The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #3593146
Posted By: Amos
17-Jan-14 - 11:13 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
ELEGY WRITTEN IN A TEXAS JUNKYARD
The curfew tolls the knell of parting day,
The weary pickup on the black-top rolls,
The weary driver glances once away,
And drives the pickup straight into a pole..
Now bends the chromium bumper on the front,
And all the air a solemn stillness holds,
Save where the beetle wheels his droning flight,
And tinkling headlights crumble in the cold.
The parking stanchion now is bowed and bent
Unto the lingering sunset does complain
This truck, mis-guided and mis-spent,
Has sadly marred her solitary reign.
Beneath the engine-hood, now creased and bended
The engine beats its fitful, faithful tune
But faith, once broken, is not quickly mended
And new wheels will replace the old truck soon.
For all its loyal service now is ended
And trust to rust will run, however hard
Farewell, first truck she e'er befriended!
We'll meet again, beyond the wrecker's yard.