A Piece of Cake (VH)


Vala Hafstað's picture

Discussions are such a bore
And questions I do abhor.
I barely can stay awake.
Just give me a piece of cake.

You criticize things I do
And say I don’t care for you.
Just give me a bloody break.
I know I have earned my cake.

My job is to work for you.
There’s much that I need to do.
Some nights I must stay awake.
It isn’t a piece of cake.

You say you don’t trust your chief.
My message to you is brief:
Stop whining, for goodness’ sake—
Just trust me, I like my cake.

In the news:

On May 4, PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson shocked members of parliament by leaving the floor during discussion to eat a piece of cake.

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

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