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When I was younger, I never could cook

My cooking made hunger flee when it could

My kettle burnt over

For tea; not a drop

My eggs always stuck to the pot

My bacon and sausage were burnt to a cinder

My oats were as hard as a rock

Then, I decided breakfast was the hardest 

I’d try to make supper instead 

Beans turned to roast

Rice always smoked

My casserole…stuck in my throat

So, a supper disaster

Lunch a no-no

Breakfast could never write home

One comfort that saw me through those years of smoke

Was my father’s support when he said:

“It may not be perfect

but the effort tastes good

and the effort has all that it should”

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My younger ‘self’ was an abysmal cook…I burnt everything…(so imagine me ‘terrible cook’ feeding a child…! I remember my mum telling me that I could give my son mashed potatoes…except that I had no idea how to mash potatoes) my younger self…hmmm. 

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