Baking bread in Birkenhead
Baking home-made bread in Birkenhead,
Cannot be justified.
I have tried.
Except in the unlikely event
If not paying rent
One has to sell the homely pride
Enticing would-be vendors to come inside.
Baking bread in Birkenhead is fun, amusing but time consuming.
The competition on this grey February day
Is Halo 3 extended play
An assault on a young boys senses.
I have no pretences
Or maternal aspirations, when compiling lunch boxes, or sorting out sox's
But trying to stimulate juvenile sensations, in morning preparations
A fairy cake or two may magically appear,
Once or twice a year.
The woman on Woman’s Hour is peering through the radio,
and emailing the woman in the school,
to say this man, this fool is breaking all the rules.
That poor boys sugar intake.
We’ve found the offending cake.
The Social Worker was polite.
She said she saw the problem
But games like that might
Corrupt young minds
And obesity is a serious crime
Why don’t you try
A trip to the park
A woodland walk
Make some cards
Swim 50 yards
A trip to the movies
Experiment with smoothies.
Or maybe bake some home made bread instead.