Piece of …

Hey, it’s a piece of
cake – you get
the right ingredients,
mix them up
as written down,
shove the thing
in the oven
and let it brown.

It’s a piece of
cake …

– Niebla (© 2011)

Written for Sunday Scribblings and ‘cake’.

Now comes the unpoetic part: how come it does not rise sometimes, or goes way beyond brown to a burnt crisp? Transpose it to life, and the first question is: what are the right ingredients? Nobody said it was easy. Nobody said it was going to be a piece of cake.


About niebla

I wish to remain clear of details. My words shall lift the veil.
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14 Responses to Piece of …

  1. Jae Rose says:

    If only it were so! So many things look easy on paper..but when it comes to putting it all together, well..not so easy.. Jae

  2. Meryl Jaffe says:

    To continue the play on ‘cake’… let them eat it…cake !
    Nice post!

  3. I’m gonna try it! Thanks for the instructions 🙂

  4. Amanda says:

    Whoever said it was “a piece of cake”… lied. 😉

  5. Lilibeth says:

    A great word play on piece of cake. Mine aren’t always so easy to bake. They tend to sink in the middle or dry out. Every now and then, though, I make a delectable one.

  6. LeiffyV says:

    Hold the wheel while I have this piece of cake! One of my favorite sayings with the word cake in it.

    Anyway, this is a great little piece here, I have to admit sometimes it is as simple as doing what the recipe says but there are some days when our ego thinks it knows better. Thus is the joy of living (or so they tell me).

    Great work, thanks for sharing!

  7. Altonian says:

    What is it about cake that is so difficult. I can make several varieties of wonderful bread – everyone says so – but Cake?

  8. ah but even cake disater can be redeemed with custard 🙂

  9. Old Egg says:

    So long as it is moist to the taste it doesn’t matter if it is sunk in the middle. Sadly burning does seem to alter the taste (even if the black bits are cut off) but I’m with Understanding Alice almost everything can be redeemed with custard!

  10. Cynthia says:

    Love your realism 🙂

  11. Simple as pie! (Uh, much simpler really) Well done….I like it!

  12. Jingle says:

    your words bake a cute piece of cake.

    well done.

  13. zanzinece says:

    …as written down…and let it brown. Yeah. And the unpoetic part, yeah, also. There are so many variables: DNA, childhood conditioning, geographical location, how you fits in to the times you were born to, i.e. what’s going on in the economy and current mindset and therefore will you and your ideas crash and burn or take flight… Crapshoot is what I’m thinking. Definitely not a piece of cake for most folks.

  14. Mary says:

    Nice one – a piece of cake!

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