I Didn’t Bake a Cake

“I Didn’t Bake a Cake”

I didn’t bake a cake.

Of course, it’s not like they didn’t take

All the other pastries I created,

Like the ones they bought when the couple dated.

I just didn’t bake a cake.


I didn’t bake a cake.

But if I was a thug and tried to make

A getaway, and then got shot,

I’d be a hero, alive or not.

But I just declined to bake a cake.


Because I didn’t bake a cake,

The death threats are more than we can take.

We’re losing everything; we hide in fear.

The reason for the terror made perfectly clear:

I didn’t bake a cake.


You’d thought I was an abuser!

You’d thought I was a buyer and user

Of drugs…or women and children.

But I wasn’t. Now I’m facing prison,

All because I didn’t bake a cake.


– Anthony Baker



Filed under America, Culture Wars, Defending Traditional Marriage, Defining Marriage, Faith, Struggles and Trials

4 responses to “I Didn’t Bake a Cake

  1. I understand.

    This is well written, although profoundly sad. But the Lord is still on His throne!

    There is a saucer with a piece of wedding cake waiting for each and everyone of His children that we will be able to eat in good conscience, and even rejoice all the while. 🙂

    Hey, I wrote a poem today, and posted it at my blog. It doesn’t have a cake in it, but it has cookies and roast in it! It is a tribute to sweet memories of growing up in a traditional family. I would be honored if you read it. 🙂

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