dVerse — Quadrille Monday 135 — Monster Truck

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Monster truck thumpin’
groovin’ down the road.
Rock and rollin’ treads
on a raised frame strikes
dread to warm-blooded
crossers – soon dead. Suicide
butterflies litter its gut-spattered
chrome grill; bits fill the tarvey.
Smooshed squirrel crow bait
waits; caws echo in its wake.

 

 

image:  “Monster Truck Grave Digger 1,” by Jeelan Clark

De Jackson (aka whimsygizmo) is today’s host of dVerse’ Quadrille Monday.  De says:
Greetings, groovy palmers of poems! De Jackson, aka WhimsyGizmo, here. It’s time again for my all-time favorite of all prompts, the Quadrille. This tiny happy little poem dance is made up of just 44 words, not counting the title, and including one word we here at dVerse provide. Today, I’d like you all to get groovy. 

65 Comments Add yours

  1. whimsygizmo says:

    Whew. The bump and groovy beat of this fully belied its gruesome roadkill nature. Well done.

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    1. Gillena Cox says:

      Nice one. A monster groove.
      Have a giod week

      Much💛love

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      1. msjadeli says:

        Thanks much, Gillena. You also and stay safe ❤

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  2. Makes everyone feel as if he’s right there. Somehow I’ve never even heard of tarvey before

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Larry, it’s not a real word, but it is a word I grew up with so I guess it is sorta real. It means asphalt. My ex-boyfriend said the same thing so I went out to old faithful google to prove to him it was a real word — and couldn’t lol

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      1. I looked it up. I always cheat if I don’t know something ..https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=tarvy

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Now, where was that UD definition back when I needed it! Thanks for making my day. It *does* exist! (btw I have coined some terms in the Urban Dictionary)

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          1. Maybe you put it there and have forgotten

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            1. msjadeli says:

              Looks like the only entry for it was Xsrv and that’s not me, so… I will remember this though for the next time I need to be right 😉

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  3. Suicide butterflies – what a juxtaposition

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Jewish Young Professional.

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  4. K.Hartless says:

    This quadrille has a great groove and takes us on a journey of shock and sheer delight. Thanks, Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Karen 🙂

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  5. Grace says:

    That is a monster of a truck. Suicide butterflies caught my eye too – grim imagery.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Grace!

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  6. Beverly Crawford says:

    The perfect description of hell on wheels!

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  7. davidatqcm says:

    Tarvey? is this the zimbabwean ‘prince’ or tarvy the assphalt blacktop?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      “New Shimmer, it’s a floor wax AND a dessert topping.”

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      1. davidatqcm says:

        My cup runneth over learning 2 [two] new things today about tarvey, in addition to the zimbabwean prince and assphalt, gosh!

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Or as Popeye might say, “Garshk.”

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  8. Sadje says:

    Groovy and gruesome! 😱

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks, Sadje.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome 😃

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  9. rothpoetry says:

    Don’t you just love sitting behind one of these at a light and then they blow black smoke in your face for the next block. Great poem Lisa. Love the great images including the cover image. Well done!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, and when they are behind you riding your bumper at any opportunity! Thanks, Dwight, you know where I’m coming from on the poem.

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        Yes… been there and done that!!

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  10. Lucy says:

    Nice one, Lisa! This one gives shock and awe a new meaning.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Haha, thanks, Lucy!

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  11. I wouldn’t like to be anywhere near it!!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Unfortunately they are everywhere around here, booming down the back roads at high rate of speed.

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  12. Ron Rowland says:

    Nice. Get out of its groovy way — nothing is spared — not even the butterflies.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Welcome to Michigan!

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  13. Dale says:

    That was fun, Lisa. And you can’t fail with Tim McGraw!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Dale, and I have to say some men age very well!

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  14. kittysverses says:

    Nice one, Li. I wouldn’t want to be near it. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      They love to race up and down back roads, they like to belch soot into the air as Dwight said, and they love to tailgate!

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  15. merrildsmith says:

    Oh, I can hear and see this truck! I never understood the appeal. . .
    Poor butterflies and anything else in the way!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I know! It’s the way of transport in the rural areas around here for many.

