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True Mechanic

April 11, 2013
By delfosar001 SILVER, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
delfosar001 SILVER, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"be who you are and say what you feel because those who don't mind matter and those who mind don't matter"- Dr. Suess

You come from bad experiences.
Mistakes you can’t go back and change;
damaging relationships,
burying yourself in drugs,
and forgetting life by drinking;
those wrong paths you traveled ,
leaving you unsatisfied and empty.
You are bruised and battered;
a boy fractured from his past.

You see light in me,
a bright stream shining through the dark clouds.
I think you truly believe I am pure good.
However, I’m not that perfect image in your head.
I have sped through a few red lights,
even blown through stop signs along the way.
I have journeyed down one way streets,
leaving me stuck in places I didn’t want to be.

I’ve had a few accidents along the way;
a fender-bender here,
a couple of scuffed tires there.
I’ve been broken into,
my beloved objects and people torn from me.

There are still parts of me that have yet to be fixed;
a crack in the windshield, a missing piece of the engine…
not all visible from the outside or easy to explain.

I tried asking others to fix me.
They only painted over top the scratched up paint job,
washed the cracked windshield,
and told me my tires would be fine with just a little black spray paint.
I’ve been searching for restoration from the wrong places.
However, I finally found the perfect mechanic;
the one that can repair any damage.

I’m wondering if maybe you’ve had a similar experience;
your vehicle has been seriously marred too.
Only, I don’t think you met the mechanic that can remake your whole structure.

He can align your crooked wheels from the accidents you’ve been in,
change the dark and dirty oil.

It may take more than just one appointment at the shop,
more than one small oil change.
But, if you give Him enough of a chance,
and you give me a chance,
He can create us,
a shiny new model.

The author's comments:
Finding the best Mechanic is mandatory.

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This article has 2 comments.

SierraJ said...
on Apr. 14 2013 at 4:37 pm
SierraJ, Syracuse, New York
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Favorite Quote:
" Even if you shoot for the moon and you miss, you'll still land among the stars "

Loved it ! Really well written. :)

on Apr. 13 2013 at 12:26 am
This is seriously an amazing poem. I absolutely love your comparison to a broken car. Many people refer to us as michines are cars. I can relate to this poem SOOO much. I hope that this girl gave you the chance you needed :)