P is for POTHOLES, of which we have stacks,
Poor service is the reason;
Putting off maintenance all good sense lacks,
Pending some better season;
Previously all our roads were quite good,
Politicians would make them
Prioritised for cash outlay, as should –
Parties would never take them;
Poured into parties for party that rules,
Passing up things much needed;
Procrastination on part of these fools,
Plus wasting cash, succeeded
Patently in sinking feelings indeed –
Potholes and sinkholes of note –
Passage on roads such as this one would need
Progress across in a boat!


   The above impressive little lake opened up yesterday under that unfortunate vehicle in a road quite close to our home. The pothole is seriously serious about the business of being one.  Perhaps a portion of panic would be ap-propriate!

   Talking of lakes and such, I went sploshing again today and the intention is to repeat the exercise tomorrow after which all will be revealed … 

© Colonialist April 2012 (WordPress/Letterdash)


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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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17 Responses to BLOGGING A-Z CHALLENGE – APRIL 18 – P

  1. evea192 says:

    Only in South-Africa.


  2. The state of many of our roads are shoking! Love the rhyme (as always)! Have a great evening, Col!


  3. Colline says:

    Love your prolific sense of humour in this post 🙂


  4. Gobetween says:

    Profitable tenders between shady comrades. Scary.


  5. Sonel says:

    hehehehe Col! Great Poetry once again… you are a Professional my friend. 🙂
    The sploshing sounds like lots of fun! 🙂


  6. adinparadise says:

    “All will be revealed.” Are you skinny dipping, Col? I heard about that sink-hole on the news. Thanks for the pic and the poem. 😉


  7. optie says:

    Geez, I feel sorry for that unfortunate driver!


  8. zannyro says:

    heeheehee…well done!


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