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The Bomber and the Bombshell

She broke down 
Like a Ford in a storm 
Anything to garner a reaction 
Who could resist that pretty little red dress, 
Soaked, and covered in oil? 
Not anyone I knew, 
And I knew myself well. 
I slowed to a lame dog's pace 
to get a better look 
As she pulled a rusty iron 
From a burlap bag in the boot.
She very well coulda been 
Holding a Bible 
She looked so sorry. 

I changed in a phone booth 
Quick like the wind to her back 
And flew in on my red n' blues. 
A bomber makes a fine umbrella 
For a roadside Stella. 
And, by starlight she watched 
An artist in his element. 
She did her best to shield me 
With our leather lean-to 
As my hands made 
Their way under the skirt 
Of the broke lady; 
Handled with a delicate firmness 
Only experience can bestow.
I knew what I was doing. 

Graciousness was God's gift 
To her it seemed, 
As she lit a cigarette to 
Spite the rain 
And pressed it to my lips; 
my hands were spoken for. 
A look and a smile 
Was all I could muster as 
The deluge made quiet 
The victorious purr 
The old beast let out in relief. 
"Thanks" with a kiss to my cheek 
Was the moment I knew. 
She scurried off to slam the door 
Before I realized she was gone. 
I was gonna miss that jacket.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013

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Date: 8/2/2013 11:24:00 AM
was this for the leather jacket contest? if so it is an excellent entry.
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Date: 8/1/2013 11:00:00 AM
Congratulation on being featured. Excellent poetry poet.
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Date: 7/4/2013 12:18:00 AM
"tremendously awesome........... congrats!!! SKAT"
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Date: 6/28/2013 8:48:00 AM
Great poem. Told a nice little story. Congrats on your win
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Date: 6/22/2013 12:39:00 PM
you are an awesome poet... sad to know your comfort shell is gone... thank you.. for the comment...LINDA
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Date: 6/22/2013 12:37:00 PM
Hello Andy, "Welcome to the poetry soup. I'm stopping by to invite you on over to my latest contest -- I'm hoping you will consider the enjoyment and challenges we offer on this site. Please consider my contest. You can find the contest page on the top left hand side. I’m looking forward in reading and enjoying your poems in the future. Today I will start by reading all you have posted this far.. Hoping to become a follower and a friend to your poems, and persona. Thanks @-> LINDA <-@"
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Date: 6/20/2013 12:52:00 PM
Hmmm.. interesting and passionate read with lots of innuendo's. Welcome to P/Soup.
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Andy Ellsworth
Date: 6/20/2013 1:11:00 PM
Thanks Kim! Feedback appreciated.
Date: 6/20/2013 8:56:00 AM
Good morning Andy, wow.... this is a nice poem, I seen a contest about a jacket, hopefully you check out the contest page, and enter your awesome poem. I give it a perfect 7. Stopping by with a nice and sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup fan and "FRIEND"....... God Bless........... Hugs* SKAT
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Andy Ellsworth
Date: 6/20/2013 1:13:00 PM
Wow, thanks so much SKAT. I'm honored to have you on my team. I'm on my way to check out your work.
Date: 6/20/2013 5:07:00 AM
Hey, Andy ! - Pleased to read your first poem in the P-Soup! - You write very well. - Welcome to P-Soup, hope you will get much pleasure from sharing your thoughts and words here with us :) - Here it is: give to get, comments - then you will get feedback on your writing - I love get feedback on what I write. - Wish you luck my "new friend" - Have fun with poetry! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
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Andy Ellsworth
Date: 6/20/2013 1:14:00 PM
Thank you Anne. I love your piece on coffee... mmm.