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Lets Bake a Cake

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Lets Bake a Cake

I wanted to bake a cake
but found I had no flour
off to the miller I went
alas he said I have none

the farmer didn't bring
any wheat for me to mill
he asked me to go and see
why he had not been along

I went to see the farmer
but he was laid up in bed
he'd slipped of the ladder
now his back he'd strained

he asked if I could take
his wheat to the mill
so I loaded it in the cart
set off back to the mill

on the way a wheel fell off
so to the blacksmith I went
he said he'd soon be along
when he had shod the horse

soon he came and fixed the cart
once more off I set on my way
the sun shining, we bumped along
until at last at the mill we arrived

the miller was so grateful
all my flour I got for free
I set off for home ready to bake
that cake I had been dreaming of

I lit the oven so it would be hot
the ingredients I started to mix
I added all the dry stuff, alas
I had no eggs just an empty box

to hen coop I went to get some
found six beauties under the hen
she pecked me as I took them
giving a right squawk of disgust

back to the bowl where I added two
whipping the butter into the mixture
added some milk, then poured it out
filling the cake tin three quarters full

Into the oven I put my tin
leaving it to bake slowly
my tummy rumbling as it cooked
at last it was ready, I left it

on the windowsill to cool a bit
while I laid the table for tea
I went to get it to slice it up
alas that wretched hen got there first

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  1. Date: 10/13/2013 1:20:00 AM
    Shadow... CONGRATULATIONS:) on having your poem featured on the soups HOME PAGE. goodnight. <3 =LINDA=

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/14/2013 8:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Linda and Ty it is a fav of mine Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/10/2013 6:06:00 PM
    Ahhhh those paybacks....got a kick out of this one Shadow..I have 35 chickens.....:-) congratulations on being featured this week....

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/11/2013 2:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty Donna a bit of a saga lol . Glad you enjoyed it Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 5/30/2013 9:35:00 PM
    Hi Linda, wow! I can't believe I forgot to thank you for the nice and silly poem you entered in my contest. A late late late CONGRATULATIONS. Thank you for the smirks and smiles your poem gave me while reading it. Hope you can forgive me, it is not like me to stoop low and diss all who support me or my contest. Even if I get no response, everyone still matters, and I try my best... Love love LINDA...

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 5/31/2013 6:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Linda don't worry I know you have other things on your mind just very happy you enjoyed it and thought it worthy we all need smiles lol Linda x
  1. Date: 5/27/2013 1:51:00 PM
    Congrats on your win.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 5/31/2013 6:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Seosamh ty was very surprised Linda
  1. Date: 5/25/2013 1:19:00 PM
    Congratulation on your win. I praise you on your imagination. Warm Smiles, Connie

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 5/25/2013 3:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty Connie I am happy you enjoyed it Linda
  1. Date: 5/24/2013 11:30:00 PM
    Bad luck after bad luck! Sometimes it's just one of those days... such a well thought out story. I liked the ridiculous lengths you went to bake a simple cake (though I guess back in the olden days they didn't have Betty Crocker ready mix). Funny and unique!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 5/25/2013 4:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    tim hi it pretty much wrote itself things are easier today with packet mixes but they don't have the flavour. happy you liked it Linda
  1. Date: 5/24/2013 8:17:00 AM
    Way to go... Funny and cute! Congrats on your win. AO

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 5/24/2013 11:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    lol was in a playful mood when I wrote it ty so much much appreciated
  1. Date: 5/23/2013 7:19:00 PM
    Big heartfelt congrats on your fabulous win my dear friend! This is really great and funny! Thanks for sharing and the smiles! love/hugs, Leonora

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 5/23/2013 8:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    smiles are good ty so much glad it lightened your day and for your congrats Linda
  1. Date: 5/22/2013 7:24:00 PM
    nice story Linda...congrats

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 5/23/2013 4:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Joseph and ty very much
  1. Date: 5/22/2013 6:14:00 PM
    Wow, what a story!! Kudos Linda!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 5/22/2013 6:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty Craig glad you enjoyed it Linda
  1. Date: 5/19/2013 3:35:00 PM
    awe, glad you got to bake a cake after all...enjoyed~ Linda

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 5/22/2013 2:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    lol just some fun I don't often do humour ty dear friend