Retired and Re-tired

Once more no internet, once more,

And to resort to mobile phone the score,

In truth I’m lousy at it, so the blame

There lies with me retiring from the game;

I’ll not be here while internet I lack,

But will return to play when it comes back.



I mention that my little car so red

Now boasts all tires with a decent tread:

Time for replacement one can clearly know

When there, on each, some canvas starts to show.

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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19 Responses to Retired and Re-tired

  1. Forestwood says:

    Gosh I had a tyre like that years ago on an old Zephyr. The steel tread was flapping around like a bird’s wing! Nice poem.


  2. kevin cooper says:

    Lol… nice little rhyme. Nice treads. Hope you get your internet sorted soon. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Widdershins says:

    Haven’t seen a ‘down to the canvas’ tire for a long time. 🙂


  4. Ditto on keeping a closer eye on those tires!
    Hope the Internet Fairy see fit to get you back plugged in and zapping soon

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    • colonialist says:

      Yes, that was rather negligent. As can be seen, the balance and alignment also needed attention.
      I think the Internet Fairy Department may have had a long wrangle with a labour dispute, as is fashionable locally.

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  5. SueW says:

    Hope normal service is resumed very soon.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. disperser says:

    That’s quite the risk, waiting for the canvas to show.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. A nice poem. I am surprised you don’t have internet. We haven’t had any problems for months.


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