2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 21 – Good Fences


For today’s prompt, write a poem that responds (or somehow communicates) with another poem.

Robert Frost: Mending Wall

‘Good fences make good neighbours.’

These words echo in my head

As my aging neighbour

Rails against me for not fixing the fence.

The palings were once pristine

Back in the nineteen fifties

But like so much that ages

Needs propping up in places

Patched in others

Is well past its use by date.

Finances are limited

Children a greater priority to fences

But a neighbour must be kept on side

Sacrifices are made

A new fence ordered.

A new shiny steel one

High enough so my neighbour cannot see over

But he’s happy knowing

‘Good fences make good neighbours.’


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3 Responses to 2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 21 – Good Fences

  1. Lyn says:

    LOL I’m reminded of another saying…”Love thy neighbour, but tear not down thy fences.” 🙂

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