Accidental Poet




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


Copyright © Accidental Poet 2011



  • Louis Gibbs

    As an ex-builder and fellow poet I can relate quite well to this fine offering, A.P. Very well constructed, indeed!

    • Accidental Poet

      Thanks for your approval Louis. I do appreciate it.

    • Goldfinch60

      A Brilliant building has been constructed with your words, as an ex Building Maintainence inspector I have signed this off as having passed the inspection.

      • Accidental Poet

        Thanks Goldfinch for signing off and passing my work. I do appreciate it.

      • orchidee

        Yep, passed the inspection, a well-built poem, etc, etc!

        • Accidental Poet

          Thank you orchidee. I appreciate your comments.

        • Quemis

          ha! Fun.

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