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Buy a Car or Drive a Woman

A brand new car gleams with silver and unblemished paint Never belonging to anyone else brings its own desirability Virginal, it might be called…longed for but never driven Lovely girl with her makeup just right Yearned for and desired by men She chooses you, requirement virginal Everything about a new vehicle cries out for purchase Little down, guaranteed and under warranty It’s tuned to perfection Beautiful hair, glowing skin Smiling with perfect teeth, matching figure Her life geared toward marriage and family Oiled with expertise Mirrors adjusted and radio playing Seats smooth as leather with that new car smell Her guaranteed…must please her man Keep the shape, cook the meals The feelings…mutual, emotional, and sexual Once the car gets on the road, things may change That first ding in the car door The rear ender that wasn’t your fault. Three years in…two children later Hair shaggy and skin pimply Smiling but with cavities shining Leaking oil after the too close curb Radio lost its antenna only static Smell is now of smoke and bodies Five years in…three children now Lost her guaranteed warranty…new car purchased Newer, younger, and more desirable Trade her in…get the best deal for the money Wives and cars…hmm How does this equate God is the only man in her life Work, children, and baby sitters How will she pay the bills? Parked in the garage waiting, this woman Worried, alone, and struggling, this woman Someone else will want to sit beside this beautiful woman.

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Date: 4/3/2018 8:09:00 AM
The introspection and struggle to find the right words are so non-obvious here, and yet, I feel this is a highly edited and perfected poem. You have described this so exceedingly well, and raised up some interesting things some dare never to raise. Women treated like cars, tossed aside for a newer, younger, perceived classier model. HM.
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Date: 2/4/2015 10:18:00 PM
great write and comparison... like like #7... regards, nad!
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