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She Will Rule
« on: May 24, 2014, 04:28:01 PM »
Right time, right place – apparently –
a dodgy estate where the roads have eyes
but we find the address
after checking over fences
and work out numbers for residences.

Red, pearlised, an affection for the Devil,
but ‘Diablo’ is pleasing nonetheless,
guess satanic temptation is at work,
which suits me fine, but I’ll check
and pretend I’m not taken yet.

No scratches, two good tyres,
decent brakes and small engine,
low insurance. Just what I need.
No sun roof to leak, or fancy key
that costs a fortune to replace.

I take a test run. The pedals are light
it feels like a dodgem car, but
I like it. The gears are easy,
the exchange can be haggled,
the mechanic gives me a guide price.

It’s mine – all mine – and when
I fix the small repairs, Jezebel
will rule the road and slice through
traffic at speed, sleek, refined
and gleaming her pedigree.

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Re: She Will Rule
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2014, 04:31:41 PM »
Still in the process of betrayal with your car, ay?  ;D

I noticed you have no 'quote marks' at the beginning or end of this.  ::)   ;D
Fare thee well Skip. We're all 'Keening' now. xbx

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Re: She Will Rule
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2014, 04:37:42 PM »
It may be a Saturday . . . but I'm still on a working week -- no 'quotes' from me to cause problems. ;D ;D ;D ;D

Got a good deal from a breaker's yard. The front driver's wing has bubbles all around the edge near the wheel arch -- not full rust yet, but not pretty. I'll be getting a new panel, right colour, right model and fitted for £40. Have to see what else I can cannibalise from the vehicle. Needs bulbs for the MFD -- I hope it's a full new unit, not essential to life, I know, but when something is new to you, you like it to have everything working and looking good. Bro' has also managed to get 4 alloy wheel trims for under £100 so that'll prettify Jezebel too. :D

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Re: She Will Rule
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2014, 04:41:12 PM »
I suspect the little-known poetry term siobhanic speed is now headed for wider status.
 ;D
Congrats on the wheels, kid - have fun... and make friends with a mechanic.

  

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Re: She Will Rule
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2014, 04:47:42 PM »
Ha ha! I have found his address based on identifying his van, and a loose description of where he lives . . . he's the one with the diagnostics testing equipment too . . . very handy is our Maurice -- just a few streets away. ;D ;D ;D

Only down side -- I'm in a panic to get Jezebel sorted so junior can take her across to London over the summer and earn enough to pay his tuition fees. I won't get her until September and he'll probably steal her if he's not living up at uni -- don't know what his arrangements are yet. Sometimes I really resent mummy sacrifices. >:(

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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2014, 04:54:59 PM »

The egyptians started it, i guess... were my uni sprog - I'd steal him a flash mountain bike - and let him win in the traffic against the car. 

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Re: She Will Rule
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2014, 04:57:20 PM »
MFD? Please not 'mo' fo-in' dashboard'? Surely not? heh heh. xbx
Fare thee well Skip. We're all 'Keening' now. xbx

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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2014, 05:02:13 PM »
Multi-function display. :D

Er -- it's a brave few miles away, Mark. :D

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Re: She Will Rule
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2014, 05:04:06 PM »
Multi-function display. :D

Er -- it's a brave few miles away, Mark. :D

Not forgetting a little ocean to cross either.  ;D
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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2014, 05:05:16 PM »
Ah, no -- he's home . . . but up at the coast. Only going to London for the summer because of better employment prospects and to be with his brothers. ;)

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Re: She Will Rule
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2014, 05:07:34 PM »
Multi-function display. :D

Er -- it's a brave few miles away, Mark. :D

I'd throw an alarm clock into the deal as well.  :D What about a motorbike then? Too much for the nerves?   

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« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2014, 05:09:10 PM »
It's finding the pennies to buy a bike and then organising road tax/MOT/insurance etc.

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« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2014, 05:19:39 PM »
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« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2014, 05:20:36 PM »
Exactly, Gyppo! :D

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« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2014, 05:23:17 PM »
you know, i've got these two vintage-type cars just rusting away outside in the rain year by year, a 1971 crew-cab VW Kombi pickup with a engineer-rebuild 1800 VW Golf engine in it. And a '78 Beetle.

The licences have lapsed and so there they stand... because my daily drivers are an Isuzu 250Dc 4x4 and a modern VW Tdi Transporter trucky. Plus a quadbike. And two tractors and a TLB. There's also a new Toyota Landcruiser in the background. Too many goddam wheels, don't let me get started on the trailers and shit.