prompt:’ bet’ 29/5/2020
Old when we met, her strength remained undiminished, ability and experience beyond compare.
Shortfalls in beauty and style were compensated by dependability and a willingness to give an honest day’s work… always.
Our last view as she trundled away was framed by guilt.
The highest bidder had incredibly paid more for her than we had, five years before.
Nothing left but a memory and an ode—to Bouncing Betsy Bedford truck.
If you knew Betsy,
Like we knew Betsy,
Oh, oh, oh wotta girl!
There were none SO classy,
As that old lassie.
Oh, oh, should’ve seen her super chassis!