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A 50's Poem

Shoop, Shoop
Shoe, Wop, Wop
Shoop, Shoop
Shoe, Wop

The moment I laid eyes on you
I knew it was true love
You were sharing a root beer float with your friends
Down at the soda shop

I looked debonair in my Pompadour
You cute in your poodle skirt
I took out my comb to slick down the sides
As you smiled, giggled, and twirled

I asked if you'd like to go out
Just you and me on a date
I picked you up at seven o'clock
In my 56' Chevrolet

Your father gave me a stern look
Your mother a gleam in her eye
He asked where we were going
Why church sir, I said with a smile

Shoop, Shoop
Shoe, Wop, Wop
Shoop, Shoop
Shoe, Wop

I took you to the drive in
Bobs Burgers and Late Night Shakes
Afterward, we both went dancing
At the Hop just down the street

You had my heart all in a flutter
As we slowed danced all night
It was then I knew for certain 
That I would make you my lovely wife

I got you home way past your curfew
Your dads silhouette by the front door
You said I can't go back to that
I pressed the peddle to the floor

So here we are these many years later
Me as your husband you as my wife
With our grandkids playing about our feet
Thinking back to that fateful night

Shoop, Shoop
Shoe, Wop, Wop
Shoop, Shoop
Shoe, Wop

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 10/2/2019 2:49:00 PM
I don’t think I ever enjoyed a poem as much as this one, without even being familiar with “shoop...”; a dance? When will you be creating more fun? I once read one of your poems about a garage full of collected items. What’s the name of it? I want to look it up and read it again and maybe share it.
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Date: 2/9/2019 8:10:00 AM
So darn cute, Mike! Shoop shoop shoop
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Date: 2/3/2019 12:45:00 PM
Loved your verse Mike, I had images of grease in my head. Tom.
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Date: 2/3/2019 11:26:00 AM
A very fun , special poem Mike :) Well done !
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Date: 2/3/2019 10:08:00 AM
I'm dancing to it, this is so good! :))) xomo!
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