I thought that I would share a sample of my poetry that isn't related to old cars. If people are interested there is quite a bit more.
The first one is about a husband's dilemma when his wife asks him does he like her new haircut - or it could be does he like her new dress - or the wife's dilemma when her husband asks what she thinks of his latest poem. Actually Vivian and I are pretty straight forward and I do have permission to say "no" but possibly not "NO!"
I like to play with different rhyming schemes. This one uses rhyming triplets which is unusual, normally you have rhyming couplets (or quadruplets but they are really two couplets in a row with the same rhyme). It has the effect of making the switch to a new rhyme unexpected and in a way makes the poem seem a bit "jerky". Hopefully that adds to the feeling that the husband, in this instance, is trying to evade the issue.
Darling, Do You Like My New Haircut?
Since it’s a sin to tell a lie
A saying that you oft apply
Then darling can you tell me why ….
You ask me do you like my hair
With a most expectant stare
In answering I must take care ….
Now darling do I have this right
A lie’s OK if coloured white
In which case I think I might ….
Declare that I do love it so
The way the highlights seem to glow
And hope my true thoughts do not show
It seems that if for married bliss
I am forced to lie like this
I wonder what the reason is ….
You ask me this when we both know
That I am forced to respond so
And dare not truly answer, “NO!”