Toyota Ute for Sale (Slight damage)

Toyota Ute for Sale (Slight damage)

A Poem by Keith
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Ad on eBay. Sorry its sold.

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My pride & joy, was that orange ute,

Perfect for the farm, a little beaut.

81 model,  94 on the clock,

It went all over our 10 acre  block.

 

We sprayed the weeds  and collected wood,

It did every job, a farm ute should.

The lads mucked up in a paddock so rugged,

Over they rolled, now the body is buggered.

 

A year has passed since that terrible loss,

I miss her badly, the wife doesn't give a toss.

She said "Get over it!  The dammed thing was  rolled,

Its never coming back,  might as well be sold."

 

“Stop moping round the house, giving the me s***s,

Put it on eBay, someone might want the bits.

From her unkind words I found consolation,

I could think of it like an organ donation.

 

So I am really hoping, that in due course,

Her Gearbox or diff, might save your work horse.

We can see the body looks a bit sick,

But the running gear is in real good nick.

 

If you have any questions give me a call,

No I'm not wrecking, you have to take it all.

 

 

 

 


© 2013 Keith



Author's Note

Keith
Flying from Sydney to Melbourne I was determined to work out an ad to get rid of my old ute. But my bloody muse kept wanting to play with a silly poem. I told him several times to "Piss off", but he just would not go away! So we ended up with this as a compromise. I got a phone call 30 seconds after the ad was listed, some Chinese guy turned up with his tow truck and it was gone within the hour. He never actually read the ad, just got the SMS alert. However, several people sent messages of commiseration saying how much they had also missed an old car they had once loved.

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Ahh the ole paddock ute!! Glad your muse kept digging at you! So glad you have a photo of it!
LOL had to laugh at the line about the organ donation!!
It was a bloody mess that's for sure.
Great rhyme and story. All up...love it(as I seem to love all your work!)

Posted 4 Years Ago


Keith

4 Years Ago

Writing workshops at Mt Macedon this weekend, I am too busy and gave it a miss but up there on a day.. read more
wordwarrior

4 Years Ago

Oh wow Mt Macedon about three quarters of an hour from me!! It's high so probably a bit chilly for m.. read more
Keith

4 Years Ago

I attend the Drouin writer's group monthly meetings whenever I can, they send out emails/invites for.. read more
HA! Loved it! A man and his truck. Awesome!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Keith

4 Years Ago

Thanks BR, I am over it now, bought a 4WD tractor, much more suitable for the purpose.
LOL I am glad I saw this.. Really cute poem.. We had an old mustard colored Oldsmobile named Scooby once... Did not sell him for much but the collage student that got him was so happy... huggs, Rose

Posted 4 Years Ago


Keith

4 Years Ago

Gippsland, Victoria Australia. About 60 miles east of Melbourne, in the bush. kangaroos on our dri.. read more
shallimarRose

4 Years Ago

Los Angelas California about sixty miles from Hollywood.. ;)
Keith

4 Years Ago

Been through there a couple of times. At 60 miles out it sounds like some nice country. Some of my.. read more
awee Im sorry for your loss, great poem though, funny but a sad goodbye. Women just dont understand hehehe

Posted 4 Years Ago


Keith

4 Years Ago

Thanks, I think I will get over it one day.
Poor old Ute!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Keith

4 Years Ago

It was sad.
Tell me you kept the sunraysia wheels atleast!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Keith

4 Years Ago

Gave them away. Thanks for dropping by.
Keith

4 Years Ago

Do you have Sunraysia's in Finland. ...or are you maybe not from there? Your command of English d.. read more
Blaise

4 Years Ago

I've lived in Finland for seventeen years, but am not native.
I am indeed saddened for your loss. I once loved an eighty-four Chevy Blazer that I dorve for far too many years and would probably be driving still if I hadn't totalled it in an accident.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Keith

4 Years Ago

Sometimes they feel like family. Thanks for reading Marie.
Hilarious and heartfelt. I have a 2003 green Taurus named Liz (for lizard) and the day my hub picked up the title after we had made the final loan payment my dear older spawn rear ended a lady in a van - giving my poor gal the most unsightly underbite. Took two years to get the menfolk motivated to replace the hood and right after they did, my son got sideswiped in a parking lot so she has a scrape down to the metal all along the side. SIgh.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Keith

4 Years Ago

They can be like old clothes, they just feel good. I bet poor old Liz is not really worth fixing, b.. read more
i had an 87 toyota pick up. loved that truck. i had just made the last payment when some clod ran a red light and t-boned me. broke my nose and my shoulder, and of course, totaled my truck whose name was Isabeau. literally broke my heart. thank you for an entertaining reminder of how much one can love a good truck!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Keith

4 Years Ago

Ah yes! It was rough riding, slow, heavy to steer and lacked any comforts. But it had character a.. read more
This was funny Keith, I am in the body shop business and I can tell you...it's a goner. But your poem will stick around for a while. Very cool.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Keith

4 Years Ago

It went for scrap a while back, I got $300. Thanks for reading Jack.

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Keith

Gippsland, Victoria, Australia



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