Your Cake

Mum and Dad gave you the cake-tin
unique, with no use-by date stamped
ingredients had to be collected
taken to pre-school, school followed
then encouraged to university
to reach the top shelf where
they thought you would be made
and blossom, at least be their flower
the mixture not quite right though
and with the oven just warming
your eggs had to be broken then added
a friend came to stir with you
good fruit turned before your eyes
new cake-tins popped out on the table
but always your mixture, your cake
and when taken from the oven
what will it taste like
and who will you give it to

© Richard Scutter 8 November 2006


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