UPSIDE DOWN CAKE

Choonara

I am going to make

An upside down cake

I know I’ll need some flour,

But I am going to wait

At least half an hour

Before I begin to bake.

 

I’ll need some fat

And eggs, and water,

Sugar in an upside down bowl

And mix all of that.

 

Before I can really begin

I’ll need an upside down tin,

And an upside down oven

To fit everything in.

 

I know, you will say

I will have to stand on my head

To eat an upside down cake.

But I have though of that:

I will choke and be dead.

 

So I will change my mind

And bake instead

A sideways cake

And eat it

Sideways in bed.

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Chimdi Maduagwu, PhD
Executive Director
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AFRICA
Dr. Bode Osanyin
Chairman, Department of Creative Arts
University of Lagos
Department of Creative Arts
Akoka, Yaba
Lagos, Nigeria
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