Saturday 1 June 2019


Drive me with your skilled, sure hands;
keep me within the legal speed limits
displayed on the road signs;
make sure my tyre tread always conforms
to the ideal safety depth gauge.

Try to keep me well inside the margins
of the white lines and cat's eyes;
and please don't over-rev my engine,
just keep me purring easily
without straining my aged gears.

When it is rush hour, try to remain calm.
I have no desire to race - although I still could.
Let no one ridicule you for respecting me,
or goad you into a road rage mode
filled with deadly competitiveness.

If there are accidents, let it not be us.
My biggest phobia is blue and white tape
across a closed carriageway. Don't let that happen -
where a forty-two ton truck has devoured me
and we are enmeshed within it's pistons and drive shaft.

Instead, cruise me gently along quiet country lanes
away from insane motorways, crowded city streets
or treacherous mountain tracks.
Just let your phone ring,
don't answer it while driving me.
Please, bring me safely home to my garage.


  1. Hard to tame a sports car that wants to brag but it could be deadly.
    Let it be tamed and slow down so that its beauty can be admired and its driver live to see another day.
    You tell wonderful stories in the way that you write my dear friend. I could feel the power of this car through your words and the danger.

    Big Hugs and All My Love

    1. Oh how I still miss her, Jan! We sold her back in 2008, and it felt like losing a precious friend!😢
      Thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement...they truly mean so much...😊😊

      All my love and hugs ❤❤❤

  2. Love the dignity and pride of this beautiful car. And that it knows itself to be beautiful.

    1. PS: Colour me super impressed at the wide range of your beautiful 'voice'.

    2. Aww Sue...that is so kind! My most heartfelt thanks!!
      Yes, I still miss her after these 11 years. She was such a beautiful car...

      Thinking of you...and

      Wishing you a wonderful day!😊😊

      Lots of love and hugs ❤❤❤

  3. If such cars could talk.. Enjoyed
    I have memories of such conversations with similar precious cars in the past.

    1. Absolutely! I wonder what they would have to say about us, if they could? Lol
      Strange how we relate to our cars, isn't it? All of mine have been beloved "pets!"
      Many thanks, Anthony.😊😊

  4. "Instead, cruise me gently along quiet country lanes
    away from insane motorways, crowded city streets
    or treacherous mountain tracks"

    I'm there in the car cruising (safely) along quiet country lanes … and it's wonderful.

    Great poem Ygraine

    All the best Jan

    1. Oh wow...thank you, much!
      So happy you enjoyed the country cruise in UNK...😉
      Oh for just one more day with her...!!

      Big Hugs xxx

  5. Ygraine, you wrote that so beautifully my friend, I was able to picture everything from beginning to end!

    1. Thank you so much, Lon...and really happy you enjoyed!😊😊

  6. Oh dear Ygraine this is REMARKABLE poem!

    extraordinarily done :)

    i was almost with you on back seat listening your silent desire for LONG DRIVE
    smooth and serene while enjoying all views passing by :)

    EXCELLENT job my dear friend!

    1. Dearest Baili...oh thank much!
      Yes, she was wonderful to ride in...really comfy and smooth...wish you could have joined us on a trip. I just know you would have enjoyed it!😊😊

      Lots of love and hugs ❤❤❤

  7. what a great point of view poem - ...very original and unique! i love it.

    1. Oh thank you so much, Sandy...that truly means so much to me! I am so happy you enjoyed.😊😊

      Hugs xxx

  8. so great poem dear Ygraine, hus and love

    1. Dear Gloria...I really hope your arm is getting better!
      Am still sending lots of healing hugs!!😊😊
      And my heartfelt glad you enjoyed!

      Lots of love ❤❤❤

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