Budget Wheels

Budget Wheels sonnet poems

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A vehicle is here for your review:
A 1946 used hatchback heart.
Not near as shiny as when it was new,
But all the parts are there and it will start.

It’s true it needs a lot of body work
With dents all over, chipped paint on the doors,
And if you drive it passersby may smirk,
But change the oil and fill the tank, it’s yours.

Of course you shouldn’t count on it for speed,
And there was more compression way back when
But it still has that old romantic need
To take you at full throttle now and then.

So treat it kindly, sweetly grease the gears,
And it will run reliably for years.

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Davis Gloff

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Davis Gloff is a singer, actor, pianist, poet, composer and any number of other things. He has appeared in several films, including VERY small parts in "Gran Torino" with Clint Eastwood and "This must be the Place" with Sean Penn. Davis started his career as an opera and concert singer (which he still does,) and then moved into commercials as well as classical music Radio. He has written poetry, always to a form. He has written over 250 sonnets, and a number of triolets, because it's fun.Davis still sings Classical Music as a soloist often, very often with orchestra, because he's asked to, and because it's fun.Davis also often appears as an entertainer singing songs by many composers as well as his own material, which is almost all funny, and almost always politically progressive.Years ago, Davis was introduced at a performance using this phrase: "He's famous, and not many people know that." He now uses that as his motto.... because it's true, because he never takes himself too seriously and because it's fun.
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Thomas Irvine

‘A 1946 used hatchback heart’, what an absolutely outstanding line!


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