Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned
WordPress asks us this week to share a photo that shows us abandoned. I remembered I had some photos of abandoned vehicles in the country and both Geoff and I were drawn to them and took photos at the time. Therefore, today I have retrieved them to share for the Weekly Photo Challenge. I must be feeling a lot better because as soon as I put them on my blog, a little verse began to form in my head! I simply cannot help myself.
I do hope you enjoy this week’s Photo Challenge all about those poor old abandoned vehicles that once were loved.
Abandoned vehicles … what does this mean?
And what does it conjure up for us?
A sense of sadness of what once was …
Someone loved these vehicles in another era of time
Brought them home ‘brand spanking new’ from the showroom
Loved them like part of the family
Cleaned them and polished them
Reveled in the hum of the brand new engine
And the shiny new paint work on the body
Taking pride in owning the latest model
But then … time passed
The vehicles may have been damaged in accidents
Yet not old, they were fixed and made new again
And perhaps again … and again
But after many years had gone by
The vehicles got old and the paintwork scratched
And no longer were they considered worth fixing
The engines no longer hummed as before
Instead they roared loudly
And one day they gave up the ghost … and died … forever
What happened next you might ask?
Someone towed them to a spot in the country
Where there was plenty of spare land
Out of sight of the house and its occupants
And there, my dear friends …
They were ABANDONED
There were good intentions to restore them one day
But somehow, that day never came
So now they sit and rust
In a field
No longer cared for … or about
Their useful life is over
They sit … unloved
A shadow of their former selves
Waiting for some keen photographer
To come along and find them ‘interesting’
Old … decrepit … but somehow rustic
So they can be the subject of a weekly photo challenge
With the title of: ABANDONED!