Boston Cream

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille #97 – Filling The Page
(posted by whimsygizmo)
“This week, I’d like you to find some poetic fun with the word fill.
What will you fill your page with? Some fulfilling verse? A stable of frolicking fillies? Fill a bucket. Fill a hole. Get your fill, or fill your soul. Take us on a trip to the dentist to get a filling. We’ll even let you get away with fillet, if the words are delicious enough.”


I’m so full, could not
possibly eat another
bite, she says reaching
for the last Boston cream–
filled donut.

You know, dear, those
donuts are extremely rich.
You know what cream
does to your stomach.

No, Mom, but I’m sure
you will tell me.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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20 Responses to Boston Cream

  1. rothpoetry says:

    I love it! How many times I have heard that statement in various forms. Guilty pleasures are a necessary part of life! Well done!

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  2. whimsygizmo says:

    Ah, yes. Filled with regret before even beginning. I know this feeling well. 😉

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  3. My favorite donut!

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  4. This surely filled my stomach 🙂

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  5. hank77 says:


    Not easy to dissuade a little girl from her favorite fill. Good shot Sara!



  6. Yvonne Osborne says:

    Mother always knows best. Especially when we grow up!


  7. I think someone is about to find out the consequences of gluttony


  8. Truedessa says:

    Now, for some reason I yearn for a doughnut. I haven’t had one in so long.


  9. Frank Hubeny says:

    It has been many years since I ate one of those, but as I recall they were tasty.

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  10. Grace says:

    Good thing I don’t buy these treats anymore. The regrets are real, smiles.


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