The Thing About Cakes 


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The thought of a cake is enough;

To whet anyone’s appetite;

From the feel of the icing on the fingers;

To the sensations aroused;

When the teeth bites into it;

And the tongue savors;

The rich flavors of the cake;

 

Every ingredient serves a purpose;

And not all are necessarily sweet;

But when they are expertly combined;

They produce a tasty cake;

Take one out completely;

Or mix them disproportionately;

And you have a culinary disaster;

To make a perfect cake;

Attention to detail is non-negotiable;

One is only rewarded with a beautiful cake;

When great effort is taken to make it.

 

Some are attracted to the icing;

Because of the bright colors;

And how it satisfies the cravings;

Of the sweet tooth;

How smooth it feels on the finger;

And how delightful it tastes in the mouth;

But as sweet as it may taste;

It is not part of the cake;

Only a topping.

A little taste here;

A little swipe there;

And it’s all gone;

Yet the cake remains.

 

For the cake to have a longer shelf life, 

And to bring out the flavor;

A little liquor may be added;

It might not taste sweet on its own;

But it does help sweeten the cake;

 

I believe the wedding cake;

Is an epitome of marital life;

Where the icing stands for;

The bliss and sweetness;

Of new found love;

As much as it is enjoyed;

That feeling fades with time;

And the reality of life;

Is stripped bare;

For the couple to face.

 

Challenges which are sour in nature;

Are inevitable;

And yet when they are conquered;

They make the bond even stronger;

Just as the liquor preserves;

And flavors the cake;

So do challenges;

One can only tell how strong a bond is;

By how much it has been able to endure;

 

But most people only want to enjoy the icing of bliss;

And run out the exit door;

When the liquor of hard times come knocking;

Forgetting that it’s not the icing that preserves the cake;

But the liquor;

The icing will melt away under the pressure;

But it’s the liquor which makes the cake last long;

 

As a couple cuts through the cake;

I wish they will have this scenario in mind;

And prepare for what is ahead;

And as they feed each other with the cake;

They should always remember;

They are one now;

They are in it together;

They can only go the whole nine yards;

If they stick together;

And work it out come rain or shine.

 

A cake is more than food for the body;

It’s a lesson to learn for those who eat it.

 

© Josephine Amoako 2016

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Hmmm….very insightful.

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  2. First things first…. The picture of the cake literally popped up on my screen it made my tongue stimulant….
    *Joseyphina, i want cake… Insightful read here..

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Yeah, I want cake too! Thanks, Cynthia 😁

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  3. Well i saw this and now i want cake too. Thats some good cake up there lol
    Like your post 🙂

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Yeah, looks very yummy 😅. Thanks for reading

      Liked by 1 person

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