Ode to an M&S toasted teacake

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Oh toasted teacake

Whose spiced fruitfulness

buttered buns doth make

My taste buds, multitudinous.


Strawberry jam scooped

luxuriously spread,

Juiced raisins covered

Sweet blanket overhead.


Oh toasted teacake

soft baked, brown coated

slightly burnt domed hat

Adds texture, pleasantly noted.


A certain keenness

to repeat this pleasure

Like Oliver Twist

"Want some more" to treasure


Oh toasted teacake

These warm buttered lips

Savoured your flavours

Whilst war waged heavy on my hips

◄ The Last Will and Testament of a Poet

Our love has a DVT ►


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Sat 8th Oct 2022 14:51

Oh dear! who mentioned chocolate? - is there no end to this cruelty?

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Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Sat 8th Oct 2022 12:58

I had a tea cake the other day but it wasn't toasted - it was covered in chocolate, had a biscuit at the botton, and was full of marshmallow; would have made an awful mess of the grill!

We must get this teacake, bap, barm, cob, stotty cake thing sorted out!

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 7th Oct 2022 15:42

Tasty - thank you! Encouraging pleasing memories of afternoon
teas over the years. 😋

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Russell Jacklin

Fri 7th Oct 2022 11:45

I have this with a cuppa in their Cafe, whilst people watching for inspiration, annoyingly I'm getting more teacakes than inspiration

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Fri 7th Oct 2022 11:22

I will take you to task over this one - to my great annoyance you have ruined my pleasure in my ' cuppa' an' a scone' that I was looking forward.
My scone is not M&S, it is a slightly dry one from the local farm shop, nor is it smothered in butter but a scrape of margerine - strawberry jam? no! jelly jam.
You should take more care about upsetting other poets😁 😁

I am just going to nip into town to get my M&S teacake.

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