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  16. Bill says:

    Well done, Lisa. Since I live in the world of pick-em-ups and gun racks, where many such giants don’t fit parking slots, I’ll need to check the bumpers for the dead and dying. 🙂 I added tarvey to my list of groovy words.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you. LOL Bill! I found a locust-looking bug (forgot the name) stuck in my grill the other day, which inspired at least part of the poem. Lots of guts of other unlucky bugs also. Glad you like tarvey 🙂

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  17. Helen Dehner says:

    Wow Lisa …. love the art you chose! The ‘groovy vibe’ in your Quadrille transported me right back to the Midwest … my somewhat dysfunctional antics. Tarvey is a wonderful word.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Helen, glad to take you right back to the Midwest and its ways of doing things.

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  18. Truedessa says:

    word of caution – Beware of the monster truck, it will strike you down in your tracks.

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  19. writingwhatnots says:

    ooh this turned out grim!
    ‘Suicide
    butterflies litter its gut-spattered
    chrome grill’

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It’s kind of hard for butterflies to miss monster trucks 😦

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  20. When road-kills is your lifestyle, a monster truck has to be your drive

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  21. lillian says:

    crows echo in its wake…..oh my yes. Carrying the bits of all that carnage gathered from a roadtrip ….even with the specific and sometimes to me gorry details, this made me smile.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Lillian, thank you for the comment and for your feedback 🙂

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  22. Bodhirose says:

    Wow, this is great! Such vivid details, not only about the truck itself but the “stuff” that gets squished, run over and flattened by it. Mostly here it’s “love bugs” that get smashed and then baked onto the front grill and/or windshield…ewww! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Bodhirose 🙂

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  23. I’ve gotta ask… based on a real experience?


    David

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    1. msjadeli says:

      David these trucks fill the roads here in Michigan. Almost always loud with the Hollywood mufflers or the booming bass music, ramming up and down the roads.

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  24. I think this post is written by a cool guy😍👍💖

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Not quite but thank you 🙂

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  25. I am not a fan of the current “Testosterone-Laden-Macho, Bad-Ass, Road-Warrior-Style-Gladiator-Chariot-Intimidation-Designed” trucks the hillbillies seem to crave. Your poem here is sport on….”dread to warm blooded crossers – soon dead” !!!
    Where was the environmentally sensitive climate change awareness music video, “Truck Yeah” filmed?
    (And don’t get me started on chicken legged, skinny runt, big belt buckle, torn jean, no body fat, macho man, ragged, well worn, sweat banded straw cowboy hat, cowboy booted, pseudo cowboy, country western singer Tim McGraw. However, I do acknowledge his A$tute Bu$ine$$ $en$e for this garish display pandering to the moron crowd that butter his bread. His hand gun gesturing, tough guy walk, and mannerisms packed this video with every redneck stereotype possible and then some.)
    He had to laugh all the way to bank.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Your comment had me laughing loudly with its eerie accuracy. I consider it an addendum to the poem and the video. Thank you very much! Hope you continue to read my blog as I love this comment and want to read more of them 🙂

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      1. I was thinking of writing a blog about the other trucks I encounter on the road (I have a small trailer I pull with an old F 150 to secluded out of the way places to camp and enjoy the outdoors). Always being tailgated or nearly run off the road by Gladiator trucks. I searched on wordpress to see what has been written. Surely others encounter what I have. That was when I saw your blog post and poem. Excellent. I will continue to read your blog for sure.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Gladiator trucks are a perfect name for them. I really hope you do write a blog about the other ones you’ve encountered. I’ve had them get behind me so their headlights are spotlighting through my back window, where flipping the rearview mirror helps some, but the spotlights still blind in the side rearview windows. This is when there is a passing lane they are choosing not to use. I truly do despise these road bullies.

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  26. Tiny penis needs a 24 foot extension ladder to get in his over-compensating, impractical, and limited driving capacity rig. I bet the owner’s credit cards are maxed out much like the tires on these babies . . .

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL love your comment. I think you’re right about credit card being maxed out. Maybe the stress of the debt hanging over them makes them so twerpy?

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