08 January 2017

Bricks

Red and brown and black
From earth of sand and clay
Fired, piled high and stacked
In lyme and sand, row upon row to stay

Reaching high and standing strong
Standing tall and proud and fine
Warm and safe in Winters long
Stand ‘gainst gales or hot sunshine

Stair-stepping and interlocking
Rough and sharp and clean and squared
Together creating strength so shocking
Sheltering frail futures shared.

D. Denise Dianaty
©17 September 2014