What’s so great about do-it-yourself
They say that it’s fun and good for your health
They say it saves money
And helps you make friends
And is the ideal way to spend a weekend

They said do-it-yourself
So I did it myself
And do it I did and it never got done
Now because I tried to build a shed
I’m lying in a hospital bed
And I can tell you it sure wasn’t fun

My memory’s blank
I got hit by a plank
That was balanced on some blocks
I stumbled and flailed
And got stuck on some nails
Hidden inside the shed’s box

As if that wasn’t enough
When it was finally up
The roof decided to fall off

Now I’m lying in bed
Bandaged, half dead
I look a bit like a mummy
Yes you may laugh
As I have my sponge bath
But I’m telling you that it isn’t funny

And as for the shed
It’s now down the tip
I should have built myself
A pyramid.

DIY - A short funny poem about the dangers of doing it yourself.