Weekend Journal — An Ode To Power Tools

Weekend Journal — An Ode To Power Tools

In honor of Father’s Day, I decided to try and find common ground with engineering. While not all fathers are engineers and not all engineers are fathers, they often have one thing in common: love of power tools! And so I thought I’d write an ode to those wonderful things that allow us to be the heroes we need to be (but not the heroes others deserve 😉 ). This poem is an Horatian Ode in the style of Percy Bysshe Shelley.


O power tools, great utility! We salute you

For in our haste we need provided brunt

To drill a hole or secure a loose screw

prevent our everlasting, straining grunts

That is, of course, if our blades be not blunt.


When questioning the project we must finish

our power tools are the “how” to our “what”

Though our abilities they shan’t ever diminish

They ensure the straighest, surest cut

And most importantly leave time to sit on our butts.


ps. I thought that a poem would be an easy post for today, but I spent more time trying to figure out meter and rhyme than I usually take to write posts!

1 comment

Your courage is to be commended
For it is rarely recommended
To share one’s novice composition
Without prior admonition
That a reader might somehow be offended

But your essays have portended
That with great toil expended
You could produce a new ode
In a self-published mode
And all would find it marvelously splendid

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