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Go Granny Go

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Go Granny Go

Granny’s been a worrying the neighbors, as she drives without delay.
She takes off, in her golf cart, driving one handed, waving all, good day.
Pealing out of the driveway on two wheels begins her trips, come what may.
It would truly be a great thing, if she’d at least try to look, either way!

But this is dear sweet, set in her ways, old granny; she knows she’ll be OK!
As she travels with her petal to the middle, you know to, not get in her way.
Her eyesight’s getting a smidgen dimmer; it’s been fading steadily with time.
Everyone knows to stop, as she cruises right on past, and thru the first stop sign.

By the time she hits the second block, her speed is going past thirty-nine.
That wouldn’t be so bad, if it wasn’t boldly posted, at a stately twenty-five.
She tops out rather quickly, at a little over her usually crazy forty-three.
The repair shop once, secretly put on a governor, so she’d live ninety-three, to be.

Granny loves to tinker, and is a mechanically inclined, determined, old broad.
She’s found a way to change it, to get a bit more horsepower, for her marauds.
The other day the police got right behind her, with siren, lights and all the bling.
She didn’t blink at all, since she really couldn’t see or hear a single blessed thing.

Or at least that’s the story, she gave them, when she finally got to the store.
But she had just passed, to get her new drivers license, only the week before.
Once, they impounded her cart, but to no avail, as she’d bought another by nightfall.
The next one was even quicker, after her touch of granny’s new quick over haul.

They rightly guessed, she was a telling them, she would do it more next time.
And they took away her license, but she still drove it, though it was a crime.
Her son must have been someone important, as she was finally given a daily escort.
We all laughed, as we suspicion, that was what she really wanted, from the very start. 

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  1. Date: 6/27/2014 7:18:00 AM
    Sound like granny is still mentally as well as physically strong. I enjoyed this one a lot. good story and well told. Thank so much for the placement in your contest.... Robert.

  1. Date: 5/10/2013 5:32:00 AM
    Very entertaining Carol. I am still laughing. I am sure I have seen this old Granny. Elaine George

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 7:57:00 AM
    wonderful

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 9:30:00 PM
    Carol , Stopping by with sincere thanks for your kind comments. It is appreciated more than words or can say... Wishing you the best Valentine's Day YET! Always & Forever :-) LINDA .

  1. Date: 2/13/2013 5:50:00 PM
    !!!

  1. Date: 1/30/2013 10:56:00 AM
    Terribly funny. Though I can't say that I would want her driving around here. You have a great day. Thanks for the notes.

  1. Date: 1/14/2013 4:38:00 PM
    lol this is funny and made me and my Hubby laugh thanks for making our day. Great right and oh so true dear. cheri dunn

  1. Date: 1/1/2013 1:14:00 PM
    Carol , making an appearance on the soup today. Only 2 wish you this coming year to be a glorious one in which rewards all your future poetry with success. I love the time I took out of the first day of the year. 1-1-2013* :-) Just to wish you the best of 2013. Take care my dear poet friend. Thank you for the comment..pd

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 12:54:00 PM
    DELIGHTFUL! What more can I say my dear Miss Carol! "that was what she really wanted, from the very start" loved it... your dear dear friend, Jack xox

  1. Date: 11/30/2012 1:34:00 PM
    HA! this reminds me of my great grandma coulier may she rest well.. i love it!

  1. Date: 11/24/2012 11:07:00 AM
    lol you did it again Carol,keep POETRY SOUP laughing,great work,read as many different ppl poems as possible,when they read one of yours if its great you got a fan,ans to your ques,have a wonderful day

  1. Date: 11/24/2012 10:13:00 AM
    Love it! Granny pulls out all the stops - probably added twin turbos and double overhead cragometers! Never underestimate the power of a Granny. Reminds me of Livia from the Sopranos.

  1. Date: 11/23/2012 9:47:00 PM
    hahaha, what she wanted all along, a daily escort! Great ending on this fun poem!! Nicely done story poem!

  1. Date: 11/23/2012 4:39:00 PM
    Cute and lovely . . . . . . lovely and cute. - Love it Carol !!! Wishing you a lovely and relaxing weekend, take care of Granny and trolls. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/23/2012 3:31:00 PM
    Carol, you had me smiling all the way through this superb poem .Loved every line. Anne