A Hole in the Middle

Enjoy something sweet on Big Sky Buckeye and hopefully share a laugh with me!  Due to his crusade against sugar (and successfully keeping his blood sugar under control), he cannot even remember the last time that such a treat touched his lips.  


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Simple, yet decadent pleasures they are

Being quite easy to locate from your car

Driving down the road each day

Now you wonder what it is, I say

The coffee’s on and ready to go

Include a doughnut for the road

Missing doughnuts for so many weeks

Passing them up is never for the meek

Call them “donuts”, many Americans say

For me, I prefer “doughnuts” to this day

My doctor instructs me, “No sugar for you!”

Now my doughnut days are sadly through 

However, doughnut temptation sings a song

If I reach for one, there is a deafening gong!

Sorry mister, there will never be doughnuts for you

So I continue down the road, singin’ the sad blues

Who made the doughnut hole in the middle?

Now that has always been quite the riddle

Waking up in the middle of a lonesome night

Dreaming of doughnuts makes a sugary sight

While some folks are addicted to Krispy Kreme

My doughnut tastes envision a different theme

Boston Cream, Long John, and Jelly

All sound delicious to my hungry belly

Old-fashioned, Sour Cream, and Glazed

Why can’t I enjoy a simple one today?

Now in my car and hungrily driving at midnight

The Jolly Pirate Donut shop stays open all night

I pull into the empty parking lot with sad surprise

The sign reads, “Closed tonight”—alas no prize!

This poem could continue on and on and on for sure

Does anyone have a doughnut to share with this sir?


Here’s a final footnote:

In the classic film of “It Happened One Night”

Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert are a fright

Gable, the newspaper man, enlightens

Colbert, the heiress, never frightens

As they travel the back roads and stop

For a cup of hot coffee at a tiny shop

. . . with doughnuts for dunkin’


In case you missed some past sweet posts, here are some links to take you back for more.  Enjoy!

30 thoughts on “A Hole in the Middle

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  2. With Celiac Disease, I too have to watch my blood sugar. My wife makes tasty little gluten free doughnuts that are low in sugar. They are also egg, soy, and dairy free. I have not been out to eat in 7 years and I had to give up all the food I loved. I used to love coffee and doughnuts. Can’t have coffee anymore and definitely cannot eat an icing glazed wheat flour based doughnut. If I was miraculously healed (which God could do) and I could eat whatever I wanted to again, a coffee and doughnut shop would be on the list. The top of the list would be a big cheeseburger, fries, and a chocolate shake! I also miss Mexican food with cheese and green chile. Alas, I will be having brown rice noodles and black olives for lunch. 🙂 God bless!

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  3. So we have something in common—no “process” sugar for me either—I use to love the Boston Cream filled doughnuts–perhaps two at a time. It’s hard to get away from sugar, so I’ve found other ways to sweeten stuff. I just made some really good cookies a few days ago and I sweetened them with molasses. At least it’s sugar in a rawer form. I also put molasses in my smoothies.

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      • I grew up having a sweet tooth, not any more—also because of health issues. I use to love chocolates and all kinds of sweets, now I will just watch the others while they indulge….they now make me absolutely sick. So I’m no longer even tempted .

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  4. Oh man, I feel your pain! Nothing like a tasty donut with coffee. I also have cut way back but sneak one in now and then. Figure if I only eat the top off, the rest can go.

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  6. Oh, I am glad I found this one! 🙂 Great poem! Sugar is not good for any of us. Doughnuts are a very special treat! My grandmother made them homemade for me when I was little. We ate them straight out of the oven, pressed in more sugar!!!! I too, try to avoid such things now. Still, this brought back a happy memory! Thank you!

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