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A Crust of Bread and a Glass of Wine
by Robert Amoroso

Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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This poem is dedicated to by grandpa, who simply gave me beautiful memories of growing up with love…ti amo!






A Crust of Bread and a Glass of Wine

By Robert Amoroso


A crust of bread and a glass of wine,

reminds me fondly of another time.


A time recalled of tender care-from a

wrinkled brow and snow white hair.


Of long summer days, under a roof of vines

as grandpa sat with a glass of wine and spoke

of worlds he left behind telling tales and nursery



He would tend his garden everyday, as I would

romp around and play, behind the tomato plants

I’d hide, as grandpa looked for me inside.


Quiet as a mouse I’d try to be, as I quickly scampered

behind a tree, and grandpa pretended not to see.


In the “language of love” he spoke to me, as I

quickly learned by A, B, C’s.


And as the morning turned to noon, grandpa knew

that he would soon sit and rest under his grape filled

vines with a crust of bread and a glass of wine.


And mom would pack a lunch for me,

and I would sit upon his knee, and sip

his wine, and he’d pretend not to see.


Grandpa now is gone from me,

and I no longer hide behind the tree, but

when I sip a little wine, I travel back to that

place in time…to those warm summer days,

and a roof of vines and fondly recall

a crust of bread and a glass of wine.


Copyright 2009 Robert Amoroso











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Reviewed by John Domino 3/20/2010
Fantastic poem about your grandpa. My grandpa was and still is my mentor. I write about him from time to time but never often enogh.

God Bless,

John Michael Domino
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 3/28/2009
Great poem.I enjoy reading it,take care

Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 3/26/2009
OMG - This is STUNNING! I love, love, love this poem!
YOU bring me to where I have "always" wanted to be! Robert, I drive a School Bus and I see these grape vines in yards, and some are amazing! and I want and see myself, sitting with my favor. "Fetzer red wine and a sour dough bread/or Italian/bread is bread, it's comfort to me) lol - This poem brought that to me! and to think, you wrote of your Grandpa and his memories with you, as a SWEET YOUNG Lad, how adorable! YOu write with such an easy flow, this poem makes my heart want to TRACK/Follow your heartstrings/words! I hope you stop in my little wee corner and read my genre' of heartfelt writings too,and maybe STAY Longer...
I am so glad I gravitated to you, I can tell by your style, words, and writing that your heart is filled with passion, Words and passion are unending huh....

STay Positive! and I feel for the sadness I felt for you, missing your SWEET Grandpa! This poem had to be MADE/CREATED/Shared! and READ!
Much Blessings of Love, PEACE, and Bright Light, WArrior Purple Lady SHEExooo

WRITE ON!Psss...This is going in my library/docum. under Robert Am, so I can SMILE and re-read and feel BLESSED that a soul ( #2 souls) could be touched this deeply and not forgotten EVER)! I'm happy for you and I'm happy for your Grandfather too! (His spirit knows)
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 3/25/2009
Hi Robert, Your writing is very emotional. Felt like I was right there.. could picture all of this... It flowed very well, like a memory should. Thank you for sharing such a touching memory...

In Spirit,
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