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The Old Plane Graveyard

My husband drives the highway past the old plane graveyard.
Permission to visit once a dream, now his reward.
He drools, as he studies the bounty before him, to take.
First the one that comes closest, but none he will forsake.
He smiles as he watches the sun glint off the metal shapes.
He will climb around slowly with his measuring tapes.
To see in the cockpit he would give his right arm.
But needs it instead to draw the fuselage with all it’s charm.
He grunts and he groans as he crawls upon it’s length.
He’ll count the rivets later, after he takes a drink.
Then back he’ll go to examine some more.
There’re switches and gadgets, and baubles galore.
He’s never been happier as he stares at the planes.
To disturb him now would truly be a shame.
He lithely runs between each and every plane.
And he spouts about symbols and phrases hard to explain.
He imagines them flying, as only he could.
Piloting the planes would be better than good.
Occasionally his head pops up as he does research by the ton.
He looks like a gopher as he searches hither and yon.
Finally exhausted he will pack up his gear.
Now he’ll do research on the computer to make it more clear.
He’ll know each it’s history. It’s date and it’s year.
Even whoever commanded it, plus their bombardiers.
The faces he’ll research to go with the names.
And emblems he’ll find that once adorned this old plane.
His friends from his club will go oh and then ah.
Then they’ll ask him to share with modelers, one and all.
By computer the details will spread the world before dark.
It will travel to people in every terrain, no matter how stark.
And modelers will smile as they build a new plane.
With details, and beauty, and history explained.
Now officially remembered with a new life for the old.
People now made happy will remember stories so bold.
I end my refrain with a history newly rediscovered.
An old plane’s life brought back, now on a modelers’ magazine cover.

Contest: Impress Me III
Motif: Historical.  Carol Eastman and Hubby

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  1. Date: 2/6/2015 7:47:00 PM
    Aha! That's what hubby does in his spare time. Cool. I think I saw one of those airplane graveyards near Phoenix when we were there. And he builds models? Or does he do the flyable ones?

  1. Date: 8/6/2014 7:56:00 PM
    Hello Carol,, Congratulations!!! :) On being one of the featured poets this week. Stopping by to say hi, and greet almost every poem, on the Poetry Soup's home page. Enjoy having your poem for all to read. Always & Forever ~LINDA~

  1. Date: 8/5/2014 5:39:00 PM
    I love this one my friend. I once did a lot of airplane modeling in my early twenties. World War Two fighter planes . I say bravo to your husband for his work and to you for this fine write!

    Lindley Avatar Robert Lindley
    Date: 8/5/2014 5:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Congrats on this fine offering being featured this week!!
  1. Date: 8/5/2014 4:31:00 PM
    Hey Carol; Congratulations on your well written poem being featured this week! It's nice to see the depth of your understanding of your husband...that only comes with time.....Love, Neva

  1. Date: 2/8/2014 9:28:00 PM
    Congrads. Remember where they parked on Lindbergh at the end of the runway. Before 9/11? I know you do. John

  1. Date: 2/8/2014 12:21:00 AM
    what an enjoyable read Carol I love this congrats on win hugs

  1. Date: 2/7/2014 7:25:00 PM
    Winner List: Impress me III! (Old / New) Sponsored by: Giorgio V. are posted and I will: Congratulate you with your winning poem,Carol !!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 5/17/2011 1:47:00 PM
    The old planes fascinate me as well, Carol. In Washington D.C. there is an aircraft museum with replicas of many planes. Your husband would enjoy visiting there. After reading the Troll poem and now this one (I LOVE history), it's time to add you to my favorite poets list. Your poems are written with great imagery and messages too (plus humor!). Well done! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/17/2011 1:34:00 PM
    enjoyed this planley told yet intresting piece Carol, (ha ha) will look you up again as earlier said, must go now!

  1. Date: 5/17/2011 12:55:00 PM
    a great piece you wrote, enjoyed this one. thank you for commenting on Pine cone kissing Needles.

  1. Date: 5/17/2011 11:37:00 AM
    I am so pleased to have had the pleasure to read your wonderful poetry this afternoon Carol. Thank you for sharing it with us. Hoping you have a week filled with inspiration. Love, Carol