Smile Baking


I bake this smile

To a golden brown grin

It’s my choice

How it curls upon my face

I can set the timer

To tender and loving

Or longer

To smug and smartass… you see

I will shape it as I see fit

Perhaps, I will add more

Snappy sugar…and

it’ll be a tender smartass

A lover of smug, or a crispy smirk

I cook this happy crescent cookie

With my own kind of dough


If perchance, my smile

Were to run into your frown

During a cake walk

Don’t get uptight

We’ve all dealt with fallen sweets

Redefine your dough

Maybe you need a pinch

More pompous in the mix

Or a tidbit less sneer

Ask your lover for a bit more butter

Measure the milk

Using your own cup

Don’t let anyone

Put your smile in the oven

Before it has had time

To rise

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26 Responses to Smile Baking

  1. My girlfriend has a smile in the oven – we listen to it laughing whenever we can!

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  2. Elan, I love it! You did make me “smile” that’s for sure so you your smile is contagious!


  3. Nadia says:

    So nice!! It’s baked a smile on my face.


  4. cjlanger says:

    Such a great post! I read it a few times and got something different out of it each time. I especially appreciated that you pointed out that not every smile is warm and friendly.

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  5. luckyjc007 says:

    Enjoyable post! Brings back memories. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Walter Rich says:

    Clever! Excellent!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Sally says:

    Love it! Sally

    Liked by 1 person

  8. V.J. says:

    I had one of these! Love it!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. maureenrose7 says:

    That was excellent to read! Made me smile such a smile! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  10. vivachange77 says:

    Wonderful ingredients in your baking. I love this.

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  11. Daal says:

    Smiling 🙂


  12. Vinny Idol says:

    I like how you tell your reader to “own” their facial expressions. A lot of people, myself included, allow others to belittle us for our facial quirks. I know this was about smiles, but my heart said it could be bigger than that. great poem.


  13. 9recipes says:

    Great post! Thanks for your sharing


  14. artrosch says:

    You’re full of ideas, Elan, and most of them are good ones. Nice poem.


  15. girlandworld says:

    Lovely poem…love the pic too

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  16. Amie Sparks says:

    ‘Don’t let anyone put your smile in the oven, before it has had time to rise’
    …and people keep asking me where I get all those savvy quotes from…
    Elan, sir, prithee, may I borrow?

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  17. I liked how you juxtaposed different types of smiles with the process of baking. The tone is fun and playful and the arrangement of the poem is like a shopping list. Super duper! 🙂

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  18. CBE says:

    It’s an unusual way to look at smiles and their origins, emotions as ingredients. Love it.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. We all have to be careful to make sure the edges don’t burn before the center is done. Great post! Thanks for liking mine.


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