Engineers Pop In Out Of History Designing Cities Poem by Terence George Craddock (Afterglows Echoes Of Starlight)

Engineers Pop In Out Of History Designing Cities

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once upon a time in the wilderness
often an engineer was also a pioneer
snap bang time flash gone is wilderness
city you live in might have been wilderness
snap bang flash back just a few hundred years
a few hundred years ago town city was wilderness
ancient towns cities now ruins once were not wilderness
time circles landscapes climates change out of into wilderness

an engineer a pioneer
some engineers were both
an engineer's life is probably easier
now than it used to be with growth
no need to roast to freeze with better technology
with easier access to work sites accessibility

POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Copyright © Terence George Craddock
Written in September & October 2020 on the 26.9&20.10.2020.
Inspired by the poem 'One Two Three' by the poet Deluke Muwanigwa.
Dedicated to the poet Deluke Muwanigwa.
A split image from the poem 'Engineers Designing The Future' by the poet Terence George Craddock.
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Terry Craddock 19 October 2020

This rendering in the second stanza was the starting point, if you spent a few years watching engineers, welders, machinists trying to fix heavy duty broken machinery. To make fit new parts. To nut out problems on the spot, with time constraints in confined work spaces. The need to convey complexity, to pay tribute to old friends, means time spent trying to get it right.

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Mahtab Bangalee 19 October 2020

World in change by the skilled hands of engineers Nature in change but the skilled spinning of time world is world naturally beautiful where the engineers come to beautify more once the woods, forests, natural convention were the cities now all these become concretes and cities of stone Whatever History is the page of remembrance where the engineer was the designer of the universe

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Deluke Muwanigwa 20 October 2020

Thanks. Yes. Everything is structured now. I made a mistake choosing engineering though. I am more into poetry politics and philosophy. Any way it was fun when it lasted.

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Kostas Lagos 19 October 2020

Another good one Terence...Impressive!

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Terry Craddock 31 October 2020

I wrote the poem 'Employment Careers Are Kaleidoscopic Life Changes', inspired by comments I made on the poem 'Engineers Pop In Out Of History Designing Cities' by the poet Terence George Craddock.

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Terry Craddock 31 October 2020

I wrote the split image 'Jobs Grow Into Time Lapse Experiences', inspired by comments I made on the poem 'Engineers Pop In Out Of History Designing Cities' by the poet Terence George Craddock.

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Terry Craddock 31 October 2020

I wrote the poem 'Watching Engineers Welders Fix Broken Machinery', inspired by comments I made on the poem 'Engineers Pop In Out Of History Designing Cities' by the poet Terence George Craddock.

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Terry Craddock 20 October 2020

I choose printing, an apprenticeship for 4 years, then passed Trade Certificate, then moved on. Later other jobs, other countries, were more freedom of choice. The past is littered with experiences, the future uncharted territory.

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Terry Craddock 20 October 2020

At least you got a choice Deluke, my parents gave me 3 days to find a job, I found a job as a saw doctor working in a bush sawmill, printing, or working in a local saw mill cutting up trees on the industrial blades. The local saw mill would not take me, they said I was too young. It was interesting years later, having a beer with an old friend with several missing fingers, who did work in a saw mill. Blades can be hypnotic.

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Terry Craddock 30 October 2020

I wrote the poem 'Employment Displacement Missing Digits', inspired by a comment I made on the poem 'Engineers Pop In Out Of History Designing Cities', by the poet Terence George Craddock.

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