Robert Kirkland Kernighan

(25 April 1854 – 3 November 1926 / Ontario)

She Takes The Cake - Poem by Robert Kirkland Kernighan

I know a maiden, shy and sweet,

With eyes of hazel, soft and merry ;
She keeps the nicest little store

And makes the best confectionery.
At evening as I homeward stroll,

Especially if it 's rather late,
I step inside to pass the time

And take a currant cake from Kate.

And, as I sit and nibble cake,

A pleasant mem'ry o'er me rushes :
W^hile she behind the counter stands,

Concealed in modest, maiden blushes.
I know right well I need n't fear

A rival in another man,
For well I know that Kitty thinks

That none the cake can take from Khan,

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 18, 2012

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