JAKE THE SNAKE AND THE BIRTHDAY CAKE
He asked his friend Jake the Snake, most adept at shimmy-shake.
"Help me out in this matter. Shake your tail in my bowl of batter.
Be my mixer, make this batter better, ready to bake."
Jake did his job. It sure was fun.
But when the mixing job was done Jake the Snake could not be found. They looked here, there, all around.
In a sack of flour, behind a chair. They couldn't find Jake anywhere.
The customer became most irate. The birthday party couldn't wait.
The baker baked the cake, creamy and light. Everybody wanted a bite.
Birthday boy puffed and blew. Candle fires went out.Then they knew.
One candle began to shimmy-shake. Kids cheered. It was Jake the Snake.
As was the style of this reptile, Jake emerged with a snakey smile.
He did what few would dare, returned unburned, none the worse for wear.