"Here's looking at you, Kid"
Write On!


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