Again this year I am writing a poem a day to celebrate National Poetry Month. It's my FOURTH YEAR in a ROW of writing a poem a day for the A to Z Challenge. My theme this year, is signs I've photographed and poems to go with them.
It is also time for Poetry Friday at Robyn Hood Black's Life on the Deckle Edge.
Take a few minutes to visit and click on some poetry links there!
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From this sign, we all know that something big is coming our way. Most often, around here, it's a large marine vehicle of some sort - like someone just got a brand new lobster boat, or an out-of-stater is returning with their yacht for the summer. Then again, it could be someone's new mobile home on its way to their lot.
At any rate, this sign just struck me funny. It covers the license plate, and looks like a replacement for it. It doesn't quite look like a vanity plate, though, I suppose it could be.
I don't think it's very nice
To say passengers inside
Are extra large or oversize -
As they ride, why deride?
Perhaps they're over-tall, or
Over-sad or under-large -
A label's not appropriate;
Who is the one in charge?
I do not need to know things
About your state of health,
Your state of mind, your hygiene,
Not thinning hair, nor wealth.
A license plate should not state
One's size or age or gender;
This span from side to side, is just
A jumbo message sender!
So if you must adorn my car,
If occasion should arise,
Say "over-sweet", or "under-age",
But never "over-size"!
©Donna JT Smith, 2015