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Thirteen Quart Weekend

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Thirteen Quart Weekend

There once was a time when that car wasn't mine.
And as far as I was concerned that was just fine.
But then I grew up and I wanted to drive.
And that first weekend made me feel so alive.

A 66 Chevy Impala, four door.
By a young man's standard's, it was something to adore.
But the engine leaked oil.
But my fun it wouldn't spoil.
13 quarts, she did drink those two days.

I know you would think that my heart would just sink.
But my Dad fixed her up in a blink.
An oil sending unit was what she did need.
To stop the incessant oil drinking greed.

I made some nice memories in that splendid car.
Just driving round town, didn't have to go far.
I sold her for just as much as I paid.
That car did me right, to just get betrayed.

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  1. Date: 4/24/2012 6:59:00 PM
    hey why don't you take some of these rhymes like the fun one you left about Uncle Sam and develop longer poems from them? I think that would be so cool to see up here!! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 4/1/2012 12:16:00 PM
    The title drew me in, just had to find out the 13 quarts of what! I guess as long as the car will go is all that matters. Great poem my friend, sounds like a lot of happy memories! Luv, Lizabeth

  1. Date: 3/18/2012 8:14:00 PM
    Hello, kind sir, thanks for your sunny remark to me today. HOpe you are feeling GREAT!!!!

  1. Date: 3/14/2012 8:42:00 PM
    Robert, I am happy to see this one made the list and I remember really liking it a lot the first time too. Congratulations, my friend.

  1. Date: 3/14/2012 11:21:00 AM
    robert...nice win....lol..just like real love life..betrayal at the end.glad you had a great.ride...always..pd

  1. Date: 3/14/2012 5:30:00 AM
    I like this !! I see it won in a contest, Congrats !!! A well deserved win. I had one of those oil burners...you know the one everyone hated to get behind, for the black fog was blinding lol You did good work here, enjoyed !!!

  1. Date: 3/14/2012 2:35:00 AM
    Didn't know I was being unkind sorry if you thought so but a clue would help xx

  1. Date: 3/13/2012 2:04:00 PM
    Congratulations Robert, well done xx

  1. Date: 3/13/2012 12:59:00 PM
    congrats Robert on a grand win for this exciting entry .. a great tale on first car..luv..

  1. Date: 3/13/2012 7:12:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win and thank you for supporting "My First Car" contest Robert. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/7/2012 3:17:00 AM
    Nicely done Robert, luck to you in contest! - Have a lovely day. - oxox hugs Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 3/7/2012 1:40:00 AM
    interesting poem Robert, not just the story but the emotions you're presenting here. good luck on the contest

  1. Date: 3/5/2012 11:50:00 PM
    I really like how you did your car poem. THANKS for putting up a NEW poem and one to be much enjoyed!! Glad you liked my recent stuff. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 3/2/2012 11:33:00 AM
    Thank you for supporting my contest Robert. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/1/2012 8:03:00 PM
    Sounds like a car I once drove - it ate oil like crazy. Nice write, Robert. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 3/1/2012 6:55:00 PM
    your title has a typo....but otherwise it is great!! I like my first vehicle too chevy silverado 1983

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    Date: 3/5/2012 3:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the heads up.