Rajesh Thankappan

Gold Star - 4,884 Points (Guwahati)

A Plum Cake - Poem by Rajesh Thankappan

I took all the ingredients that it takes
To bake a plump plum cake -
Refined flour and baking powder
Raisins soft and walnuts chopped,
Added butter to make the batter
Mixed sugar with excitement and vigor
Broke a few eggs in my quest
Not to forget about vanilla essence and lemon zest.

The batter now ready went into the oven
I waited outside and peeped into it often
When the time was up, I took it out
And in deep disappointment gave out a shout
For the cake had failed to rise up to the occasion
I admit I felt defeated in my mission.

Yet the cake taught me a life’s simple lesson
And so despite my failure I rejoice for this lone reason,
That the right ingredients alone need not guarantee success
On right methodologies we should our attention focus.


Comments about A Plum Cake by Rajesh Thankappan

  • Gold Star - 8,734 Points Geetha Jayakumar (1/25/2014 9:32:00 AM)

    Beautiful message right methodologies and focussed attention is a must for any success. I hope the Plum Cake is ready to be served to the readers...Thank you for sharing with us. Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 20, 2014

Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 21, 2014


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