Rural Overflows!


HoneywagonThere are many advantages of living in the countryside. Naturally there are also disadvantages that the estate agents never mention. Perhaps the greatest of these can be found hiding at the bottom of many rural gardens and it’s not a fairy! Many country dwellers can only dream of the convenience and ease of that Utopian delight that urban dwellers take for granted, mains drainage…

There’s something growling at the bottom of the garden,
It’s oozing some horrific sludge,
The draining rods have failed to clear it,
The smelly unmentionables refuse to budge!

But I know some modern-day warriors,
Their blue tanker-chariot leads the fight,
Even though it’s now raining,
They will put the situation right!

“Honeywagon to the rescue!”
Lead the charge with extended hose!
Advancing with some powerful sucking,
All the effluent suddenly goes!

So if you live in an urban jungle,
You’ll never meet these noble men,
Who rescue countryfolk from ex-stink-tion,
Then with a flush they’re gone again!

With greatest of thanks to the Honeywagon Company for their tireless battle on our behalf against the overflow! The Honeywagon Company can be found at

© Baldock Bard 2013
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2 thoughts on “Rural Overflows!

  1. How lovely! Thank you so much for letting us know you had blogged about us. So nice when people take the time to phone up to let you know they appreciate you!
    We love the poem and have printed it and put it up in the office and the drivers room. We are now wasting most of the afternoon reading your other blogs as they are so amusing…. (if my boss reads this ….no we’re not!)
    Kind regards


    Donna Nicholas


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