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“If this was a poem about_______, it would______, but this isn’t a poem about______, it’s a poem about_______.”

By Denise E LindquistPublished 2 months ago 2 min read
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If this was a poem about racecars,

we may see how there would be drag

car races talked about

there may be lots of guys to brag

and crashes of such cars

and I may want to shout

of this conversation I want out!


It would go on and on about places

of all the great races spaces

and the many different kinds of races

until I have my fill of all of this s_it

and go on to another subject and it

won’t be about any ol’ carraces!


But this isn’t a poem about racing

I have no race car or interest in that

I don’t even wear a race car hat!

I have cousins that are big race car

fans, they are near and far

to me and I will watch on my phone

occasionally when I am home alone.


So, it’s a poem about trucks

I drive an eco-diesel truck

I do not use gas rather diesel fuel oil

It is loaded and it can contribute to a spoil

of a woman. I don’t wish to give it up

so what is the problem then, sup?

Even though I get good mileage

the diesel fuel is pricey, and I watch my gage

like I never watched a gage before

It is getting old in 2024


It was first purchased in 2016

I have only had it for a year

it had 58,000 when I bought it

it has 68,000 now and it looks great

A beautiful color, no rust, it really is first-rate

so why get rid of it, I say as I sit

here looking at it!


It feels like a middle-aged crisis vehicle.

Did I miss that a few years back,

or is it only something men go through?

I don’t know, but I choose to enjoy while

I have it! I will stay on track

and keep it clean and cool and smile

all the while I’m enjoying the ride!


Thanks, Emily, for the prompt!

About this poem: Just a fun poem to play with the prompt of “If this was a poem about _______, it would ______, but this isn’t a poem about ______, it’s a poem about _______.”


First published by Write Under the Moon in medium.com

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About the Creator

Denise E Lindquist

I am married with 7 children, 27 grands, and 12 great-grandchildren. I am a culture consultant part-time. I write A Poem a Day in February for 8 years now. I wrote 4 - 50,000 word stories in NaNoWriMo. I write on Vocal/Medium weekly.

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran2 months ago

    “If this was a poem about the money, it would be possible, but this isn’t a poem about my age, it’s a poem about my life.” Lol, I used text prediction to fill the blanks. Loved your poem!

  • Babs Iverson2 months ago

    Fantastic!!! Loved this!!!❤️❤️💕

  • Daphsam2 months ago

    Wow, you did so well with this, what a fun idea. Thank you for sharing.

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