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 weldings.

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

cocking-a-gleaming snoot

at the jaw dropped gates of the breakers yard!

◄ my puerile years

Precious hours...their sanctuaries ►

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Jemima Jones

Tue 2nd Oct 2018 15:46

coincidental you should make that comment Nicola because I'm just getting over my past health problems. Adam, I'm not familiar with Gluck but I'll look this person up as soon as I can. It was my privilege to do so Leon. You poor thing Stefan but I'm sure your efforts were rewarded at some point. Rose, don't worry there wasn't and never will be any kind of differences of the argumentative kind between us it was just that I needed a long break in order to get my health back on track. Thank you, everyone. Jemima.

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Rose Casserley

Fri 20th Jul 2018 13:06

JJ back to loving your stuff. Let me know if we have settled our differences chuck.



Rose 💋

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Sat 3rd Mar 2018 20:56

and boy do I know how much patience is needed! If I had a quid for every time I went crawling under broken down cars
with a ratchet, or pulled dent's out ( Patricia! ) I'd be a rich man.

A really lovely and so well deserved dedication to your Pa Jems.

P&S xx

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LEON STOLGARD

Sat 3rd Mar 2018 17:08

I have never read a more wonderful tribute to a father than this Jems.Superb!

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Adam Whitworth

Sat 24th Feb 2018 17:12

very like louise gluck's poetry, and that's a big compliment.

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Nicola Beckett

Sat 24th Feb 2018 16:30

all wounds heal with time x

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