Monday, 21 January 2013

The building site of life

Building bricks piled up
Waiting for the plan to form
Patient in their strength

Empty site waits too
Wondering what's coming next
Excited in hope

Builders check diaries
Worrying it might not work
Hoping call comes soon

Owners keep calling
Stressed about the future
Can't sleep for the fear

Which of these are you?
Bricks, site, builders or owners
How are you with life?


Inspired by the image.
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Eric (Bubba) Alder said...

Seems everybody's waiting for something to happen before they start to make things happen.

(Kind of missing the point, are't they?)

Thanks for playing M.M.P.P. Emma!

Anonymous said...

I read this the first time and was amazed by the flow, then I realized its one of your haiku poems isn't it.

Emma Major said...

yes, well spotted

Anonymous said...

how did you get the idea of the 'characters'?

Emma Major said...

I'm not sure, but it helps that I'm an engineer and am very used to building sites

Anonymous said...

cool. does that mean that the different roles tend to have these characteristics?

Emma Major said...

I wouldn't want to generalise, but I guess there's some truth experience

Emma Major said...

possibly, but then someone has to make the decision to start and my experience is that that's the decision no one wants to commit to :)

Kathe W. said...

we've been in the process of adding on since last May and we are
actually pleased that it has gone so well. We are in the last stages....the nit picky details such as baseboards and paint touch ups.
Lovely haiku and clever characterizations.

sheila said...

very inspiring question...I think I am all of the above, starting with the first and then progressing to the others as my patience grows thin. :)