Wrong Cake


Last Friday was my birthday

The grand old age of ten

But I was still a baby

Compared to granddad Den


He had reached a hundred

But still was full of gripes

He rolled his card from Queeny

And with it, lit his pipe


Banned from Granddad's party

Next door I had my own

The mums and kids we waited

The clown had still not shown


My uncles readied their surprise

To make old granddad smile

A huge cake with a secret in

And wheeled him down the aisle


Still old granddad moaned and groaned

The men they counted down

But saucy giggles disappeared

When out there popped a clown


The truth it dawned on Uncle Bill

As grandad huffed, then snored

“There’s been a bleepin’ mix up,

I’ve got to get next door!”


Meanwhile crowds of mummies

With cameras poised to flash

All cooing, “Ooo,” at my big cake

As Bill made his mad dash


We counted down excitedly

My best friends Lil and Brady

But gasps of horror filled the air

When up there jumped a lady


She wasn’t like a normal clown

Forgotten all her clothes

Except her tinsel tassels

She had on both of those


Felt sad for glamorous lady

As mummies scorned and croaked

So covered up her goose bumps

With my Harry Potter cloak


Then Uncle Bill barged in the room

“I'm sorry - My mistake!”

Mums and kids fled out the door

He begged and squalled, “Wrong cake!"


Down garden path they gossiped

“They’ve always been quite rough!”

But glamour girl and me had fun

Played tag and blind mans buff


Bill ordered her a taxi

I said, "Thanks for my surprise."

She winked and gave my cloak back

Making sure to hide my eyes


Bill sighed and then apologised

I told him, “Don’t be down.”

And asked if next year I could have

Another lady clown


©2009 Mark Bird

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