Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Lavender Vehicle--By Brian Whatcott--United States

The Lavender Vehicle

Not intended to turn out that way,
rather an all-business battleship gray -
but wishes are only earnest wishes
and miles are as good as lunar misses
mix the base paint pristine white,
the black as dark as moonless night,
a little too much cerulean blue
to arrive at the predestined hue -
and what you get is lavender.
Spectators' conclusions hardly hinder,
who ever saw a manly horse trailer
painted in girly pastel purple pallor?

Brian Whatcott is a writer from Oklahoma. He and his wife, Norma, have three children. He enjoys flying, sailing and water-skiing.


  1. Ha, ha,, ha! I mean, whoever heard of it? Not, I. A fun and a cute verse giving great imagery. So, right! Spectators' conclusions might vary but initially, after the "state of shock" effect, well, who knows, you may get an offer to buy! Smile. Cute one! Sheri / www.poetryandbeyond. net

  2. This one had me smiling all the way, first at the unlikely recognition of the paint mixing by artistic dumbos like me, but then recognition of the irony in painting a horse trailer Lavender. Great job. Robert

  3. Hi Brian. Thank you for this fun and visual poem that had me smiling as well. Continued blessings!

    -Maurice J. Reynolds, Owner / Editor
    TGBTG! Publications / Creative Inspirations

  4. I just love a poem that makes me smile and yours sure did. I can well imagine the attempt at trying to get a certain color and it not coming out at all like you had envisioned. Being artistic I can relate. Thank you for a fun and well written poem. I do appreciate you talent.

  5. An awesome poem, Brian. It was fun reading about how you mixed the colors and accidentally created lavender. If I ever see a lavender horse trailer, I will think of you. Got a great laugh from the ending!

    Best wishes,