Saturday, February 04, 2017


Post 1441. Saturday February 4

Sunday Scribblings 2

Let me read it to you. Just click on the arrow.

Greetings madam
welcome sir
Come right in
and choose a car

Look over there
that one in blue
I'm certain sir
it was made for you

Stroke those curves
look at those lines
Feel that sheen
it's simply sublime

Madam just look
at this luggage space
Imagine the shopping
you'll fit in this place

Open the door sir
sit in that seat
Breath in the leather
stretch out your feet

Here ma'am a mirror
so terribly chic
Perfect when giving
your make up a tweak

Open the hood sir
a beautiful sight
Six litres of muscle
to power your flight

Madam this colour
it's you don't you think?
If not, by the way,
they make it in pink

Why are you leaving
I've lots more to show
Kind sir and dear madam
I beg you don't go!


Greetings madam
Welcome sir
Come right in
and choose a car..........

Those of you who followed my autobiographical series A Chequered Career will know that I was a car salesman for over 20 years! This piece is therefore somewhat self-deprecating!

For Sunday Scribblings 2 where our given word is Choice



  1. Beautifully written and even more so spoken. I long for the day we might meet. ~hand to heart~ You amaze me.

    1. Who knows? Stranger things have happened! Thanks so much for your continued support Darla.

  2. Listening to you read this was truly delightful, you made it come alive! I hope you will record another for us again soon! I would never make a good salesman of any kind, I am not good at seduction. You portrayed the car salesman's finesse very well!

    1. Selling in form or another has been my life though I've never actually used 'that' voice!Thanks so much JJ

  3. Hi Keith - that was great being able to listen to you read the poem ... well done - gosh I hadn't reached that bit about the car salesman aspect in your cv! But fun ... well done .. and yes hearing you read your own work was definitely worth doing .. cheers Hilary

    1. Hilary, thank you so much. I was totally out of my comfort zone with this piece so I'm glad it seems to have worked!

  4. Lol, yep, my car is a pink make-up application machine! I don't see the problem here :-)

    (Actually, I don't drive or wear much make-up!)

    1. Haha! Are you certain I can't sell you one?

  5. Car salesmen (Oops! Salespersons) haven't changed since I bought my first new one and that was long, long time ago, mind you they do lay on snacks now but the spiel is the same. Sounds as though you would make a good one Keith!

    1. I was, for over twenty years! I also trained them so you could say it's my specialist subject! Cheers OE