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Homemade things are sometimes best,
But often they are not.
Knowing when to hit the stores
Keeps moods from getting hot.

Want to bake a cake? You heed
Directions to the letter;
But like as not, the bakery
Has cakes that taste much better.

Stir a pot of sauce for hours,
Like the cook you are.
Don’t be shocked when it’s as good
As what comes in a jar.

I tried my best today to make
A costume for a play,
My knickers getting in a knot
As hours ticked away.

So now I’ll head to shops set up
In time for Halloween;
I’ll find the perfect costume
For a paltry wad of green.

It won’t be as creative,
Where I’d wallow in my vanity,
But I’ll get great results
And also maybe keep my sanity!

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  1. Date: 11/1/2012 10:03:00 AM
    But you can't buy love. That's baked into a cake. Or knitting someone that you love a beautiful warm sweater. And as for time, that's best for rhyme. And no one does it better.

  1. Date: 10/26/2012 8:05:00 AM
    you are my kind of gal.

  1. Date: 10/22/2012 12:07:00 PM
    Ilene, I think that you can make the most .... Baking, hand work, make good food, beautiful writing poetry, sewing, gardening ...... And homemade is mostly best!! oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 10/22/2012 11:05:00 AM
    Oh so true sometimes, hours on end to be told its not as good as a jar or something from a shop is so disheartening, but it is so much better made with love in my humble xx