Six Concrete Canoes

Six concrete canoes float
      on the water
Six concrete canoes rest
      out on the grass
Four raced, were paddled boldly
      four concrete canoes raced
Battled fiercely, but never victorious.

Every last pound mixed and placed by hand
      built by hand
Countless hours endless energy;
      night after night, worked through the night
Covered in concrete, but building six canoes.

Six concrete canoes float
      in the water
Six concrete canoes rest
      out on the grass
Two broken, one beautiful and bright, and colorful;
      two demolished were unwanted.
Two more concrete canoes remain;
      but each new year, a new canoe
So these soon will be gone too;
      for now six concrete canoes.

 

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