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Vala Hafstað's picture

I’m stunning, magnificent, white;

To artists, a constant delight.

My picture adorns many walls

Of dining rooms, offices, halls.

My figure is perfect; I’m swell.

I do have a temper as well:

The anger is boiling within—

An outburst about to begin.

I’m sick of the state of our land

Where hooligans are in command.

For nature they have no respect,

Refusing our parks to protect.

Beware of my temper! Stay back!

I’m having an anger attack

And switching to fiery mode.

I’m Hekla—about to explode.

© Vala Hafstad

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Vala Hafstad is the author of News Muse: Humorous Poems Inspired by Strange News, available on and

Views expressed here are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Iceland Review.