TRADE-IN


 


1.

Despite my devotion,
My wit, smarts and class…
She traded me in
For a smile and an ass!

It’s true that she
Grew tired of me -
What she used to find charming
Grew stale and disarming;

Though once lauded,
I was now well
Surpassed…


2.

I’ve come to think that
This blunt auto trade,
Came about as a result
Of an agreement she’d made;

To avoid getting late in
The chance for updating
She smiled, winked and signed;
Fearing the moment she’d find

The colours among others
Would quickly
Fade.

3.

Can this new model
Fulfil her desires;
Does it put out, come too quickly?
Have a firm set of tyres?

Without a doubt
She’ll soon find out
That cars run on fiction
Produce little friction

Pumped full with
The lies of
Car-byers.


4.

If credence be
To her decision lent,
She’ll have to explain
The extra money she’s spent;

If the problems belong
To the trade-inner who’s wrong;
About replacing an old-timer
In a state which is primer

What can she expect
But a deficient
Replacement.

 

5.

 

In anger and rage I sang
My wounded pride;
But my doubts of spite were
Of target well-wide.

I believed that to suffer
Would help make me tougher;
I forced myself on
So you'd believe my con -

But these self-made
lies showed me
Empty inside.

 

6.

 

The Trade-In was a carcass - it was lost
Stolen, then burned;
From its ashes flew a vehicle
No longer spurned.

Through self-repair it was I saw
A man I'd never seen before;
A refurbished model
is not just to coddle;

Though traded-in,
Now refurbished
I'd truly returned.

 

Zachàr Laskewicz
Friday 13 October (Sint-Niklaas)

Last updated 29 December 2007 (Ghent)

 

0702-TRA
Trade-In (Poem by Zachàr Laskewicz)

 

 

May 2008 Nachtschimmen Music-Theatre-Language Nightshades, Ghent (Belgium)
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