Cakes Got a Beef

When a student is on the verge
of surpassing the teacher,
there always comes a flashpoint of conflict
Giving way to superior intellect
	is a difficult thing to concede
The elder acquiescing to the younger 
		 is a most vexing deed 
Thus was the case with the Baby
and her mentor, Miss Queen Eleanor
Her parents didn’t call her Baby,
they called her Infant Eyes ...
because she was so young to be so wise
But, Miss Eleanor called her Cakes,
because she was the baby of the Queen’s Mensa brood:
	A smart, brainiac crew
that reeked havoc on all educational protocols,
		old and new
And their leader was Cakes — 
the alpha that stirred this cerebral beta stew
But when Cakes started to spread her mental wings,
she got into a major beef with the Queen
Cakes theorized a mathematical shortcut 
		through the temporal flux algorithm prime;
espousing a new law of quantum thermodynamics,
that would allow humans to transverse space in half the time
The Queen knew she was cornered into a checkmate,
and in the final analysis Cakes would win
	But she fought long and hard, skin for skin
	Making sure the new theory would hold up,
withstand all challenges in the end
Thereby forcing Cakes to acknowledge her as a worthy adversary
		and mentor
Now Cakes, like all great pioneers before —  
once creatively unbound,
are intellectually free to explore

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 7/12/2017 9:27:00 AM
Excellent and profound. You have that unique skill of beating the peak. This is a wonderful stuff, always beating our expectation. Can wait to jump to your next page.
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Date: 7/11/2017 9:41:00 PM
A very astute poem my friend. It’s when the clever student surpasses the teacher’s knowledge then success can be proudly claimed. If the student does not surpass the teacher the teacher has failed. But there comes a point also when the teacher cannot let the student get too 'big for their boots', or ego creeps in....Maria
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Date: 7/11/2017 3:48:00 PM
This reminded me of my son who now usually whips me in Words With Friends. I jokingly tell him a lot that I never should've homeschooled him. Nice one, Freddie! :-)
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Date: 7/11/2017 12:40:00 PM
Nice poem highlighting the excellence of creative spirit ... Read with interest ...
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Date: 7/11/2017 11:37:00 AM
Very cool, a creative in depth story that really brings your characters to life my friend. What a blast to read.
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