ODE TO POTHOLES
I-205 JUST DOWN THE ROAD
PEOPLE MAD ABOUT THE TOLLS
WHILE I DAILY SIT AND PONDER
‘BOUT THE ROUNDABOUT POTHOLES
PARKS AND REC'S NEW PROJECTS
SURELY ADDING TO THIS MESS
WHILE ALL WE ASK THE CITY TO DO
IS THEIR POTHOLE FILLING BEST
HAVING TALKED FOR MONTHS WITH THE CITY
‘BOUT THE POTHOLE'S GROWING DEPTH
WONDERING WHY FIXING POTHOLES
THE CITY BECAME SO DANG INEPT
IS IT LACK OF MONEY
OR IS IT LACK OF STAFF?
OR JUST TOO MANY POTHOLES TO USE
THEIR POTHOLE FILLING KRAFT?
THE TRUCKS, THE CARS, THE TRAILERS
RATTLING BY THROUGHOUT THE DAY
HAD FRUSTRATED CITIZENS TRY FILLING HOLES
WITH DIRT AND EVEN HAY
LUSCHER FARM IS AT THIS CORNER
FARMING ISSUES MIGHT BE MOLES
FARMERS NOT TO STOP THEIR FARMING
TO FIX THESE DARN POTHOLES
THE SUMMER HEAT IS ALL BUT GONE
CAN'T BE A RAINY WINTER FIX
THE POTHOLES ARE JUST WAITING
FOR A BIG BAG OF READY-MIX
AS THE CITY'S PAVING SEASON
DRAWS NEARER TO IT'S CLOSE
I PRAY TO GOD THEY FIND THE TIME
TO FIX THESE DANG POTHOLES!
I also created a certificate awarding the leader of our Council for having the tallest Japanese knotweed and Himalayan balsam plants at out lake than any other Council. They were soon cut down as he knows me enough that I'd put it in the local paper.
If the pothole is small and yr not likely to be run over, fill it with cornflakes and a litre if milk, take a photo, send it to yr local paper as a letter saying the council latest road repairs, they'll fix it as you'll get so many comments. It worked for me….
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem
Potholes are the reality of life. Nice one