Sunday Whirl (Wordle #125) presents a list of words
that we must incorporate in a writing piece.
The words this week are:
pay, stains, center, bell, dimension, intrigue,
magic, only, used, avenue, answer, change
For the non-Australians: the FJ was a model of car made by
General Motors Holden in Australia in the mid-1950’s.
The Old Holden.
Only a faded shell of a former glory,
She rusts in a weedy paddock.
The headlights, broken:
The aimless stare of the dazed;
The upholstery cracked
Like an old woman’s pouting lips,
The paintwork flat, dull
Faded and chalky.
She is showing the ravages of time
The ravages of being unloved
Once though, in her heyday, those magical days,
She would have been the centre of attention.
Driven with love through the streets,
Through the avenues of admirers,
A young boy’s answer to awkwardness:
A life changing, status making addition,
A new dimension to the male ego.
I wonder how many women
Succumbed to her intrigue?
Who’s counting? One? None? Nine?
Best not ask, I guess.
Stains on the fabric of time.
The price you pay for being used.
Now, with us salivating like Pavlov’s dogs
To the ringing of the bell of the new,
The Old Holden has a special place
In the paddock of our memories,
We are no longer beholden to her.
There are better models,
And better rides, to be had.
Rust in peace.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2013