Babysitters for an Architect

Douglas Blair 1951 (London)



We took their Son for an afternoon.
No socials skills had he
But Lego kit, the breadth of it.
A stunning show for free.
The reds his special choice
Offset by gold and blue
Supports for rooftop
Blew our minds, what
Three year olds might do.
Now had the Dad been coach?
Nope couldn’t find such skill.
Just take a boy with simple toy
To fashion strength of will.
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Written on February 01, 2023

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Douglas Blair

Blogging poems since 2008. Once a lawyer in general practice. Then 32 years as Shipper in a heavy metal fabricating plant. Retired 2022. Married and father of two. Poet. Hiker. Harmonica Busker. Gospel enthusiast. Photographer. http://shootdempix.blogspot.com/ more…

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  • dougb.72572
    Seeing the promising Man within the little frame of chilhood.
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