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Elvira And The Pillow

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Elvira And The Pillow

A true story....


Well I lived in Sioux City for a little while
Another job site, hubby and I have covered some miles

While there, my mother in law came to visit
She drove Elvira, the biggest Buick ever made
No doubt about it!

I drove mom around to see the highlights
If you've been there, you know there's nothing but corn in sight

Suddenly the cars in front of us started to slow
Wondering which way around this pillow they needed to go

Well some went left and some went right
Some straddled over it and seemed alright

Mom said baby, it will be OK
Just drive right over it
Elvira won't notice anything in her way

I lined up perfectly and over we went
Thought I'd made it until visions were sent
Into the rear view mirror of down floating everywhere
And it wasn't pleasant!

I could see people on the sidewalks laughing, I pretended not to care
As millions of feathers floated through the air

Really embarrassed I drove on about one hundred feet
Then Elvira stopped dead right there in the street

Somehow the drive train had caught the cotton cover
Ripping it to shreds, wrapping it round and round so tight
Until it killed the engine dead

Now I know God works in mysterious ways
But He proved it for sure this very day

In a parking lot next to where Elvira had died
Was a complete race car driver's pit crew - no lie!

An 18 wheeler with trailer in tow
Guys dressed in uniforms, patches aglow 

With traffic backing up behind us
They came over to see what was all the fuss

I said spitting feathers out of my mouth
I really don't know, I'm from down south

They opened their trailer and out came the jacks
Air hoses and tools, they got down on their backs

From under the car I heard laughter and jokes
They'd seen cars stopped by everything but a pillow!

Well I thanked them and shook each and every hand
They wouldn't accept money, said the entertainment was grand
I often wonder who they were and if they remember Elvira and the pillow in Iowa land....

©Donna Jones

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  1. Date: 4/18/2013 12:09:00 PM
    Donna...you really got me laughing with this one! Gosh, I would have liked to have seen that! Fave list!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 4/18/2013 9:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Caleb...it's funny now, but was so embarrassing at the time...thanks!!!!!
  1. Date: 3/14/2013 10:12:00 PM
    Cool title! I just HAD to check this out... totally enjoyable, almost surrealistic. I loved every bit of it!! Best wishes, Keith

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 3/15/2013 9:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well it was so funny in real life! Glad you enjoyed..have a great one Keith.....Donna
  1. Date: 3/9/2013 7:27:00 AM
    Yee haw!!! Great story! Revives our faith in humankind don't it! I guess anything for a sweet little lady eh! No way if you were a crotchety old man! LOL Hugggggs! xox

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 3/9/2013 8:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh now Jack...I bet they couldn't have helped but be anything but impressed by your charm...thanks for stopping...it was funny..to me..
  1. Date: 3/9/2013 6:31:00 AM
    Ha! Ha! He! He!...Chuckle, roll, roll....Enjoyed the humor..Great work that has great rhythm, rhyme, and flow to it..Great story that you have told..Brings a memory to my mind about a happening in my life about something similar..Laying the humor aside..It is amazing sometimes how God takes care of us when we don't even realize that He is there..Thanks for stopping by..,Your comments were uplifting.Sara

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 3/9/2013 8:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    This is true Sara , I can't count the times I have otherwise come thru something safely I can not explain any other way. Glad you got a chuckle out of my poem...have a great weekend...Donna
  1. Date: 3/8/2013 1:21:00 PM
    Loved this funny piece and you have me smiling. love phyl

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 3/8/2013 4:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Glad it made you smile Phyllis, I still smile every time I think about it too...thanks for reading...
  1. Date: 3/7/2013 4:40:00 PM
    Ha Ha Ha!! You have entertained me to no end my friend! This is a very funny poem, Donna, you have brought a tear to my eye with the hilarity! What an outstanding piece, Great Work!!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 3/7/2013 4:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Russell...I guess it really doesn't take much to entertain me..my life is full of stories like this....thanks for stopping...Donna
    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 3/7/2013 4:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Think you Hanitra...glad you enjoyed...:-)
  1. Date: 3/7/2013 1:12:00 PM
    Hi, Donna! You made me laugh after a hard day's work; thanks a lot! Very pleasant style! Thnks for stopping by my new poems! Love, Hanitra

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 3/7/2013 4:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Hanitra...glad you enjoyed my poem..:-)
  1. Date: 3/7/2013 12:37:00 PM
    Donna this is very entertaining...David

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 3/7/2013 4:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Happy you liked it David.....:-)
  1. Date: 3/7/2013 11:59:00 AM
    Oh wow I am not a fan of free verse, (because I cannot do it) I think you have jut changed my mind, love this xx

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 3/7/2013 4:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well Mandy...glad you liked it...I just type like I was sitting and telling the story to you in person..anyway thanks for stopping to read my poem....Donna