“red bricks”

Written for:  The Twiglets #274 - red bricks

The third piggy's house
was built of sturdy
red brick.  The other
two, feeling sheepish,
moved in with their
smarter brother.

Love red-bricked
old public schools,
faded but still standing.

in wheel barrow
heavy load for building house
red bricks

          They bricked up the old fireplace
          unused as a heat source these days.
              Winter came, their power
                went out for hours.
      Last seen they were hacking at bricks with haste.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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14 Responses to “red bricks”

  1. That’s so funny, Sara! This is great… A real coincidence!


  2. Sadje says:

    Haha! Nice use of the bricks


  3. Misky says:

    My house is made from red brick, but that’s quite common in the UK.


  4. Jules says:

    I’ve discovered that the builder of our home didn’t build our chiminey correctly. There should not be reverse ‘steps’ up in the fire box. The smoke will get caught in the ‘steps’. We had it fixed so now a smooth curve goes up so the smoke isn’t blocked. But we don’t use it all that much. I do like having it though.

    Fun verses.


  5. poetrybydebi says:

    Pigs and wheelbarrows… nice work Sara


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