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Mamma Anna made the best Babba' al Rhum,
you should have seen me how it made me slightly drunk;
and jumping and screaming I danced to the beats of a drum...
then grandma joined in and she sang a classical song!

And the sweet cream was on my lips and cheeks, 
the Babba' al Rhum was delicious and I topped it with chocolate;
everybody began shouting, "It came from Paris,
but we Neapolitans reinvented it by improving its shape and taste!"

Mamma Anna made the best Babba' al Rhum, soaking it in that liqueur much longer;
and Papa' always told me to eat more of it...saying with a suppressing laughter,
"It's a man's dessert, after you eat it, you'll be strong!"
Oh, did he really tell me the truth? No, he was wrong!

It's so very sad that they aren't here,
and I am eating pretzels and drink a beer,
the harmony that stirred their passion can't possibly return...
as they danced on the terrace to celebrate the day I was born!

Mamma Anna knew how to make the best Babba' al Rhum,
and I licked the dripping rum with my finger...not my tongue!
She spoke calmly...when she should have gotten mad and picked up a broom;
no, she was never mean and rude, or ever said to me, " Go to your room!"

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010

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Date: 6/12/2013 9:18:00 PM
Andrew, congrats on your win with this nostalgic write! Love, Kim
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Date: 6/10/2013 1:57:00 PM
Andrew........your poem is very sweet........... congrats!!! SKAT
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Date: 4/1/2010 11:53:00 AM
Sounds like fun !! What are the ingredients? Have a wonderful weekend, Andrew!!
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Date: 3/31/2010 4:00:00 PM
LOVE IT, Andrew. Is it for the contest? BTW, I put the results of the numerology blogging up the other day in case you wanted to see who shares your numbers with you. LUv, andrea
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Date: 3/31/2010 3:09:00 PM
Andrew, a great rhyme. Escuse me, gotta read it one more time. Best Wishes Always, Bill (Soup Mail)
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Date: 3/30/2010 4:36:00 PM
What a wonderful memory, and sounds so wonderful, dripping with rum! Good luck in the contest, Andrew! ~ Carrie
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Date: 3/30/2010 10:52:00 AM
Enjoyed reading your poetry today Andrew. I wish you the best always in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Hoping you have a wonderful week filled with inspiration. Love, Carol
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Date: 3/29/2010 11:25:00 PM
Mamma Anna! she sounds so cool! :D hope you didn't make to much a fool of your self that it turned into a bad memory XD, but seriously pretzels and beer o.0 too many carbs man! you gotta watch yourself w/e age you are >.> we do tend to feel lonely when remember the good times with family huh? had fun reading your great poem c:
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Date: 3/29/2010 11:25:00 PM
Lovely fun poem,enjoyed reading Babba'al rhum..this tastes yummy.. going to my favs..Charma
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