Sweet Sue

Sweet Sue

A Poem by Dave Brown


That shapely sweet wooden Sue  

Was held together with carpenter’s glue

But it was critical she stay out of wet weather

To keep her sleek structure together


Tho’ the lady had been clamped quite tight   

Her slender veneer was constructed too light    

Water would make her dados all swell   

And her dovetails would all fail as well   


With naught but thin deciduous veneer           

And mahogany inlay from ear to ear  

It was not just water, but also would fire

Cause her beautacious board feet to expire


With best intentions being most ardent

She was dipped into mislabelled retardant

Unfortunately, the result of this wrongful course

Had her ending up, as a sawhorse        



© 2019 Dave Brown

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I thought I remembered seeing this once?
Great rhymes in this. I recall I dated with nice dados once. :)

Posted 5 Months Ago

Dave Brown

5 Months Ago

I hope you found that they wood work
They (whoever 'they'' are) have fouled up my site
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5 Months Ago

Sorry to hear that. Good luck. You're welcome.

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Added on September 13, 2019
Last Updated on September 13, 2019


Dave Brown
Dave Brown

gabriola island, BC - British Columbia, Canada

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