Steel, maybe, lots of steel.
Perhaps concrete by the boat-loads.
Wood, really, I would rather not use.
Impermanence has proved a problem before.
With water rot and termites, we’ll get by without, no doubt.
When I found out that 2x4s weren’t 2×4 anymore, I was floored.
They’re 1.5 x 3.5, so calling them 2×4’s deceitful.
Why use a building material whose name’s a lie?
Give me something honest; I’d go with stone.
Granite: the word says it all. Solid, dependable.
Wood? The very word sounds questionable.
Short of earthquakes and severe natural disasters stone should hold.
Better than steel, which sounds a bit deceitful, too.
Look around. You can see how rock stands up.
We’ll all be dead again before a stone-constructed world wears down.
Nothing’s permanent, of course, as we’ve plainly seen.
But maybe if we make it all of stone, we’ll stand a better chance next time around.
If ever there is a World War IV, we want to stand a chance, at least.