Water Works! (Repeated Edition)

Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.Starred Page By Ivyevelyn, R.S.A., 13th Nov 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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An annual inspection of some large institutions for licensing purposes brings about some anxiety in ensuring that all policies and procedures are being followed.
It was essential for all staff to be present and the twist to the story is that I arrived after adding water to the petrol tank.

Annual Inspection Day.

An annual inspection of some large institutions for licensing purposes brings about some anxiety in ensuring that all policies and procedures are being followed. The intense endeavors occasionally bring about unusual events, sometimes precipitated by stress and anxiety. It was essential for all staff to be present and the twist to the story is that I arrived after adding water to the petrol tank.This page reports an event which might have been disasterous for me if I had not arrived at work on time.

Inspection Eve.

The important day is here at last
Our duties must be shared,
Be at your stations right on time
And show we are prepared.

We must display our expert care
So don't go on the town,
We need to be on full alert
Don't let your colleagues down.

The Day is Here!

The year before this last event
A colleague turned up drunk
The anxiety proved too much for him
Our hopes were almost sunk.

Another year had rolled on by,
We were ready for the test,
Everything in order now,
We're resolved to do our best.

On the Way.

Morning came, I left the house
Just minutes behind time
Then I saw the petrol gauge
Was on the empty line.

No time to stop, I'd keep right on
And try to beat the clock,
The engine stalled, then utter shock
Time stood still, the car had stopped.

This vehicle was not one of my own
And looking in the trunk
I was amazed and so relieved
A can of petrol I perceived.

Then I spilled some on the ground
And realized this was water
I felt distraught and so down hearted
I turned the key, the engine started.

Water Worked

The RAC confirmed the fact
That there was water in the tank.
The inspection proved to be just fine
The car on water ran that time.

This can be explained by a mechanic
But maybe strange events do happen
A little gift, a helping hand
From where we'll never understand.

Footnote:
The car ran with water in the tank,
For at least two miles I think it went.
This was of course out of desperation,
But at least I arrived at my destinatiion.

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Cost Of Living, Economizing, Job Stress, Petrol, Petrol Prices, Vehicle Mechanics

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
I attended the City Literary Institute in London and have a Royal Society of Arts Diploma in English Language.

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author avatar Buzz
17th Nov 2011 (#)

Hi Ivy. Wow, a car running with water? Some kind of a miracle, like what Jesus did in turning water into wine, and through you, water into petrol.

Lovely poetry, my friend. Please take care always! Hugs.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
17th Nov 2011 (#)

Hello, Buzz: Thank you for your comment. No, there is a mechanical explanation and I bet, if you think about it, you will realize what happened. It happened exactly as I described it - no tricks, no miracle. Just plain old me, plain old petrol, plain old car, plain old water.
l love to see your name come up. You take care as well. Hugs from me too.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
18th Nov 2011 (#)

I wonder if all my readers think I have taken a turn for the worse and I have become mentally unstable. I am not claiming a "miracle". There is a perfectly rational explanation for what happened. A mechanic explained it to me and I am just waiting to see if I have been dismissed as "mentally challenged" or if it all really matters anyway. You, Buzz, are the only one to listen.
Your everlasting friend, Ivyevelyn.

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author avatar Buzz
18th Nov 2011 (#)

Ivy, I think some Wikinutters haven't read the article. Be patient, my dear friend.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
18th Nov 2011 (#)

Lovely pattern of poetry.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
18th Nov 2011 (#)

Buzz: I am putting into a "poem" events which might all add up to something. I think you know what I mean. It doesn't matter that petrol floats on water anyway. The outlet pipe from the gas tank is several inches above the bottom of the tank. When the water entered the tank, the petrol came up to the exit pipe and it was enough to get me to work - two or three miles. What the **** does it matter anyway. Hugs to you, my dear friend.

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author avatar NEERAJ BHATT
18th Nov 2011 (#)

FINE STYLE OF CREATIVITY.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
18th Nov 2011 (#)

Mark Gordon: Thank you very much for the star. I feel I have driven myself up the wall with this article and the star makes it worthwhile. I expect you know that the fuel pipe is several inches above the bottom of the tank so that any debris can remain out of the engine. The water raised up enough petrol to get me to work.
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
18th Nov 2011 (#)

Thank you for commenting, Neeraj Bhatt and thank you for reading my belabored page. Actually, the creativity is on the part of the car manufacturers' who did not have the pipeline coming out of the bottom of the tank.
I look forward to reading your work. Ivyevelyn.

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author avatar NEERAJ BHATT
20th Nov 2011 (#)

Thank you for your response.I request you to read my articles on George Herbert.Thanks.

