Only With a Miracle


6am alarm goes off

Get up, get dressed, eat breakfast.

Into work by 7

Always the first one in

Unlock the office get ready to start the day


The rest of the staff start trickling in,

Morning meeting, go over plans for the day,

Then we get started.

Start on mixing, heat up the oven.

Finish decorating the cakes in the fridge.


Out of the oven onto the rack

Then we start the next batch.

Turn on the registers and coffee machines

Quick! It’s after 8!


Post the signs announcing sales

Finish decorating todays cakes

Once its done bring it to the front

Start to fill up the display case


Here we go, open the doors

9am time for customers to come in.

Cupcakes, cookies, brownies, cake,

Eclairs, banana bread, all their favorite treats.


The smell wafts down the block

Drawing all of them in

Out front constantly selling

In the back constantly baking

Keep adding detailed decorating


All day long that’s what I do

My ears hear the constant noise

My nose senses all the smells

Ahh the sounds and scents of a bakery


From morning till night

Open from 9am till 9pm

We get in at 7am, then leave around 11pm

Long days but it’s worth it.

It’s a lot of work owning your own bakery


It took me years to get here,

I thought this day would never come.

I have been working my whole life to get here

Working toward my degree, working to save,

Now working at MY own business.


I’ve worked so hard.

I have a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing

All the math classes, I had to suffer through.

All the money I spent.


So much money it makes my stomach hurt.

It costs around $216,000 for four years at Hofstra University

I have over $100,000 in student loans.

I couldn’t afford any more loans.

But then I got my miracle


The lottery, can you believe it?

My grandma finally won

She split it up between the family

Enough so everyone could pay for school

Then everyone in my family gave me some of their share.


My family without them I wouldn’t be here.

I would probably be working in a cubicle somewhere

Thanks to them my loans were paid off

Plus a little extra for a down payment on a building

The building where my bakery now resides.


That’s my dream.

My secret wish.

I don’t think I’ll ever get there though

It would truly take a miracle.


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