My first car, a prancing lion driven wild by me.
3rd hand – old hand, geared for my tentative changes,
its ready revolutions always teaching this learner
and whose body worked by my skill and experience ages.
Initially, GJ06 MYM we were a perfect hot match
Our relationship was forged while your metal proved.
That date destined that our love should hatch
Since you opened 5 doors and my heart was moved.
Great Grey, to all 4 corners of this Kingdom you travelled
Pack horse, horse powered wee sea faring loco-motive.
206 caravans of home, building a foundation of Napkinplan,
Modern Bucephalus, my trusted steer – our Odyssey’s emotive.
One final road and adventure to discover the Emerald Isle.
You mountaineer, explorer, stereo: beauty of Kerry.
Good speed reliable Tenzing, I enjoyed every mile
Parted now only for the world’s finest Ruby.
A4 tunes of memories left, our Daft nights alone,
The bond of the right cart, a shared Franc soul,
I still see impressions of you, hear your crappy horn,
On Dublin’s cobbled streets – I’m stationary and forlorn!