You know the way you take the car

In just to change a plug –

‘Without new engine, won’t get far,’

The mech says with a shrug,

‘The chassis, too, if I were you,

I really would replace,

And you need all new tyres too –

This lot are a disgrace!

Upholstery, I clearly see,

Is very badly torn,

And it now does appear to me,

As I am sure you will agree,

Transmission’s badly worn!’

Today I went to doctor for

A script to be renewed:

Before I’d come back out the door,

My bod had been reviewed –

The details may yet follow

Should the suffering recede,

It really beats me hollow

How profusely I can bleed!

 © Colonialist August 2012 (WordPress/Blogs24)

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. optie says:

    Hope you are firing on all cylinders and your engine is running smoothly again soon Col 🙂


  2. eof737 says:

    Sending you healing love and light… It’s an insightful poem too. 😉


  3. Gobetween says:

    They are tapping you dry.


  4. Good poem! Good luck with the medical stuff!


  5. Anthony says:

    From the sound of things, u and the car are in need of urgent repairs? Ha.ha.ha!


  6. The Asian says:

    You go in with one thing wrong and come out with ten! Hope you’re feeling better


  7. Ah, you join us high-maintenance types, Col…hope all is well. And that your wallet has recovered from the car doctor.


  8. That’s why I stay away from doctors – they always make you sick!


  9. adinparadise says:

    These doctors have to keep the wolf from the door, Col. Nothings as simple as it should be these days. 😦


  10. newsferret says:

    Sound like a Be Em double You or a Merc,
    and I can see the bank manager shirk!


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