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The Designer’s Touch


Mondays Finish the Story

The neighbors were not happy about my choice of yard art.

They didn’t mind the statues

Or the rusting bed springs and such

I think what really irked them

Were the appliances on the lawn


It started with the washer

I kept by the front door

When it finally died I kicked it from the portico to the grass

It covered up the weeds so I let it lie

Now there’s toasters, ‘frigerators, and TV sets,

Water heaters, a mangle or two,

Ovens, microwaves, sewing machines, three or four TV antennas (the kind that’s sposed to go on the roof)

A whole pile of hairdryers…

Uncle Johnny tried to scrap his pickup here but I made him take it back. I didn’t think it fit with the theme I had going. He tried to argue with me but I held my ground.

There’s just no accounting for taste.




18 thoughts on “The Designer’s Touch

  1. There is no accounting for taste! Well done TN! Thanks for participating once again in the MFtS challenge and I hope that you return next week… Bee well… ^..^

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  2. Love the fact that the pickup truck would ruin the work of art featuring, I think, non-working parts of “convenience” appliances.
    Great description — I actually know a yard like that and you have captured it perfectly.

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  3. I live in the country. This rubble yard art is a popular style. I personally am not enthusiastic about it, but I do have an ancient rusty tractor that I love and bought on purpose to turn it into garden art. Go figure.

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  4. Realistic excellent response to the prompt ~ “Where there’s muck there’s money” is a great truth ~ Unsightly but true ~ Great writing TN ~ 🙂

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