A Platform for a Really Awfully Moving Activity


Removal of jungle gym - early on day two.

Removal of jungle gym – on morning two after morning one’s progress.

Next door there was a jungle gym
Of size that was impressive
New tenants took a view quite dim
(With kids they’re not progressive):
They thought some flowers on that spot
Quite greatly would improve it;
Their landlord told me, “Wood you’ve got
If you ‘wood’ care to move it.”

Gym part of yesterday's stash

Part of yesterday’s stash of timber.

A friend and I attacked the thing,
With screwdriver and hammer,
A separated form to bring
About, without a stammer;
A million screws we soon unscrewed,
And nails we extricated,
The pile of timber grewed and grewed,
At which we grewed elated.

Work in progress

Work in progress

Slide removed but to be moved.

The slide removed, now to be moved to where it will be moved to while it is decided where it will finally be moved to.

Some timber accumulates our side ...

Some timber accumulates our side …

Then over fence we took our haul,
In manner energetic,
To move the slide quite took our all –
Our wails were most pathetic –
But finally the spot right here
Where gym had once existed,
Was, for their flower beds, quite clear …
Our place has ‘t all enlisted!

The jungle gym that no longer is.

The jungle gym that no longer is.

The final batch transferred.

The final batch transferred.

But now, to make another one
Will take a lot more doing,
In fact, before that one is done,
The day I may be ruing;
But meantime I have sorted it
Into some nifty stacking …
Now must not have aborted it,
For energy gone lacking!

© Colonialist August 2015 (WordPress)
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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.
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6 Responses to A Platform for a Really Awfully Moving Activity

  1. granny1947 says:

    I doff my imaginery hat.

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  2. Patrecia (with an E) says:

    so someone elsewill climb the gym
    with energy renewed,
    and all your good endeavours.
    will now be happily viewed

    not very good but it is early in the morning

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  3. calmgrove says:

    All that fuss and all that tussle! Least it’s helped you build up muscle, made you fit for the next task — which is what, if I might ask?

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  4. Impressuve work. Are you really going to rebuild it your side?

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  5. adeeyoyo says:

    What a lovely challenge. Perhaps a pergola/jungle gym combined?

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  6. Well done, Col. It looks like a lot of effort to take down and move. Now for the fun part. 😆

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