Writing Prompt #112 “Personification Car” – Blossom


I was the model of 53,

Swish and just the ant’s pants

As modern as you get back then.

I’ve carried a family

From one end of the state to the other.

Blossom was what they called me

Reliable and started every time

Gave excellent service

For a family that was ever growing.

The father bought me in from a friend

Drove me home proudly

Had a garage all ready

Cared for me

Serviced me

Kept me in tiptop shape.

At holiday time he piled in his family

Drove carefully round the winding roads to the city

Only once was stopped:

A copper said I travelled over the centre lines

The father was mortified, feared gaol

But he was the worrying type.

We journeyed on and at the lights

We were struck from behind.

Chaos reigned

Was every one ok?

By back end was badly bent.

We journeyed on and repairs were made.

I was always apprehensive after that, at lights.

Over time as I aged and began to fade

The boy took me over

Drove me to his first job

Over exhausting hills

And rolling plains

But I got him there

I never faulted

I coughed and panted

Wheezed but always focused.

He treated me kindly

But one day let me go.

He wanted small and zippy

And that I certainly wasn’t.

So a collector has me now

I sit in a shed all covered

And once a year he brings me out

And runs me round his yard.

It’s been a good life

There’s still spark in my plugs

And air in my tyres

And everything works

In a limited way.

But I have character

And personality

Not bad for a 53 model.

Written for: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2015/06/21/writing-prompt-111-personification-car/

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22 Responses to Writing Prompt #112 “Personification Car” – Blossom

  1. mandy says:

    We ’53 models had a lot going for us. Newer models might be all fancified, but kick their tires and they aren’t all that. Thanks for the reminder, Michael.

  2. Oliana says:

    Spark in your plugs…too cute…I enjoyed this, Michael. You put life into this old faithful car:)

  3. There’s still spark in my plugs

    This is so charming and you have followed the car through out her llife and a pretty damn good life at that. Excellent Michael!

  4. DELL CLOVER says:

    This is great–I do wonder why people name their vehicles, though…

    • mandy says:

      When I was growing up, Dell, every car we had was called “Betsy.” I can only think it was because my dad didn’t like women and enjoyed kicking her and throwing rocks rocks at her back end when she didn’t cooperate. I’m talking about the car, of course.

  5. phylor says:

    Sounds like 1953 was a good model year. I hear there have been many recalls from mine.
    Here’s to spark in your plugs and air in your tires!
    Blossom is a wonderful story.

  6. Candy says:

    What a sweet life this tells about. Nicely done!

  7. Bastet says:

    Nicely told … and brought back memories of my family’s first car … 🙂

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