Ode to the ’95 Toyota Tercel


My little green Tercedes, A dependable sort of car

Not a glow to look at, but boy has she taken me far! 


My little green Tercedes, her surname; Toyota Tercel

Three hundred thousand klicks upon her, there’s no use in trying to sell.


I’d never get rid of Tercedes; she’s my first and foremost auto,

The chance that I came upon her, were as slim as winning the lotto.


Some people call her a shitbox, you all know who you are!

One day you’ll be ruing my shitbox, cause damn; she’s a steadfast car.


The children love Tercedes; they think of her as some sort of toy

Although never riding inside her, simply seeing her small body brings joy!


She takes an hour to warm up, and still frosts in the climate of spring,

When taking the time to scrape her, I realize my love for the thing.


Sometimes when her engine gets going, she lets out an awful bawl

Its sound is relentlessly ruthless, and I think it’s at this point she will fall.


But no she keeps on trucking  (no pun was intended with that)

And I realize the bawl that she lets out, is her- just wanting to chat!


Sometimes passer-by’s stare at my girl and make fun of her strident growl

I scream at them through her small window, ‘She scowls at you cause your fowl!’


She has traveled the roads of Alberta, more than a couple of times

Tercedes and I have been put in, some pretty precarious binds!


Tercedes tires are bare, and are balding…but as bold as bold can be

Although sometimes she is caught in big snowdrifts, she always in some way gets free.


Oh little pea green Tercedes, my memoirs of you are so vast

You were my first means of car transport, and probably will outlast my last!


Thanks for choosing me Tercedes, you will always be my first choice,

Thanks for dependability Tercedes, you give me reason to gaily rejoice!


Tercedes, you complete me.







One thought on “Ode to the ’95 Toyota Tercel

  1. Reblogged this on The Blogging Mama and commented:

    Today we say goodbye to our beloved Toyota Tercel…Or, “Trecedes” as she had come to be known as. So I would like to re-post this poem I wrote in our little green Trecedes honor. Goodbye Tercel- you done good.


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