Under Curfew...

Songbird BStarred Page By Songbird B, 18th Nov 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/qm8a8j.g/
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We all accept that our roads need to be maintained, but this sad and sorry tale is what we have had to experience over the last two weeks, and up until the end of this month...A small village under curfew, and the frustrations that it brings...

Under Curfew...And Under Construction...


They're digging up the road outside,
the pot-holes got so deep and wide..
that cars got swallowed there inside..
I tell you this is true..!

All well and good to see at last,
the Road Crew busy at their task,
(though some just seem to stand and laugh),
It left us quite bemused..

But Evening seemed to be the time,
when these guys hoisted Stop road signs,
And late the hour, till then we'd find..
The noise would start anew..

What A Din....!

Because our Village had been blocked,
all transport but their own was stopped,
Could not get in or out, ad hoc..
We were under Curfew..

And as the clocked chimed up to 12,
At last then silence would befell...
Believe me it's a living hell..
but what else could we do..?

Do You Blame Me..?

Vibrations rocked our little home,
reverberating through the stone...
We'd had enough, leave us alone!!!!
Our frustration each night grew..

Next time pot-holes invade our roads,
Because of all the heavy loads..
we'll leave them alone to just implode..
Well I would, wouldn't you?????


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Construction, Frustrations, Highway, Machinery, Maintainance, Noise Pollution, Poetry, Road, Roadblocks, Roadworks, Songbird B, Traffic Jam

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author avatar Songbird B
Hi there! I am Songbird B, and I am a semi-pro female Jazz vocalist. I have a huge passion for Jazz music, and I love writing Poetry, which I have done all my life. I am very Spiritual in my beliefs, and love Photography, Music and Garden Design....I...(more)

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author avatar Songbird B
18th Nov 2011 (#)

Thank you for moderating this so fast, Mark! As I type, I can hear the workman outside with pneumatic drills and machinery, as our 'curfew' is enforced again..lol..and we have got this up until midnight! HELP!!!

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author avatar poetic2984
18th Nov 2011 (#)

Well done- wonderful write

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author avatar Songbird B
19th Nov 2011 (#)

Hello Poetic, so lovely to find you here on my page.. Thank you for looking in on me..

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author avatar richardpeeej
18th Nov 2011 (#)

Oh Bev that sounds a nightmare there with all the roadworks and not being able to get your car in and out. You have expressed your feelings and frustrations so well with your words in this very descriptive poem...

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author avatar Songbird B
19th Nov 2011 (#)

Hi Rich! Yes, it is really odd being trapped in the village like this...They should be finished by the end of the month..I hope! lol

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
18th Nov 2011 (#)

Sometimes I miss the noises of the city, but then you remind me, sometimes it gets extreme.
There should be compensation for your woes.

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author avatar Songbird B
19th Nov 2011 (#)

Wow Mark! Where did that Star come from???? Thank you so much, what an unexpected surprise..and there was me just having a rant..lol

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author avatar Retired
18th Nov 2011 (#)

LOL but you have my sympathies Bev. Maybe I should've included a ref to such inconveniences in my "Country Life" article? Let's hope this winter is a cold 'un, cos those pesky potholes will soon appear again after a deep frost or two.

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author avatar Songbird B
19th Nov 2011 (#)

I'm hoping that it isn't as cold as last year Lewis, you know good old English roads.. Yes, the country tends to find workmen dawdling a bit..Poor souls I know they are just doing their job, but it's no fun for the Villages either! lol

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author avatar Bridgitte Williams
19th Nov 2011 (#)

LOL and LAWDY...:-) Bless you.

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author avatar Songbird B
19th Nov 2011 (#)

Hi there Bridgitte..Lovely to see you here.. Glad that you enjoyed..lol..

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author avatar NEERAJ BHATT
19th Nov 2011 (#)

Thank you for your poem on a new theme.

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author avatar Anisha Achankunju (Aiyanna)
19th Nov 2011 (#)

Incidentally taking place in my ghetto and they are tarring the place during the day and till midnight.
Its hilarious as we have suddenly change routes and what not. Some of the people had to chase the bus as their stop was blocked and they sat amidst hot tar and men waiting for the bus only to start chasing the bus which was further down the road.
Not as noisy as India though. They sing throw stones and then tell you walk on the other side of the road and you lose a slipper in the tar as the ground is still soft with the tar.... Memories!!! Thats what made me laugh....

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author avatar Songbird B
19th Nov 2011 (#)

Thank you for looking in on me Neeraj and Aiyanna...Aiyanna you made me smile with your comment, and there was I thinking that things were bad here! lol

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author avatar Bets
19th Nov 2011 (#)

Yes, I would just leave them alone and move away. (If that were simple doing.) Anyway, sorry to hear all that. I've been reading about cars sinking down in pot holes lately. I especially tho't this was wonderfully woven together; "Could not get in or out, ad hoc..
We were under Curfew."
Perfect story...perfect rhyming. Loved it. Smiles, Bets
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author avatar Songbird B
19th Nov 2011 (#)

This is just me having a rant two weeks in on all the noise and inconvenience this is causing, Bets. We are such a sleepy little village here that this has sent most of us into shock! lol

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
19th Nov 2011 (#)

What a horrible inconvenience. Do they do thisall night long? Ugh!

