Who said it was straightforward?

So later that clear morning
Whilst the heavy frost is warming
The motor running with the heater on
Time to start and so get on.

The journey’s started, the road is clear
Brother’s house is drawing near
But what is that? What is that sound?
Oh no the rim is on the ground.

So far from being right on time
Now I’m late and its not fine
My brother’s waiting and its cold
I’ll change the wheel and be so bold

I will not ring the RAC
They will not come and rescue me
This I can do all alone
I do not need to use my phone

Except of course to call my brother
And for luck to call my lover
Just to let her know my state
Let Merryn know I will be late.

With heavy heart and dangling hair
I was relieved the spare was there
Jack beneath, the car is raised
Wheel is changed, I will be praised.

Brother helped right at the end
Because he’d come, he is my friend
He did up those nuts so well
I was pleased and he could tell.

Before we travelled on to father
So I wasn’t in a lather
A new tyre in Burnham bought
That was what I thought I ought.

I’m sorry sir your tyre is rare
And we do not have one spare
If you wait until tomorrow
We may find one we can borrow

But wait, I think that we can cope
And fortify your fading hope
A used tyre of just your size
But shall I fit it, is that wise?

Yes please kind sir that is the ticket
What would it cost for you to fit it?
Only forty pounds is right
Because my budget is quite tight.

And so at last we’re fit to go
After this expensive blow
Today , its true, we will see Paul
And the journey is short haul

At last we both are here in Stoke
All to visit this sick bloke
He was very pleased to see us
As long as it was without fuss

So hugs and greetings shared around
Stories told and friendship found
Cups of tea and offered soup
Reinforced the family loop.

The journey’s ended, we have come

Without trouble to our home
So happy that we went today
Even with the briefest stay.

Who said it was straightforward?


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