To the Love of My Life

Life is candylicious with you.
My Hubba Bubba, my Mr. Goodbar.
My Swedish Fish, my Lifesaver.
My Starburst when darkness falls.

You bring a Bit O Honey
to every single moment we share.
Everyday with you is a Payday,
rich in laughter and love.

Written for dVerse, the virtual pub for poets around the globe. Today Mish is hosting Quadrille Monday and asks us to use the word “candy” or a form of the word in our poem of exactly 44 words, sans title. Do you recognize the candy names in my poem? Hubba Bubba, Mr. Goodbar, Swedish Fish, Lifesavers, Starburst, Bit O Honey, and Payday. Had fun with this one! Photo is from this past June: me and my Hubba Bubba!

24 thoughts on “To the Love of My Life

  1. sarahsouthwest December 12, 2022 / 4:05 pm

    Delightful! I hardly recognised any of your fancy American candies, though…


  2. Mish December 12, 2022 / 4:29 pm

    Aww I loved the way you worked in those sweets! Beautiful photo as well. It’s so interesting to see the difference between American, Canadian and European candy. My husband’s family have enjoyed some of ours – Aero bars, Coffee Crisp, Smarties, Caramilk, Macintosh’s Taffy….and a few more. We don’t have Payday, Mr.Goodbar or Bit o Honey. It’s fun to try some of them when across the border.


  3. msjadeli December 12, 2022 / 4:38 pm

    Clever use of the prompt, Lillian. Perfectly sweet!


  4. dorahak December 12, 2022 / 5:10 pm

    I’m in love with love, this is so full of cuteness. My question is: have you ever called him Hubba Bubba to his face? Just askin’!!! 🤣


  5. Ron. December 12, 2022 / 5:34 pm

    Oh, phenomenal inclusions, Lillian! I read this out loud to My Beloved Sandra and she “Awwwww”d as much as I did. Thank you.


  6. Ali Grimshaw December 12, 2022 / 8:08 pm

    What wonderful love. Great use of all those candy names. You could probably get 100 Grand for this poem.


  7. Rob Kistner December 12, 2022 / 8:45 pm

    Wonderful Lil — a trip through the candy store of love… 🙂👍🏼✌🏼🕊🖖🏼


  8. rothpoetry December 12, 2022 / 9:05 pm

    I love what you have done with this one. He really must be your sweet Sugar Daddy!


  9. adda December 12, 2022 / 10:52 pm

    Love it and I think you kind of like the guy. 🙂


  10. paeansunplugged December 13, 2022 / 12:57 am

    You made me go “awww” with this one, Lillian! Incredibly sweet.


  11. kim881 December 13, 2022 / 5:03 am

    Sorry to say the only sweet name I recognise is Starburst, Lill, but what I do recognise is the sweetness of your marriage. You’re so lucky to have every day ‘rich in laughter and love’.


  12. Raivenne December 13, 2022 / 9:27 am

    Awww, this was darling. A loving, and yes sweet, take on the prompt. You are rich indeed!


  13. Kenji December 13, 2022 / 9:44 am

    Oh, what a sweet photo of you two!!!


  14. Gillena Cox December 15, 2022 / 6:46 am

    OMG this is so beautiful!!!



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