My Handbag is a Rucksack / Elegance is an attitude

Solar Impulse_1912

My handbag is a rucksack
It's made for wear and tear

It carries all the books back
When going without I cannot bear

I don't even always read them
My days on the road are full

I nevertheless seem to need them
Like a ship needs a treasure in its hull

They lend a sense of security 
And a feeling of home from home

My rucksack carries them easily
Including some heavier tomes

My handbag is a rucksack
Of reliable German make

It gives me a touch of lumberjack 
But it's certainly not a mistake

Just try to beat it's aptitude 
For most of the situations in life

In Zürichs 47.3.. degrees latitude
It has proved an investment most worthy and wise

  • Author: Solar Impulse_1912 (Offline Offline)
  • Published: December 23rd, 2021 04:44
  • Comment from author about the poem: My last poem was about a car. Now this one is about handbags. I actually didn’t want to write it at first. I was sure that Pam Ayres would have written a much better one on handbags. But as didn’t find one in her wonderful collection I wrote it myself. So maybe this in in honour of Pam Ayres and to thank her for her beautiful poems.
  • Category: Humor
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  • Neville

    You are so darn write my friend .. elegance is indeed an attitude .. a matter of perception, much like beauty, .... in the eye of the beholder, I very muchly enjoyed this introduction to your poetry, Neville 🙂

    • Solar Impulse_1912

      Thank you Neville for your kind comment. Better late than never, I hope your new year has started with beauty and peace., Solar Impulse

    • mdrogers

      Good one. I liked it

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