Ode to the Little Brass Screw

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Forum topic by Betsy posted 05-11-2008 09:00 PM 1006 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-11-2008 09:00 PM

My little friend, how I adore you
You are bright, soft and pretty

You add beauty to all you adorn, how I adore you

Like puppy love you entice me, how I adore you

You are mysterious and alluring, how I adore you

You require so little – a gimlet and driver, how I adore you


But oh so rigid and unforgiving how I ad…cough…..cough….adore you

Like a spoiled child, one little slip, oh how I despise you

So little and soft, so easily lost, oh how I despise you

Like a camlieon, you blend so well, oh how I despise you

Because you are the last, I look and look, oh how I despise you

The screws in my knees now scream because of you, oh how I despise you

You taught me so much, oh how I lo….lik…

Never again my little friend will I force you to go where no steel screw has not gone before


Never again my little friend will I use just any driver against your pretty self


Never again my friend will I fret when I drop you

Because you taught me 3 is better than 4——-


oh how I love you.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#1 posted 05-11-2008 09:10 PM

it brings a tear to my eye, lol! nice ode!

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#2 posted 05-11-2008 11:20 PM

I think you summed it up. I do believe that I can relate to every line. It is a love/hate relationship and I know I have a few hinges that didn’t quite make it to four screws. Very nicely written.

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#3 posted 05-11-2008 11:23 PM

Pretty good Betsy! You are a poet.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 05-12-2008 01:55 AM


You are simply wonderful. That was a nice ode!!! It ranks right there with Frank’s Woodwriting Haiku’s.

Well done.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 05-12-2008 02:16 AM

thanks guys——- at least the ode made me feel a bit better. Just one more delay in getting my box finished! Oh well..

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#6 posted 05-12-2008 03:48 AM

I loved it! With photos it really made it even better.

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#7 posted 05-12-2008 05:32 AM

Woodsworth sounding like Wordsworth!

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