The Old Blue Bus

The Old Blue Bus

She traveled the roads in style
That old blue bus of mine
Over hills and dales she puttered
Yes, she traveled those roads in style
Alas, old age and the many miles traveled eventually took their toll
To the pasture she was retired, but still in my memories…
She traveled the roads in style
That old blue bus of mine

© 2011 by Ghoster B

This is a triolet poem I wrote for a writing challenge over at A triolet is a poem form that is eight lines long and where the first, fourth and seventh lines are the same (or close to the same) and the second and last lines are the same.

About ghosterb

I live in a little town in Virginia called Buffalo Junction. It's in between Clarksville and South Boston. I Love all kinds of music and poetry. I'm a night owl. I love the tranquility and mystery of the night.
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25 Responses to The Old Blue Bus

  1. inspiring piece, well done.


  2. Ina says:

    Hi ghosterb, It is like a song, I like it very much. This triolet form, I didn’t know, will try too! 🙂

  3. ghosterb says:

    Thank you Charles! I’m headed over to your site now to read yours.

  4. Kay Salady says:

    Very nice poem! It’s like a folk song. xoXox

  5. sweet, she has done her due, but she deserves respect and honors.

    a thoughtful piece.

  6. tinkwelborn says:

    a paean for the ole blue bus. neat.
    also, thanks for the triolet lesson — my first.
    good poem.

  7. A.B. Thomas says:

    very cool – brings back memories of the ol’ bus we had to do our wanderings about in the way back!

  8. JULIA KNEALE says:

    Very lyrical.Love it!

  9. Jack Edwards says:

    Great use of repetition in this poem.

  10. Cherlyn says:

    I really like this – I’ve never tried a triolet before, maybe next time I shall. you’ve inspired me! Thank you! 🙂

  11. Morning says:

    smart piece, love the power of repetition and the implication of your poem.


    Hope that you have enjoyed poets rally,

  12. Pensiunea Cluj

    Today, while I was at work, my cousin stole my iPad and tested
    to see if it can survive a 25 foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My apple ipad is now destroyed and she has 83 views.
    I know this is entirely off topic but I had to share it with someone!

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