Henry Lin

Bakerís Dish

The baker thought long about his dish

What could he add to make it a masterpiece?

There was so much that could be perfected

From the amount of eggs to pounds of flour

To the time spent getting crisp through baking

This was one challenge he would need to complete


Now the journey began to make his menu complete

But it all depended on his signature dish

What could he accomplish though his baking

Could he create his masterpiece?

It came time to add the flour

But just exactly to achieve perfection


And that was his goal, a perfect perfection

That could make his complete

course, he had enough flour

He had a perfect dish

Did he have a masterpiece?

Was he ready to start baking?


The baker starts baking

His timing must be perfected

The baker thought of his masterpiece

This dish would make his life complete

He looked at his dish

He was covered in flour


O beautiful flour

He was done baking

He had finished his dish

How could it be more perfected?

His dish was complete

Is this his masterpiece?


A masterpiece!

O beautiful flour!

He was completed

He was done baking

He has perfected

His dish


A beautiful completed masterpiece

A perfect dish from flour

His baking skills have been perfected





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