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.
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