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Photo: Hopeton O'Connor-Dennie - poet, and Senior International correspondent & Photojournalist for Vision Newspaper.


Cakes have featured prominently in history
Even if associated with atrocity …
Least to mention controversy..
Alas!  Exotic cakes are akin to delecacy
Can this be dismissed as one of those honest mistakes …
It is easy to say we all make mistakes…
A US$1000 cake is the model for cakes?
This is indeed the mother of all cakes
Unfortunately this is for real
Alas!  This cake revelation is not surreal
Even if viewed as an atrocity
It is the reality  …
When placed in a position of trust
Actions must be robust …
You will at times make blunders …
Be mindful someone is looking over your shoulders …
The Auditor General’s department is prying
They do not indulge in lying …
Always investigates actions examinable
This is a fact not fable …
The former Min. is known to be wise …
Alas! Dr Wheatley did soliloquise .. .
I thought at Petrojam i had at least a friend …
Oops!  My back they failed to defend …
Like Samuda with the grass
Wheatley wants to be in that class
Reportedly offering to pay back for cake
Is this genuine remorse or just a fake …
As you know I have a PHD …
Certainly not (phd) permanent head damage ..
Poverty may have made me rummage
But I have no head/ brain damage …
I am unable to properly sleep
Continuously my mother has cause to weep
She has taken the scandal hard ..
The public sees me as if some retard .
We can lambast and criticize
But we do not know the cake’s size
Was it raffled as a prize?
Or was it a PR gimmick used to surprise?
Maria Antoinette invited them to eat cake
Declaring “Let them eat cake”
Was the Queen’s utterance mean?
She was later beheaded by the guillotine …
Beheaded as a result of her utterance?
Or her celebrated extravagance …?
Whatever was her crime …
Its notoriety has stood the passage of time
If you wish to defy Dr. Tufton go for cake
Make sure it is not sugary nor half bake .
But has ingredients to truly relate
As otherwise could seal an ugly fate
The AG’s findings uncovered nepotism
This is akin to cronyism …
Whatever is the “ism” …
Such manifestations will cause untold schism …
Former Min. of Energy Dr. Wheatley breaks
Finally he verbally relates …
Inter alia “I want to pay back for cake …
Anyone who knows me, knows me no fake …
I am sorry the purchase offends …
Trying to get donations to make amends
I am from a poor background ..
On such extravagance  … would frown
Pay back for cake if you will …
Restore extravagance to the till
Let people know you are for real
And from the till you would dare to steal”
Ah, ah, ah ….
Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie is a Satirist, SIC for Vision newspaper Canada

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