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_CONSTRUCTION ZONE

Watch your step
You’re entering a hazardous area
Work gloves and hard hat required
You’ll have to speak up as I can hardly hear ya

A bulldozer clears the space
Subject matter is the cement foundation
Words form the framework
As the crane lowers an idea creation

I’m building a poem
A letter here, a vowel there
Adjectives, verbs, and nouns
A combination lyrically shared

Use that tape measure
Calculate how many syllables per line
Sanded down to flow smoothly
Coming along just fine

Measure twice
And cut once
No time for mistakes
And costing extra months

Swing that hammer
Push and pull that saw
The strangest construction zone
Mike Holmes ever saw

If OSHA wants to inspect
They’ll be welcomed with open arms
No on the job accidents here
No need for union alarm

Words strategically placed
Structured with poetic rhyme
Construction budget on course
Project completed on time

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Guess you could say I'm a self taught poet. I started writing poetry as a means of dealing with the emotions of finding my Birthmother's obituary and grave site after searching for 10 years. I continued writing and over the course of the last 20 years I've become comfortable in how I write. You'll notice I tend to write a lot about nostalgia and old memories. Hey, when you round the corner of 60 years, you start thinking a lot about the past and where you've been. One of my subjects I write about is love, but I try to write of other things too. I've lived on the south shore of Massachusetts for all of my 64 years. But I love all of New England. Aside from writing poetry, I also love photography and have quite a collection of old antique cameras. Baseball, football, muscle cars and car shows are also some of my interests. Not too crazy about Winter. Spring & Summer are my favorite seasons. more…

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