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Why I Won't Ride In His Old Pick-Up Truck

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Why I Won't Ride In His Old Pick-Up Truck

He begs me to come, but he's run out of luck You won't catch me dead in that beat-up old truck! It was once painted the color is rust But you can't be too sure...'cause it's covered in dust... The engine must idle, (about an hour is good) You can feel the vibration, around the whole neighborhood If I open the door, it makes a loud squeak I must hold my breath.., from those odors. It reeks!! Your life is in jeopardy, if you go for a ride The windshield is dirty, I can't see from inside It makes a weird noise, rides bumpy and rough The dashboard is peeling and littered with "stuff" The seat cushion's torn, and it pokes at my rear The dog sits beside us and licks at my ear There's no place below us, for resting my feet There's a hole in the floor, O my God, there's the street!!! The windows don't close, so there's more than a breeze Wads of kleenex are flying, for when he might sneeze Wrappers from Twinkies, a Burger King box... One lonely old sneaker, and smelly old socks Sticky styrofom cups, and his crap on my lap! His basketball gym clothes and a sweaty ball cap Half a stale donut smashed down on the floor Darn!! The dog beat me to it, and is looking for more!! The muffler is loose, you can see the sparks fly Dirty looks from the folks, who get smoke in their eyes When we drive by our neighbors, I'll just duck and I'll hide Don't mean to be *****y...but I've still got my pride! He loves that old truck, he calls her a gem! Make him choose between us??? ....I'd be out on a limb!!

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  1. Date: 6/20/2013 6:35:00 PM

    I wouldn't ride in it either..must be a girl thing! congrats. BG

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 4:33:00 PM

    Sounds like home to me! Got one just like it....haha...wanna go for a ride Carrie?? Just to fish in....down on the river....congratulations.. awesome!

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 5:58:00 AM

    Sounds like my dad's fishin' truck. I can just see you bouncing up and down in this old heap...haha! Funny stuff, Carrie...and congrats!

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 9:11:00 PM

    Its fabulous Carrie, great win....Seren

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 7:45:00 PM

    I agree it would be a rough ride in, congratulations on your big win Carrie it's a very entertaining read xxx

  1. Date: 7/20/2011 6:20:00 PM

    Love it!!! Congrats. to you!

  1. Date: 7/16/2011 4:13:00 AM

    Being a country boy I love pick up trucks. I had one like this but my wife won out and now she has a much nicer one that ...she won;t let me touch for some unknown reason ..? I'm with Andrea on this one for sure. different strokes I guess. Thanks for sharing this beaut.If I still had my old truck I'd paste it to the windshield with old bubble gum from under the seat somewhere . Enjoyed and into my favs

  1. Date: 7/15/2011 9:04:00 PM

    gosh, I just know i saw this before, didn't I? But I don't see my comment below. anyway, A big congrats on this one. It's a very funny one that I'd put close to the top!

  1. Date: 7/15/2011 1:00:00 PM

    We men and our choice of automobiles is a little silly isn't it. Congratulations on the win. I really enjoyed this little gem. Mike

  1. Date: 7/15/2011 9:00:00 AM

    Still have trucks around here like that.Congrats on your win,Carrie.

  1. Date: 7/15/2011 7:28:00 AM

    My congratulations on this win in the contest of P.D., Carrie

  1. Date: 7/15/2011 6:22:00 AM

    Congrats on your win Carrie..enjoyed your poem.

  1. Date: 7/15/2011 5:16:00 AM

    Congratulations Carrie on the win in P.D.'s "Funny Poem" contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/14/2011 10:26:00 PM

    , Congratulations on your FUNNY entry! Thank you for entering your awesome poem in my contest. Also thanks for supporting my contest. Have yourself a great and wonderful night,..p.d

  1. Date: 7/14/2011 9:27:00 PM

    Congrats Carrie on your terrific win in funny poem contest with this witty write luv..

  1. Date: 7/14/2011 9:26:00 PM

    Great poem, thought you should have been higher on the list. Lee

  1. Date: 11/14/2008 8:35:00 AM

    you did it here girl! this is the one to be proud of. if i hadn't ridden in one myself i wouldn't believe it but there are thousands of cars and trucks riding around like this. it beats walking. John H Loving III

  1. Date: 11/7/2008 9:16:00 AM

    Damn!! I like that truck already. Fun write. Vince

  1. Date: 11/5/2008 11:54:00 PM

    Very amusing Carrie it shows another side to your pen.Thanks for the email & for your very kind words on my postings.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 11/5/2008 4:26:00 PM

    hilarious pen carrie, right now I am in the library and everyone is giving me the shutup look. I am giggling still cause my boyfriend has one of those kind of rides. damn and I really loved those new shoes I just bought. one fell through the floor and I watched as it bounce down the street. thankful I am a bbw cause it isn't a pretty thing to see me rolling down the street I don't bounce I flounce. lol Lisa

  1. Date: 11/5/2008 2:12:00 PM

    Carrie this is hilarious. kBeen there seen it. This is so well written. Loved it. Really brightened my day. God bless you and that old truck and all the silly things in it. May it give you another 100000 miles. Michael Torres

  1. Date: 11/5/2008 12:42:00 PM

    Thats how I feel about my hubby's old 60 Chevy which has been in the shop since he got it with one thing wrong after another! Thank you for your comment on my poem..

  1. Date: 11/5/2008 11:01:00 AM

    ~lol~ Excellent! Too funny. Thanks for the smile and good luck! (not that you need it!) Love, Shar

  1. Date: 11/5/2008 7:13:00 AM

    LOL! I hooted out loud when I read this. You are soooo funny! I wish you could of got the donut first. Drat that dog!! You always build me up, when life knocks me down. Love Christie

  1. Date: 11/5/2008 6:57:00 AM

    Carrie, this started my day with a laugh.Good job. BG