Ode to Bob Villa

To be Bob Villa would be so divine

The state of my house would not be in decline

First the rail on my stair

A wood splitting repair

By the master of a table saw with a post of pine


A tool pouch slung low on my hip 

A cordless hammer drill in my hands grip

I’d snap a chalk line

These tools are all mine

Even a generator should a circuit breaker trip


1″ chisel and mallet- not for Ice

A clamp with a grip that’s much like a vise, 

Flip my wrist at leisure

18 feet by tape measure

Marked with my carpenter pencil so precise.

Were I Bob with every repair needed

I’d laugh hard before I proceeded

To complete each repair

Without mussing my hair

My property value would rise unimpeeded.


The Daily Post, April 9, 2015, Daily Prompt: If I Had a Hammer~ If you could learn a trade — say carpentry, electrical work, roofing, landscaping, plumbing, flooring, drywall — you name it — what skill(s) would you love to have in your back pocket? <a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/hammer/”>If I Had a Hammer</a><a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/hammer/”>If I Had a Hammer</a>

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