Ode To Jeep, Revisited

48788E79-AC94-4B6B-9928-0525C1A4D16CI couldn’t have related unless I lived it, and from this perch, the trade-off was well worth it. Another few years, give or take a few more, we’ll be rock-climbing. 😉 He’s given me fresh eyes. And I’m still writing.

 

Riding with your top off,

Climbing Colorado’s mountains;

We even drove through

That windy Wyoming.

You were bruised

Leaving Montana,

But were repaired

All the same.

Winter,

You must have favored.

When else

Had we spent such time together?

You powered all four wheels

With muscle to spare.

Up the trail, over the boulders,

Angles could not make you sway

Proved master of the curb;

No median forced our way.

Perhaps we’ll pass

On the road somewhere.

Maybe at first

It won’t seem fair,

But look in the backseat;

Meet him

And you’ll see

That there’s more to this

Than just you and me.

When he’s fifteen,

You two would make the pair,

But he’s a little guy

Growing inside.

Soon to burst forth,

An infant no less,

Who needs gentle warmth

Protection’s caress.

It’s not only to you

We say, “Good-Bye,”

But, through him,

It’s an exchange of Life.

‘Tis a new treasure;

A fresh climb that awaits

Taking patience

And a soft grace.

We will trade you,

Rock-Crawler,

To prepare for

A floor-crawler.

After he walks,

After he hikes,

Maybe we can meet again

To take on new heights.

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