Posts Tagged ‘house’

Houses (poems)

January 26, 2018

HOUSES (poems.)

all the world was
split in two
one side with houses
that were round
the other had houses
that were square
the Curves and Angulars
fought and fought
till all their houses
tumbled down.

the door slammed shut!
Wind or ghosts …?
No one else is there
but a frightened girl.
She turned and waited …
for a story.

the room turns white
as moonlight reaches
the open window.

come to my house
and see if I let you in!
Go ahead and keep knocking
till your hand is sore!
I broke up with you
for a reason – so go!

in the night
one light is on
and burning bright.

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5 Kid’s Poems

February 3, 2016

Five Kid’s Poems

sweep, sweep,
sweep, sweep,
more dust than
any broom can handle

little drone
little drone
enchanted with flying
and won’t come home /down

the donkey
is just as stubborn
for the priest
as the stable boy

Poor Alice
little to play with
but rabbit holes
and looking glasses!

I love my house
it has legs
and a leash
to walk each day
“Hello and hi”
say passer-bys
“How’s your house
doing today?”
We circle the block
We play in the park,
I stop at the grocery
it waits by the door.
We walk back home
under evening skies

Runaways!

House Building – smaller is better

January 11, 2014

HOUSE BUILDING

I’ve always thought that that manufacturer who can build a modular one or two bedroom home that can virtually be droped from the sky anywhere – would become as big and successful as any major car manufacturer.

Through this period of excessive house building that led to the economic crisis we are all now in, I was saying, why are these houses so big and so expensive? Then the housing bubble burst and we are still collectively paying for the housing/banking crisis.

But in the future, why not a small one or two bedroom, well designed, not cookie cutter, $30,000 cottage with basics. Then let the homeowner add on as he moves up. Washer/dryer, garage instead of carport, etc. There seem to be many architects that love to design the small house. Even modular housing could be made that is artistic and distinctive – why not support these architects and help people get homes again?

Time to remember what happened to baby carriages. They got bigger and bigger. Then one person invented one so small it could be carried in the car. That soon wiped out the competition. Smart builders could learn a lesson from baby carriages.
I’ve always thought that that manufacturer who can build a modular one or two bedroom home that can virtually be droped from the sky anywhere – would become as big and successful as any major car manufacturer.


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