Patricia McGoldrick offers us a list of words from which we can choose three or more to incorporate into a poem. She says her list "is inspired by actual neighbours in our community and life, in general."
I didn't attempt to use all the words in my poem, although I did use several. "These are words that go together well" as a song once said.
Patricia's list may be seen below, after you've looked at the photo I chose (Teresa might like it) and after you've read the doggerel I've written.
|Wikimedia Commons photo "The Neighbors" by Jeffrey Pang|
good fences make good neighbours, they say,
unless they are nine-year-old boys,
in which case they’ll climb right over the fence
to fight or to argue or play
a handshake will make good neighbours of men
while laughter and tears bond the women
athough if pets like to wander or stray,
men might have to shake hands again
weather is good for discussion;
or hometowns, or parents, or children,
especially if somebody’s teenagers play
loud music with lots of percussion
Kay Davies, October, 2013
Here's the list. Thanks, Patricia!
Neighbor / Neighbours