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A little bit older
And quite a lot wiser
And she's still fueled
By the fire that's inside her

Wax Cake

Minature towers all aflame
In a tribute to persistence and tradition
Sometimes stubbornness and conservatism
And all the descriptions
That litter the specturm
As the dripping wax
Ruins the design

In the company of familiar stangers
Flanked by your four favourite failures
Who'll each always be a masterpiece
And each so perfectly flawed
And each testaments to profits of paitience
In your often misplaced mind
And in your well-placed heart

The eternal maternal pride
In these...your most beloved mistakes
Whose merriment indicates
That when it is time
More than your cooking
Will be sorely missed

Every day a little closer
As you cringe from the calling light
Because your soul still seeks
The savour of the spice of life

His increasingly unstable hands
Have always granted stability to yours
Wrinkled lips laden of the same love
That retains the lustre
That the silverware did not

Reflections in young-passionate eyes
That tango with the wild candlelight;
Flickers and glimmers of the former release
And an old song you can only appreciate
The more times it was sung

Can anyone appreciate the vintage
Of the crystalized glazing forming
At the corners of your eyes?
Butterfly kisses on her crows feet
Greying whispers of flush pink libidos
And a smile not seen since
The last diaper was changed

It's clearly different
Age has caught up with you
And weight has slowed you down
But the familiarity of it all
Allows it to be the same
But in an often rare moment
It is not the brand
That breeds contempt

Alex, The boy full of ideas

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The following comments are for "Wax Cake"
by amusedlilboy

Hi Amused
I thoroughly enjoyed reading your poem, I especially liked this stanza:

"Every day a little closer
As you cringe from the calling light
Because your soul still seeks
The savour of the spice of life"

Thank you for sharing!

( Posted by: eleda [Member] On: November 29, 2005 )

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