The saddest tale I have to tell –
I know that you will cry as well,
About my battery going flat,
And how upset I was at that. 

And then, next day, the second car:
When tried to start it, no cigar!
The battery there completely dead,
And so I sat at home, instead. 

Today, I started down the street
When flapping sound my ears did greet;
A tyre had taken on a whim
To let the air out through the rim. 

The batteries charged, a tyre repair,
But still I feel a deep despair,
So dirge in C I’ve written; that’s
‘Cause key of C has got three flats!

© Colonialist August 2012 (WordPress/Letterdash)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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  1. frizztext says:

    would like to listen to you at soundcloud or youtube …


  2. Well, that’s a first. I have never known a blogger actually compose a piece for a post before. Chuckling uncontrollably here.

    Nice dirge, though.


  3. adinparadise says:

    😆 Your major woes, which are by no means minor, are definitely worthy of a whole symphony in C minor, or even C flat major, which is the very devil to play in. 😦


  4. Marco says:

    lol good one Col – should I ever need a funeral dirge, can I ask my people to contact your people so that you can write it?


  5. flimflamflik says:

    hehehehehehe! Musicians turn the woes into songs… if it makes money for them, it should for you! 😀


  6. Sous Chef says:

    Sorry about your woes, very clever lament! 🙂 say hi to MBH.


  7. Anthony says:

    Hey, at least u had a happy ending to that episode.


  8. nrhatch says:

    Bwahaha . . . definitely the right keyfor your lament!


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