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  Reverend Cilas P. Gruter's Crank Retards the Spark
by Sage Sweetwater
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Rated "PG13" by the Author.

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Reverend Cilas P. Gruter's Crank Retards the Spark

he gripped
his crank with
his thumb wrapped
below with his fingers,
starting his Model A was
as common as preaching,
it seems both have become
a lost art,

he did it
the old way,
set the emergency
brake making sure his
shifter was in neutral, his
congregation waited in the
pews, he adjusted the mixture
on the dash to set for the pulpit
condition, he retarded the spark,
lowered the throttle lever three notches,
ignition off, "hold the choke out, fully closed,"
the congregation could hear him,

Reverend Cilas P.
Gruter put the crank
in place, gas ran from
the carburetor to the floor,
released choke, ignition on,
pulled the crank, pulled it a
second time, his congregation
startled when a kickback occured,
"be conservative with the choke, "the
congregation could hear him, "a flooded
engine is guaranteed to lose a congregation."

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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
Lucky not to have a broken arm. My tax man has a model A and he drove us around Pasadena one day last year. Lots of stares, oohs and aahhs. People were little back then. I barely fit in the passenger seat. Then a part failed a few hundred yards from his house. At least it was light enough to push, and I didn't lose the neighborhood congregation. Patrick
Reviewed by Jon Willey
Sage, the subtleties of communications in this analogy are remarkable. I know Hank Ford would appreciate the commercial plug for his classic A. Advanced spark, too much throttle and too little gas will get you a kick of major resistance, backfire that is, every time. Congregations and Models A's need the same techniques applied if you expect them to respond favorably to you. You are a wizard with the pen my dear friend. This was most enjoyable. Love and peace to you. Jon Michael
Reviewed by Don Juan Amante
such wisdom and the eloquence to present it!
Reviewed by jude forese
you were alive in many lifetimes and absorbed quite a handful, Sage ...
Reviewed by John Flanagan
During WWII, the Queen of England was a mechanic but she had nothing on the Queen of Poetry.

Brilliant, just brilliant last line - wow!

Reviewed by Christine Tsen
Incredibly well-researched, humorous and unique.
Best Wishes,
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader)
you must have sat around and read encyclopedias as a kid day in and day out. actually, that's what i did too (geek i was); but it seems you read more. this is really cool. see how i employ my wide range of vocab? anyway, also like the way you shape (format) your stanzas, has kind of an architectural feel to it, pleasing to the eye. all around solid.
Reviewed by Chip Bergeron
I like this......WHERE do you get your imagery???

Chip Bergeron
Reviewed by Amor Sabor
I should never be surprised to find out just how many things you know about. Great expression and humor to match.
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