The iced metaphor cake

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The iced metaphor cake


Our whole life is like poetry

Written on a cake

Like icing sugar layered

Over everything you make


Multi-coloured, chocolate

Vanilla, rainbow layered cake

Unicorns and dragons

Seeped in alcohol mistakes


A fruity cake, a nut cake

With dates some bittersweet

Gorgeous and so tasty

Some awful when you eat


The icing is a mask

That hides the cake within

You can’t tell what it tastes like

Until you slice right in


It could be round and high

Or square and rather flat

Until one  has a slice

Its looks are simply that


Never judge a cake

By its colour or its size,

Its what’s on the inside

That the icing hides



A rainbow and a unicorn

On children’s cakes look nice

But remember this sun is not real

It’s merely literally cold as ice


No love or emotion

Can that cake portray

Whatever is the number

Iced on the top displays


Iced congratulations

Upon a wedding cake

Are completely meaningless

When your lover you forsake


Regardless of colour

Or the ingredients baked within

We can’t mistake the taste

When True Love is baked within


The icing sets the tone

Calling out to “Take a bite.”

But underneath the surface

It’s the cake that must be right


So right ingredients are paramount

Like poetry upon a page

It’s not just words slung together

Its how they are arranged



“You can’t ice a turd.”

A poet said this week

Oh! Yes, you can!


It’s when we read it that we freak.


I disliked liked the taste of that

Each slice/verse tastes the same

Because without the icing

Only shit remains.




Note: No poets were offended during the making of this cake.

#metaphoragealcohol/drug/sex abusecolourcreedgender/sexualityracesize

◄ The mask is comming off!

The chart of the moment! ►


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Sat 8th Aug 2020 21:24

You can’t ice a turd...oh yes you can!!

Haha! I love it.

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Paul Sayer

Fri 7th Aug 2020 06:22

Hello Chloé

Thank you for your kind comment.
I need to see your smile today.


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Chloé Mballa

Fri 7th Aug 2020 03:05

I really like this ❤️Good metaphor

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Paul Sayer

Sun 2nd Aug 2020 20:30

🍰 here you go. Do you want cream on that?

Chat later

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Paul Sayer

Sun 2nd Aug 2020 15:51

Hi Leon

I will just nibble um out before I give you a slice

Here you go.🍰

Enjoy Yummy!

Thanks, for the like mate.

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Sun 2nd Aug 2020 15:08

Put me down for a slice Po-as long as there are no nuts in it-😉


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Paul Sayer

Sun 2nd Aug 2020 10:14

J.C. 🤣 loved your wit.

if wit was shit I'd be constipated.

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julie callaghan

Sun 2nd Aug 2020 10:10

Freshly baked cake
Freshly written words
Who knew there was joy
In a freshly iced turd?

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Paul Sayer

Sun 2nd Aug 2020 10:06

Hi P. 🍰 Have a slice.

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Paul Sayer

Sun 2nd Aug 2020 10:04

Hi Bluesky. Your VR birthday cake to me last week (a huge thank you btw.) is what inspired me to make this tasty little poem.

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Paul Sayer

Sun 2nd Aug 2020 09:57

Hello girls

What a real culinary delight seeing you both.

Thank you for having a slice. I am so pleased you enjoyed it.

The phrase was 'polish', and of course, you can't do that.

I am waiting for the spelling police to come knocking...

I used the 'date' on purpose alluding to moments throughout life 1yr, 7yr, 17ry, etc.

I love to have a mixture with words, and the nod to alcoholism was a little obscured perhaps. I was going to make an inference to being stoned here but mixed metaphors can get so messy.

I might need to try another half baked attempt, next time using self-raising flour... err. perhaps not, think of children and the mess that would make to clear up.

Bluesky, Your accolade made drool. Where is my chef's hat?

Shifa, YEP! The font is the cherry on the top perhaps. Thank you both so much, for egging me on.

I hope I don't get a battering for using the s#it word. 😘

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Shifa Maqba

Sun 2nd Aug 2020 08:50

Never thought using cake to allegorize life would work so well. Enjoyed reading this!

P.S. The font (comic sans I suppose?) adds to the childlike wonder and intrigue of the poem.


Sun 2nd Aug 2020 08:16

This cake looks so yummy....umm...can I have a piece of it??

Lovely poem Po. Filled with colours and rainbows. Creates a fantastic feeling within. The aroma of vanilla, my favorite n chocolate, my fantasy treat....intensified my cravings.

Poetry is an art, you are its chef today....baked love n many emotions iced within.

Shit it's doing here....😜

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Paul Sayer

Sun 2nd Aug 2020 06:50


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