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Volkswagen Widow

Crack open an eye on Saturday morn,
and reach out to give him a cuddle.
To find he's been up since break of dawn,
and crouched in a black oily puddle.
Began with the Polo, a fast one I guess,
On day three the engine goes BOOM!
Self serviced the car to cost himself less,
Now there's wires spewing out from the loom.
A holey exhaust, a broken headlight,
and fag burns adorning each seat.
The bulbs have all blown so he cant drive at night,
or too far coz the car overheats.

To top this all off, he then bought a Golf
GTI so it's fast as a cheetah.
It's German, it's black, he's named it Adolf,
The fact it won't start, common feature.
He pulled out the seats and the engine and tanks,
It's now just a sad empty shell.
I put up and put up but still get no thanks,
So I wish these cars would burn in hell.
I'm tired of washers and bolts on the floor,
of my kitchen and hallway and loo.
Got wires and leads and cards off the doors,
Full suspension in my living room.

Im sick of these Dubs, I'm sick of the sight
of alloys and tyres and....just....bits.
The attention these Dubs get from morning til night,
It's beginning to get on my.....nerves.
Just put down your spanner, your socket and wrench
and grab a cold drink from the fridge
Take off your stained jeans, and jump in the bath

Now, where did I put the phone number for the scrap yard?.......

6th September 2011

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  1. Date: 11/24/2011 10:25:00 AM
    Ha! Jodie, this poem is hilarious. You even included the Golf GTI - "Its German, its black, he's named it Adolf...." Hoho! This is another favourite of mine if you are still looking for suggestions about publishing. Oh! And the DC shoes one too. You take a everyday aspect such as favourite shoes and give it poetic flair.

  1. Date: 9/8/2011 5:11:00 PM
    OH my I haven't read your writes before [I don't think? but I'm old hmmm] this was GREAT! YEs it did rhyme but the rhyme was so subtle it reads like free verse..I just adored your good hearted sense of humour an obviuos love of hubby! CONGRAD's light & love [did you mean duds ..something that doesn't work?]

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    Date: 9/9/2011 11:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    haha, have mailed you with an explaination, but in a nut shell, there is a 'dub-scene' within the VW owners. Mainly the old Polo's Golf's Beetles and Camper vans are the 'dubs'. the hippie type cars that Volkswagen made. The bane of my life >.<
  1. Date: 9/8/2011 4:16:00 PM
    Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 9/7/2011 11:09:00 PM
    ;) great poem, do you have the phone number handy for the scrap yard? Congratulations on your win. Loved it. Lee

  1. Date: 9/7/2011 6:14:00 PM
    A great poem Jodie. Congratulations. Joyce

  1. Date: 9/7/2011 12:44:00 PM
    hey sis, congrats on a great win,,volks.. hate them..David

  1. Date: 9/7/2011 11:01:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in this contest Jodie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/7/2011 10:42:00 AM
    Congrats Jodie on your big win with this cool write luv..

  1. Date: 9/7/2011 10:25:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in the "Driving Me Crazy" poetry contest sponsored by Paula Swanson. CR

  1. Date: 9/6/2011 8:49:00 AM
    good one.....funny!!