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>

3 thoughts on “Ode to Bob Villa

  1. We actually WROTE to him. But we aren’t special enough. No one is suffering from ALS or doing something exceptionally socially meritorious. We’re just tired old people with a crumbling house. How boring.

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