Shakespearean Sonnett for Car Alarms
Do you notice car alarms any more? They have become background noise, partly because they go off at the littlest thing. A cat walks by and the alarm goes off. So we ignore them. So I thought, what can we do to car alarms to make people pay attention. Perhaps they should read poetry.
There’s something that I really need to say!
A thief is trying to take this car away!
He’ll break a window, rip ignition wires,
I know he’ll try to make me squeal my tires.
He’ll rev my engine, drive me very hard
Round corners, and through somebody’s front yard.
I fear we’ll drive the wrong way up the street,
Hit people who aren’t hasty on their feet
And cops will come with red blue flashing lights
And corner me with sturdy black and whites
Who’ll pit me so I slam into a wall
And then I won’t feel very well at all!
And I can’t see this thief! I have gone blind!
Oh – it’s a gust of wind – oh – never mind…