You have a Jaguar body

With a Pinto heart

Beautiful lines

But hard to start


Flashy in chrome

Beauty in the show

Classic racing lines

But love much too slow


Garage kept

Never touches soil

You wash it everyday

But never change the oil


You rarely purr

You just buck and bark

Carbon-fouled plugs

Providing little spark


You hide behind

The polish and wax

To shine away

The engine you lack


I need something more

Something beyond the glow

It is less about the looks

And more about the go


15 Responses to “Polished”
  1. beth says:

    this one is so cheeky and great!

  2. HA! What a great way to call out all of those who believe it’s all about how they look on the outside and not who they are on the inside! Men, read this and take heed!

  3. sudrakarma says:

    That first stanza kills me. 😁

  4. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    A great poem to all those “plastic” people…especially females but not limited to…that think they are the centre of the bloody universe! Love it! All the best my friend!

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    Brilliant! I loved the line about the Pinto heart.

  6. kristianw84 says:

    Fabulous!! If only more people were taken by what’s within rather than the pretty exterior. So well said!! 👏👏

  7. Jim Borden says:

    it’s what’s on the inside that counts…

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