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Mr. Easy-Bake MAG

July 9, 2012
By KatsK DIAMOND, Saint Paul, Minnesota
KatsK DIAMOND, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
Being inexhaustible, life and nature are a constant stimulus for a creative mind.
~Hans Hofmann
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
~Ray Bradbury

You sit, grinning unsuspectingly
an over-sized Vanilla Tootsie Roll
with lights and false promises
brimming with cheap
authenticity, gilded silver

Perching on dull counter-tops
in inviting pastel accessories,
accents of robin's-egg and lavender,
your wares, carriers
of “lite” calories
and synthetic cake mixes
(about as real as Ring Pops)
in doll-size baking pyrite

Mr. Easy,
you need a makeover.
A cheery mascot, bearing
“baked goods”?
Or maybe
better cookies.

The author's comments:
My brother has been in the Easy Bake Oven stage, and I was astounded at the toy's uselessness. I was practically begging him to just make real baked goods while lecturing him about the ingredients. Ah, the fun of being an older sister.

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on Jun. 26 2013 at 12:11 pm
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Yeah I can relate---growing up I always wanted to play with my Easy Bake oven but my mom was like " Why do u need that when u already bake cookies with a real oven?" anyways cute poem, it brought back memories.