"Buildin' a Shed"

Sharing Stories

a handy hammer for a questionably handy man LOL

“Buildin’ a Shed”

Scratchin' my head

buildin' a shed

poundin' a nail

better not fail

afternoon heat

end of day, beat

tomorrow a wall

standin' so tall

after comes roof

better not goof

finally paint

little house quaint

That's all I got--LOL.

Gerrit Hansen, longtime Washington resident—new at building sheds, writing poetry, and the pleasures of being a grandfather.

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