The Old Pickup Truck – Melanie Corneby-Robinson

One day soon the truck will bloom

Many thanks to Melanie Corneby-Robinson for submitting a poem which was inspired by a close family member’s battle with cancer. Melanie is a keen writer and is currently penning her first novel. Some of her work appeared in the July edition of ‘Writing Magazine’. We are sure you will appreciate Melanie’s poetry and we really appreciate her kindness and support.

The Old Pickup Truck 

Life is but an old pickup truck 

It trundles here and trundles there 

And sometimes trundles everywhere 

Life is but an old pickup truck. 

Not a thought is spared for the wears and tears 

Nor for the load the truck always bears 

The pressure mounts, it always counts 

Not a thought is spared for the wears and tears.  

The tyres wear, the cab looks old 

Play the last card and fold 

You can’t because the games on hold 

The tyres wear, the cab looks old. 

One day soon the truck will bloom 

When its tired shell rides out of gloom 

The wears and tears will no longer ache 

The trundles the truck will no longer take. 

One day the truck will bloom 

And that day is coming soon. 

Melanie Corneby-Robinson, Ripon

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