Coffee and Cake

Updated on December 26, 2017
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I have been writing poetry, fiction and short stories for many years and have completed a book of poems. I also enjoy comedy writing.

Coffee and Cake
Coffee and Cake

There is nothing more splendid than waking up to a hot cup of coffee and a cream sponge cake

Sitting on the patio with birds whistling their musical take

With cool winds just brushing past my warmed lips

Feeling soft hands placed on my shoulders and receiving that awaited good morning kiss

Sipping softly, enjoying the blessings, all this marvel to intake

By simply enjoying my morning coffee and cake

Look, tiny ants gather sneaking away a few crumbs from my feet

They waste nothing, bold little marchers disappearing into the creeks


The wind picks up a leaf, it gently soars past, my eyes slows it down

My imagination sparks, now I see an invasion from the leaf people all around

They must be planning a raid

Conspiring to take my coffee and cake

I pulled my coffee closer to me to fend off the attack from the leaves

This could not be happening, trying to take my morning splendor, I just can’t believe

I stood up, drew Excalibur and shut my helmet

The wind stopped, the leaves dropped, the invasion simply ended.


I sat down, smelled my coffee and took a few sips

But by this time, my cake was on the verge of being finished

I looked up and saw a little bird chirping, moving its tiny head from side to side

Sizing up the remainder of my cake,

It flew on to my table, I watched it moving left to right

Brazen little chap simply flew in for the take

I pushed the plate over to him to make it a bit easier for him to peck

As he was at a little distance, stretching his neck

I guess every creature new of my coffee and cake

The ants took some, the leaf people raided and now this tiny bird finishes up the plate.

But I still do come out on the patio every morning to enjoy my splendor, my coffee and cake.

© 2017 Clive Williams

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    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      5 months ago from Jamaica

      Thanks Linda

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      Clive Williams 

      5 months ago from Jamaica

      Thanks Robin

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      Linda Bryen 

      5 months ago from United Kingdom

      I love my coffee and cake too Clive. Such a good story telling thru your poem. I can actually picture what is happening. Cool poem.

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      Robin Carretti 

      6 months ago from Hightstown

      Well, I love coffee so this picks up my flavor your words were so nature cool I enjoyed all the little creatures it put a smile on my features.

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      Clive Williams 

      6 months ago from Jamaica

      Hey Missy, So glad it made you smile. I like happy people. Thanks

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      Clive Williams 

      6 months ago from Jamaica

      Thanks Frank...Happy Holidays.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      6 months ago from Shelton

      Hey Clive Missy stole my thunder I too was going to say this was a poetic short story.. a good read my friend

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      Missy Smith 

      6 months ago from Florida

      I really enjoyed this one very much, Clive. It was a poetic short story.

      "I pulled my coffee closer to me to fend off the attack from the leaves

      This could not be happening, trying to take my morning splendor, I just can’t believe

      I stood up, drew Excalibur and shut my helmet

      The wind stopped, the leaves dropped, the invasion simply ended."

      That part made me smile the biggest. This was entertaining, but a peaceful, simplistic, vision of eating cake and having coffee in the morning. It's what life is all about. Thanks for the :).

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      Clive Williams 

      6 months ago from Jamaica

      Hey Anita, guess we are a couple of coffee heads.

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      Clive Williams 

      6 months ago from Jamaica

      Hi Janshares, I am glad you enjoyed it. Thanks

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      Janis Leslie Evans 

      6 months ago from Washington, DC

      Sweet, Clive. A nice poem to read this morning as I relax and enjoy time off from work. A simply splendid moment in time is expressed well. This serves as a reminder for me to be still and savor the moments this week. Thank you for that.

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      Anita Hasch 

      6 months ago from Port Elizabeth

      Super poem Clive. You are blessed to have your first cup in such lovely surroundings. I love coffee as well. First cup is always the best. Normally at 5 ' clock, unless I worked late. Best Wishes for the New Year.

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