Poetic Thursday: Waiting

Thursday! Time again for poetry with Pam and her boys at Two Spoiled Cats. I’m so glad I began participating in this meme and look forward to it each week.

Here’s this week’s photo inspiration:

You can probably tell from the length of my poem that I thought this one was fun:


Don’t be sad, I’m just hanging out for a while
til the day comes when I can make someone smile.

My days of hard work are over and done,
and now it’s time I have a little fun.

I’m nice and cozy in my grassy bed,
but the time will come when I turn someone’s head.

Just scrape off the grunge, right down to the rust.
And my dents and dings, well, they’re just a plus.

Replace a few parts, okay, more than a few.
Give me four new shoes, and that oughta do.

My looks won’t matter, it’s what’s under the hood:
one of Motor Man’s engines, that would be good.

A ‘rat rod’ I’ll be my second time around:
classic car shows and Sunday drives around town.

That rumbling you’ll hear is me coming through.
Remember, they don’t build ‘em like they used to.

If you’re wondering what a rat rod is, this link to one of my previous posts will explain it.

~These Days Of Mine~


7 responses to “Poetic Thursday: Waiting

  1. I LOVE your poem and the direction for new life for that charming pickup. Reminds me of the condition Dad found some of the tractors in that he restored. That truck is not junk – but a TREASURE!!

  2. BRAVO! Well done…..when we chose that photo for this week I just KNEW it would bring a lot of wonderful poems about that old truck. Leave it to you to sneak Motor Man into yours – not surprisingly – it was “custom made” for you this week.


  3. What a very very positive and fun poem for the truck who was almost out of luck
    Hugs Cecilia

  4. Love it!! I especially loved how Motor Man was a part of your poem….just perfect!

  5. Very cool !! As soon as I saw the pic, I thought ‘rat rod’ .. And then I thought ‘fixer upper’ … you covered both !

  6. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    I so hope you are making of book of your wonderful poems, Another gem to add to it!!!

  7. What a fun poem! I can see why the picture inspired you.

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