Living in Worthing we have had a company digging up our roads to give us new plastic gas pipes and this has caused me to write this silly little verse.
Today the corner of our street sprouted another barrier
They’re such a pretty apple green but make the road much narrower
Behind this simple plastic fence are tunnels deep and wide
And showing, when the digger’s gone, bright yellow pipes inside.
For every road in our fine town has gas pipes to replace-
The pavement’s blocked and little signs warn people there’s no space.
The cones, like sentries, guard the holes and keep the cars away
How glad I’ll be when they’ve moved on, leaving the pavements grey.
The patchwork footpath now looks odd but maybe it is good-
Pink paving stones can crack and lift – and it is time we should
Be grateful to the company for making it all neater
As long as it does not demand we have a new Smart meter!