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author avatar deepa venkitesh
19th Nov 2011 (#)

loved reading this, and you are not unstable dear. A lovely person.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
19th Nov 2011 (#)

Thank you, Deepa. I worry about my "poetry" because I believe I am just writing in rhyme. Anyway, thank you for your support, Deepa. Hugs, Ivyevelyn.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
19th Nov 2011 (#)

Hello Ivy, a great read, A garage once filled my car with water. The condensation from the surface of the subterranean fuel tanks collects at the bottom of their tanks.If you are the unlucky one to receive a tank full of water, it is a very costly and painstaking procedure to clear out.

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author avatar johnnydod
20th Nov 2011 (#)

Great story in poetry form Ivy, Its an art to be able to tell a tale the way you do.
Thanks so much for letting all of us share your wonderful talent.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
20th Nov 2011 (#)

Excellent page, Ivyevelyn - and a big congrats for the star page too. You deserve it.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
20th Nov 2011 (#)

Thanks all of you for your comments.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
21st Nov 2011 (#)

My dear friend Ivyevelyn, this is one of the most wonderful poems I've seen across on Wikinut, and you're not really 'nuts' !

You've almost reached the 'true' destination in your perception,but something holds you back and so you won't believe out of desperation!

If you don't believe in this miracle, then fill water in the tank of the same vehicle in the same way you had seen in this instance, and drive it and see giving it a chance to run in the same way as it had happened. You'll know it would not repeat, so we'll end this argument and agree with the miracle of water running the vehicle.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
21st Nov 2011 (#)

Hi Ivyevelyn,

It's in fact stunning to know that the car ran for 2 miles without much fuel in its tank.

As Tranquilpen said the water in the tank may end up in great trouble, so let's not try this experiment again.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
21st Nov 2011 (#)

Rathnashikamini: So pleased to hear from you. I am trying to get back to writing real poetry, i.e., thoughts that are sent to me in the present and not recounting past events.
I look to you as my mentor and hope to keep in touch with you and your precious pages. Ivyevelyn.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
22nd Nov 2011 (#)

I admire your determination, and somehow I knew that you're going to write beautiful poetry.

I wish you totally forget those alarming diagnoses that made you sick, and I hope your will power wins over whatever is troubling you and by that you're going to enjoy the essence of the life divine. You are a self-healer and also you're transmitting the positive vibrations as you reveal your beautiful heart to the world and I feel I'm personally elated to reciprocate your confident confessions.

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author avatar Denise O
22nd Nov 2011 (#)

Oh Ivyevelyn, some one was looking out for you. I remember a few decades ago, I allowed my friend to put oil in my car, as I was filling it with petro. Now she was a bit tipsy and even though she said could handle it, I should have known better. She put oil in my transmission. it worked for about 2 days and then it just stopped. UGH!LOL
My story did not end up very well, I sold my car to a junk dealer, as it was more to get the transmission fixed, than it was to just buy another car. Oh well. Congrats on the star page, it is well deserved. As always, thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Funom Makama
22nd Nov 2011 (#)

"Thank you, Deepa. I worry about my "poetry" because I believe I am just writing in rhyme. "
Are you serious, Ivy? This is a well deserved "Star" Page and I am really overwhelmed by it. I just don't know why I did not read this earlier, because everyone here has said what needed to be said and for this reason, I write a Poem and dedicate it to you. I think I once wrote something quite similar, but it is original and totally different, so the short Poem is yours....
I was just passing by
to say a wonderful hi
but your page made me fly
up the altitude so high,
without even know why
and if I keep shut, I definitely lie.
This content is so fascinating like a movie
impacting and blossoming like the trademark 'Levy"
Nevertheless, it is you with the greatness, my dear Ivy

This is such a nice page...

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
3rd Dec 2011 (#)

Thank you so much Funom. You encourage me to keep going.

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author avatar Funom Makama
22nd Nov 2011 (#)

sorry~~~ "without even knowing why"

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author avatar girish puri
25th Nov 2011 (#)

A great piece of writing , i enjoyed it .

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
27th Nov 2011 (#)

Water water everywhere
drops for drinking nowhere.
Next fights are coming on water!

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author avatar Randy Duckworth
30th Nov 2011 (#)

Wonderful poem Ivy! I really enjoyed reading it, and I am glad that everything worked out that day!

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author avatar Songbird B
3rd Dec 2011 (#)

Whatever the explanation Ivy, the outcome was just what you needed. So well expressed in poetic form..I loved this, and huge Congrats on your shiny Star too my friend.. Sorry it has taken me so long to read this, but still wading through my backlog of pages..lol

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author avatar Delicia Powers
5th Dec 2011 (#)

Wonderful poem and story...well done creative use of nature and your "smarts " as my Mom would say using your wits to solve a problem:0)

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
5th Dec 2011 (#)

I might write an article about how to "stay on the road", probably more for women. I found that driving my car up to the front door and aiming a hair dryer at the carburettor on a cold, wet day, will more than likely start the car.

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