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Tailpipe Poems

Tailpipe Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of tailpipe poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for tailpipe.

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American Idle
The lazy consciences
of the long yawn, credulity class
work so hard
to be an American Idle

“Care less” is their toga motto

You gotta have Roman candle aspiration
Pleb effigy be the 
burning goal of a finger-twiddling nation

Fiddle sticks 
always ignite quicker
than straw bricks

Nero fire...Read More
Categories: tailpipe, allegory, metaphor, philosophy, work,
Form: Epic

A Fatal Mistake
A father went to clean his car,
All covered up in snow.
For company, he had his son,
Eleven years, in tow.

The temperature was freezing
So the dad thought he should sit
Inside the toasty car
To warm himself a little bit.

The engine hummed, the father...Read More
Categories: tailpipe, life, sad, father, father,
Form: Rhyme
As just-hitched kids, we drove 
a Model T Ford with a crank 
for the engine, and a running 
board.  My big brother sold us 
his old carriage as a first car for 
a brand new marriage. Never mind 
it...Read More
Categories: tailpipe,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Snazziest Wheels In Town
The very first automobile that I ever owned,
Was a 1937 Ford sedan that was many times preowned!
I bought it when I was a junior in high school as I recall.
It would do about 55 miles per hour with the pedal...Read More
Categories: tailpipe, funny, teen, me, me, high school,
Form: Rhyme
long may she run
you tell me that I need blue jeans
cause the tailpipe gets so hot
you say I need to wear leather boots
in case we should go down
you slather me with sunscreen
to protect me from wind and sun
you tighten the strap on my...Read More
Categories: tailpipe, loveme, me,
Form: Free verse

Mistletoe Lane
I used to get mistletoe 
Each and every year
Lost the man who brought to me
But I knew it had to be near.

Load up the kids
In an ugly old van
Chains, food, and blankets
Who needs a man?

We head to the California mountains
Not...Read More
Categories: tailpipe, family, places, seasons,
Form: Bio
In love with a Rolls-Royce
(This is a fictional poem)

A man fell in love with his brand new Rolls-Royce.
But he soon made a very bad choice.
He thought kissing a car would be the same as kissing a woman but he soon 
learned it was not.
He...Read More
Categories: tailpipe, art, funny, on writing and words,
Form: I do not know?
While Waiting for a Stoplight
litter of leaves by the side of the road,
yellowing paper, soggy with last night’s
beer, spilled from a bottle thrown
from a car and smashed in the gutter.
dead something-or-other, maybe a mouse,
lies just outside of my car in the road.
gaze straight ahead,...Read More
Categories: tailpipe, life, on work and working, places, urban,
Form: Free verse