RESTORATIONAL REQUIEM FOR MY FATHER
Regardless of shape or size
each bodily replacement
cut and manipulated to fit
where the previous same
succumbed to the elements;
victimised by outside forces.
This automotive vintage child
born to the Father of motoring's great age
despite its wounds
still able to beg for the road.
Each renewed part a twinned reincarnation
even down to the tiniest of components
necessarily aiding the cause of rejuvenation.
All these stitches in time;
His endless phone calls.
His passionate attendance to detail.
His never giving up.
His mechanical wizardry.
His tried and tested bouts of patience.
His unshakeable pride.
Every one a team member in the game of worthy reimbursement.
Perfected payback for the decades of reliable transportation given.
A once rusting dishevelled ghost
proudly bypassing and both beloved driver and car
at the jaw dropped gates of the breakers yard!