Thursday, August 11, 2022

Just Bill

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Just Bill

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart

people into thinking they can’t lose.”--Bill Gates.

He felt like the King of the Road.

He adhered to the Muscle Code.

He had Chevrolet Impala

on his chest; gold crayola

fenders, 396 mill,

rag top, 4-speed--name was Bill.

He felt like the King of the Road.

He adhered to the Muscle Code.

Glenn Buttkus


Posted over at d'Verse Poet's Pub


Sanaa Rizvi said...

Such smooth and expertly wrought rhymes here, Glenn! You rocked the prompt! 💖💖

Grace said...

Love the quote inspiration and your response in the form of Octelle. Car was spot on. I am smiling to the Muscle Code.

Sunra Rainz said...

Sounds like he's compensating for something, lol! Enjoyed reading this, Glenn. You flesh out characters so well :-)


Fireblossom said...

I'm from Detroit where muscle cars are king, so I'm pretty sure I've met Bill or someone just like him.

Gillena Cox said...

Wow so well done!!!
Luv the opening quote.
Happy Thursday.


Tricia Sankey said...

Clever little Octelle! Great title and quote to rev it up.

JadeLi said...

"He had Chevrolet Impala on his chest" is a great line in a fine tribute octelle to a swell muscle car. I miss those old chrome king boats.

Truedessa said...

He's flexing his muscles ready to roll.

Nitin said...

Wonderful use of personification. I haven't read too many poems about muscle cars. So, this was refreshing.

ben Alexander said...

I think this octelle gets my award for "most fun to read" ~ I love it, Glenn!

Much love,
David [ben Alexander]

Mish said...

You brought this bad boy to life with the tools of the Octelle. Nice one.

paeansunplugged said...

Ooh! Love the muscled display, Glenn! Fantastic.

robkistner said...

Loved this Glenn, read like a folk ode — “Impala Bill”! Loved my rag tops, had a number of ‘em brother — my rollin’ love nests… 😏✌🏼❤️

Mrityunjay Dixit said...

A fun octelle. Enjoyed it very much. said...

Like where this prompt took you, Glenn!