If you enjoy this web site, please show your support.

Truck Driving Jobs

Author Topic: A Poem about an old truck  (Read 498 times)

simplysuzy

  • Regular Membership
  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 1
A Poem about an old truck
« on: October 11, 2018, 08:43:45 AM »
I do photography for Skelton Truck Lines and noticed an old 5 Star General in the yard. A little tired looking I asked about it and the story lead me to write this poem. I hope you like it.

I once was shiny, new and strong, wheels rolling all day long.
My engine roared with all its might, my headlights took you through the night.
No load too small, no load to big, I was your pride, your joy. Your Rig.
We’ve been bundled out and running bare, low on gas and low on air.
On busy highways or quiet streets, a better team you’d never meet.
Through driving snow and wind and hail, we pushed on through, I did not fail.
In a convoy or when we ran alone, my job? To safely bring you home.
But now my friend I hear you sigh when newer trucks go rolling by.
I know I struggle, shake, have rust, but I’ve not lost my wanderlust.
But if you must leave me or trade me in, park me so I face the wind.
Point to me to the rising sun and I’ll dream about my final run.
I’m new again, the road is clear, there’s no more shake when I’m changing gear.
My paint is flawless, radios playing our song. I may be parked but my spirit rolls on….

Suzanne Farhoud©2015

Sorry I can't seem to share the picture of the General but here is a link to it on Skeltons Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/177134415635018/photos/a.487405111274612/1175579865790463/?type=3&theater
« Last Edit: October 11, 2018, 08:55:21 AM by simplysuzy »

Hank's Truck Forum

A Poem about an old truck
« on: October 11, 2018, 08:43:45 AM »

Paul Kane

  • Regular Membership
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 10179
Re: A Poem about an old truck
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2018, 09:28:32 AM »
Very cool, kind of gave me a chill reading it.  Seems like you get it....

tery

  • Regular Membership
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 612
Re: A Poem about an old truck
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2018, 09:54:21 AM »
Welcome to the forum and thank you for the poem … I know how that old GMC feels .
___ I just drove from truck stop to truck stop to let the waitresses flirt with me ___

JJG

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8837
Re: A Poem about an old truck
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2018, 09:11:31 PM »
Welcome to the Forum Suzanne, yeah, that sums it up well, I think a lot of us have a connection with a truck once owned, driven or still own, just can't get rid of it! When I roll past open lands and see the old equipment out to pasture, but not ready to salvage, I often think those thoughts.........keep em around......great for memories, once crushed, forever gone but never forgotten.

Jim

Hank's Truck Forum

Re: A Poem about an old truck
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2018, 09:11:31 PM »

Truck Driving Jobs


 

Truck Driving Jobs