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author avatar Songbird B
19th Nov 2011 (#)

Not quite, Steve, though it does feel like it at times! They shut the village off at 7pm and are legally allowed to work on the road until midnight during the week. Pneumatic drills and heavy machinery is making everything vibrate in this little 160 year old stone built cottage..The Victorians never foresaw this... lol..

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author avatar Retired
19th Nov 2011 (#)

Hope this ordeal ends soon, SB. Reminds me of the construction noise in India. Great poem and bravo on your star!

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author avatar Songbird B
19th Nov 2011 (#)

That Star was so totally unexpected, rd, and came as a delightful surprise! I think that dear Mark just felt sorry for me and what we were going through here...lol. We have 8 more days of this if they complete on time.. I just hope our house is still standing then! LOL!

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author avatar Tranquilpen
19th Nov 2011 (#)

I am totally and utterly Gobsmacked! Here I was thinking that our roads as shocking as they are, because this is Africa as everyone knows. I had no idea that it pretty much is a worldwide phenomenon. So sad to see you suffering this inconvenience my friend. Hope it turns out great in the end. Ps. African solution to potholes: "Leave them long enough and they soon disappear, after eating up the remaining tar."LOL

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author avatar Songbird B
19th Nov 2011 (#)

Hello Andre \0/...So good to see you here..Yes, unfortunately, the last couple of harsh Winters here have really damaged the roads and so many have pot-holes, especially here in the country. I am so grateful that the local Council are repairing them, but it is coming at a cost with the village being shut off, and if we wish to park our cars within the village, we all have to be home before 7pm of an evening..Even for the UK, this is a little extreme..lol Thank you so much for looking in my friend..

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author avatar Buzz
19th Nov 2011 (#)

I'm sorry to learn these noises and inconveniences have been rocking your world lately, Bev. I hope all this will be over. Great star page!

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author avatar Songbird B
19th Nov 2011 (#)

Ah now Buzz, you know that it's you who rock my Wikinut world...hahahaha..Thanks for looking in on me my friend..

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author avatar Melissa Dawn
20th Nov 2011 (#)

THe vibrations may have proved interesting.... :-)

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author avatar Songbird B
20th Nov 2011 (#)

Now, now, Melissa...whatever do you mean? LOL..

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author avatar richardpeeej
20th Nov 2011 (#)

Congratulations on your well deserved Star Page, Bev my friend, for this well thought out poem.. :-)

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author avatar Songbird B
20th Nov 2011 (#)

Thank you Richard, lovely to see you pop into my page again, the Star status came as a lovely surprise to me as well..

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author avatar Buzz
20th Nov 2011 (#)

Er...Melissa..just curious. Can you be more specific? Oh, forget it...lol

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author avatar Songbird B
20th Nov 2011 (#)

Now, now Buzz...lol..And you a man of the world too.. :~))x

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author avatar Denise O
21st Nov 2011 (#)

Oh geesh, what a pain in the arse. Bless y'alls hearts. Congrats on the star page, it is well deserved. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Songbird B
5th Dec 2011 (#)

No one was as surprised as me to see that Star, Denise! lol..It took three weeks before they had completed the roadworks, and glad to say all is back to normal now!

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author avatar Funom Makama
29th Nov 2011 (#)

Steve just spoke my mind exactly... Such an inconvenience in a very very wonderful Poem. This is so excellent and reading such Poems only tells me I have a long way to go in Poetry, the gradient is still steep for me but I am doing my best in climbing it. I hope you never stop encouraging us in writing Poems...
Thanks for the beautiful piece.

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author avatar Songbird B
5th Dec 2011 (#)

Funom, you flatter me greatly my friend...Thank you for such lovely words..

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author avatar Randy Duckworth
1st Dec 2011 (#)

A wonderful peace! I enjoyed reading it! I am, however sorry for the frustrating experience that inspired it!

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author avatar Randy Duckworth
1st Dec 2011 (#)

Ooops, used the wrong word in my comment...should have been piece, instead of peace!!! LOL :-)

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author avatar Songbird B
5th Dec 2011 (#)

Hahahaha..so easily done isn't it Randy?Glad you enjoyed my rant...lol

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author avatar NEERAJ BHATT
4th Dec 2011 (#)

Interesting to read.

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author avatar Songbird B
5th Dec 2011 (#)

Thank you for looking in, Neeraj..

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author avatar Delicia Powers
5th Dec 2011 (#)

Very fun and well done:0)

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author avatar Songbird B
5th Dec 2011 (#)

Glad you liked it Delicia.. I wasn't smiling so much while it was going on, but can just about see the humour in it now that we are back to normal again.. Glad you enjoyed my friend..

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