Wednesday, September 4, 2013

In A Jam?

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Rust;
that flaky, ginger, crust
whose russet tones pierce the heart
even as they start
alarm bells ringing,
cash signs pinging...
"How much for a new  -  ?!!
Whew!"

(You fill in the gap
chaps.)
If part of your car
rusts, better by far
you get it fixed
soon, despite mixed
emotions. The cash drain
will only increase, and you'll gain
nothing by leaving it till another day.
Pay up, grin and bear it.
"Shit!"

Written especially for Poetry Jam

14 comments:

  1. smiles...you def dont want the rust to build up....had to sand down tractor engine parts last weekend to get rid of it...its not a lot of fun. ha

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  2. You're right, Jinksy! Rust is something you really don't want to let go... Also symbolic for other things in life, I think!! No problems improve with age!

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  3. haha... such a creative take on rust, Jinksy

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  4. Funny poem! I like how you invite us to fill in the gaps. I also like "The cash drain/will only increase, and you'll gain/nothing by leaving it till another day.

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  5. unique take on rust...really enjoyed :)

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  6. Glad to see you around again Jinksy--though I have been kind of off and on myself around the cyberpoetry world of late so maybe it was me....Anyway I enjoyed this--gave me a smile--I am always one who hopes my car will fix itself!

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  7. Excellent, as Neil Young says 'Rust never Sleeps' better fix it when you see it.

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  8. This is a snap, crackle and pop poem ... very nice!!!

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  9. Too late - my car has not only rust, but HOLES! Ack! But it still runs!

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  10. best not to leave it too long... indeed - I enjoyed this poem very much

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  11. Hahaha! Best not leave it too long is right! Good one, Jinksy!

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