Yellow Moggy

I spied a yellow moggy
in the sunshine yesterday
Parked outside Emmaus
Looking pretty good I’d say

Born in nineteen seventy-one
She’s forty-six years old
which for a car is something
with a colour quite so bold

And this was her original
as the dashboard does attest
Vibrant here and lovely
still looking at her best


Photo – Jempics

‘Emmaus’ is a UK based charity working together to end homelessness. The first community was founded in France in 1949 by Father Henri-Antoine Groues (better known as ‘Abbe Pierre’). The Morris Minor featured in the poem became affectionately known by the nickname ‘Moggy’. This one has a ‘K’ registration plate from 1971

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lifecameos
    Oct 27, 2017 @ 06:48:22

    Good to read about help for the homeless. They say we are all only one disaster away from homelessness ourselves. I do think “Moggy” looks stunning.

    Liked by 1 person


    • Jem Croucher
      Oct 27, 2017 @ 06:55:14

      You’re right there – it’s a real issue in the UK. But people like Emmaus are having a real impact to making things better. And yes, the Morris Minor really was a stunner. Don’t think I’d seen an original yellow one before.

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      • lifecameos
        Oct 27, 2017 @ 06:59:32

        It is bad here in New Zealand too, and was likely one of the issues that got our government’s coalition parties elected in our recent election.


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