A poesy!

for Friday Fictioneers

This week’s picture took me back many years to my time as a car salesman when I worked for a Citroen dealership and sold lots of 2CVs, or Deux Che’vaux as they’re known. I also owned several of these quirky little French cars and often feel tempted to get one again!





   Greetings madam,

welcome sir

Come on in

choose a car


Madam this colour

nice don’t you think?

Not for you?

then maybe pink.


Over there

that one, blue.

I’m certain sir

t’was made for you.



so much luggage space

Imagine the shopping

you’ll fit in this place


Under the hood sir

a beautiful sight

Litres of muscle

to power your flight


Here ma’am a mirror

terribly chic

Perfect when giving

your make up a tweak


Why are you leaving?

I’ve more to show

Kind sir, dear madam

Please don’t go!


Greetings madam

Welcome sir

Come on in

choose a car…



brenda-cox-buildings-with-green-carThanks, to Rochelle for hosting and to Brenda Cox for the photo.


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47 thoughts on “A poesy!

  1. Suzette Benjamin Nov 2, 2022 / 13:40

    Well Keith, You are an excellent salesperson. You had all the benefits for the buyer right at the tip of your words. Shows your knowledge and passion for what you were offering. It was not sales but a relationship. Well penned. I enjoyed the reading😊

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  2. msjadeli Nov 2, 2022 / 16:35

    I bet you made a lot of sales! That’s a brand of car I don’t think we have in the U.S. Fun story and I like the “carnival barker” atmosphere you gave it.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 3, 2022 / 14:20

      Thanks, Lisa. Sadly you missed out on one of the loveliest little cars ever made! Carnival Barker; thanks to you and Google for introducing me to a term I’ve never before heard!

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      • msjadeli Nov 3, 2022 / 15:18

        You’re very welcome, Keith. Sorry to have missed out on that brand of car. Happy you know the term now. I remember walking through the carnival as a kid and they were always calling out.

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  3. Iain Kelly Nov 2, 2022 / 17:36

    Such an iconic car, with much more character than most you see today. Enjoyed that!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 3, 2022 / 14:32

      Indeed, 5 doors, a roll-back roof, removable seats for roadside picnics, a 602cc air-cooled engine and it can be driven across a ploughed field carrying a basket of eggs without breaking any!

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  4. Kimber Templin Nov 2, 2022 / 19:00

    Awesome poetry Keith! A salesman that can rhyme should be able to sell just about anything! 🙂

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  5. Tessa Nov 2, 2022 / 23:53

    I didn’t know the car being from the USA, but a great sales pitch.

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  6. dorahak Nov 3, 2022 / 01:30

    What a great salesman, and a poetic one at that! Sign me up for one straightway. Does it come in light blue? I’d like to name mine Daisy. 🙂


    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 3, 2022 / 15:21

      It certainly does, I’ll order it for you straight away! One of my 2CVs I called Custard (it was yellow) and another went by the name Dotty!


  7. Anita Nov 3, 2022 / 05:54

    Such a tenacious & spirited salesperson!
    May all cars be sold with such fun!
    I want a blue one please 🙂
    Pink will also do! I say cheese! 🙂

    My story this week- The Dream Car

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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 4, 2022 / 15:43

      Thanks, Brenda, and thanks too for the picture of my favourite car in the whole world – even though that one’s looking a little worse for wear!


  8. poetisatinta Nov 4, 2022 / 12:52

    Oh I am with you all the way on this fantastic car, we loved ours and great for picnics as you could take out the back seat and sit in luxury – happy days ❤


  9. Bill Nov 4, 2022 / 22:58

    Oh, Keith. I can imagine a wonderful and humorous cartoon character growing out of this bit. Well done. 🙂


  10. Dahlia Nov 5, 2022 / 03:28

    That was really good especially “Litres of muscle to power your flight”! I am sure you were a terrific salesperson.


  11. Liz Young Nov 5, 2022 / 15:18

    Which only goes to show you can’t win ’em all!


  12. subroto Nov 6, 2022 / 14:09

    MY first car made it to the list of the top ten lemons. Should have gone to you instead. Poetic fun.


  13. authorfleurl Nov 7, 2022 / 05:47

    That’s a fun poem. I’d buy my next set of wheels and the rest of the parts from you 🙂


  14. floweroutoflife Nov 7, 2022 / 07:52

    Love it! Humorously captures the repetitiveness of the salesman’s round. I love all the ready answers – I feel as if this isn’t his first day on the job…


  15. Laurie Bell Nov 7, 2022 / 19:23

    Oh I think this is great. The never-ending cycle of a salesman. Well done!


  16. starsinclayjars Nov 7, 2022 / 20:59

    Uh oh! Wouldn’t get away with all that sexist stereotyping these days!!


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