THE CAKE THAT MAKES YOU SCREAM !
Dave Ward


Underneath the icing,
Underneath the cream,
Underneath the marzipan
Is the cake that makes you scream.

It's filled with sticky spiders,
Slugs and earwigs too,
And swarms of tiny beetles
Swimming round in glue.

Underneath the icing,
Underneath the cream,
Underneath the marzipan
Is the cake that makes you scream.

It's filled with vampires' fingernails
And all their fingers too,
Crawling from the oozing sludge
Just to tickle you.

Underneath the icing,
Underneath the cream,
Underneath the marzipan
Is the cake that makes you scream.

It's filled with twisted nightmares
Where strawberries turn blue,
And fishes legs and donkey eggs
Growl and howl and moo.

Underneath the icing,
Underneath the cream,
Underneath the marzipan
Is the cake that makes you scream.

When you cut this curious cake
You don't know what you'll find;
Be careful or the slimey jam
Will climb inside your mind.

But even more important,
Be careful with the knife:
It'll try and slice your tongue out
Before you can take a bite.

Then you won't taste the icing
And you won't taste the cream,
And the marzipan will slobber out
In a sickening, shapeless scream.



© Dave Ward 2002