‘Structure’ is what SidevieW willed
We should use, a post to build ;
Those who are in structure skilled
Leave one admiration-filled. 

Overlarge structureSome, though, should be left undone;
In our road is such a one;
All the ground is overrun;
Better, far, had there been none. 

Infrastructure forms the base
Of a tongue with mood and case,
And in arts it has its place –
Modern stuff, though?  Not a trace! 

parton_playboy_011609_gettyBut a structure much the best:
Super-structure on the chest –
It remains my constant quest
With that kind to keep abreast!

© Colonialist August 2013 (WordPress)


About colonialist

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. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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  1. adinparadise says:

    I also thought this house was in Umhlanga. There’s one very similar which has been under construction for years. 😦 Trust you to be keeping abreast of things with these challenges. 😀


  2. Your poem wasn’t the only well-built structure in this post… 😉


  3. gipsika says:

    This very cleverly structured poem leads the reader up the garden path. And Col has such a remarkable garden path!


  4. nrhatch says:

    Hahaha! Fun from first to last . . . but, oh, what a monster of a house. Glad you don’t have to see it from your home.


  5. What if Dolly was living in that house just a 100m abreast from yours? 😉 Wouldnt that be “such fun!”


  6. bulldog says:

    Now that house looks familiar… is it in Umhlanga.?? Love your thoughts in poetry form…


  7. disperser says:

    Glad you got that off your chest.


  8. Kitties Blue says:

    Really enjoyed your poem. Thanks for dropping by our blog today at The Cat on My Head. We always enjoy making new friends. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Misty May, Mauricio, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid Lisbeth and Calista Jo


  9. Sonel says:

    Dolly sure was a lovely playboy bunny Col and very well structured too. That house sure is huge. Looks like a lot of work to me. 😀
    Great post and rhyme my friend. *hugs*


  10. Oh, Col, you made me laugh: very Up Pompeii.


  11. 68ghia says:

    You really are quite incorrigible Col 😉


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