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My Little Red Corvette

Sugar drops and colored gumballs, An open skyline, an open convertible, and a white ragtop! Black Perrelis, red caps, and spoked mag-frames, Pacific Coast Highway, and her stairway to heaven! A thousand charged horses on pure octane! My deliverance, black rock cod, and pink champagne! Her deliverance, Pacific Coast Highway, a stairway to heaven, and romance! A storybook weekend, and my little red Corvette! A white and pink plumeria flower, above the ear, and a few warm tears! Matchbox, Hot Wheels, tracks and tracks, and Dad's Road and Track! Boys and their silly toys, lost quarters, lost dimes, lost rhymes, and lost innocence! Those magnificent men in their flying machines! Liquid sunshine, Turtle Wax, Palmolive, and the softest hands! Kid's glove leather, hands on leather, and zero to sixty in three or more! Golden Gate Bridge lit at midnight, and Los Angeles rocking to soft jazz! My little red Corvette, and my Mother's good sense! An arching rainbow, a hidden valley, a tree house on Kauai! From Grand Canyon, to Waimea Canyon, to tea with Diane Canyon! Charley's Angels, Mae West, Some Like It Hot, from Twiggy to Marilyn Monroe! Hey Joe DiMaggio, hey Mickey Mantle, hey Smoking Joe! Pacific Coast Highway on any Sunday afternoon, and my choice of fresh fish! From pink champagne, to Zinfindel, On Her Majesty's Secret Service! Sean Connery at midnight, Mr. James Bond and a Russian scientist in love! My little red Corvette, Hans Christian Anderson, and A Christmas Carol!

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Date: 11/12/2017 5:41:00 PM
such wonderful imagery and some great memories , the lists in the poem reminded me of we didn't light the fire by Billy Joel :-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 10/4/2017 5:02:00 PM
Sounds like the perfect tribute to a Prince masterpiece.
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Thomas Hsi
Date: 10/9/2017 2:55:00 AM
Hamilton, you're really too kind, but I greatly appreciate your generous appraisal of my poem. Thank you.
Date: 9/8/2017 4:36:00 AM
It's an honor to read your fine work, Thomas.
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Thomas Hsi
Date: 9/10/2017 10:41:00 PM
Thank you Teddy. You are really too kind. I'm looking forward to reading your poetry.
Date: 9/5/2017 2:19:00 AM
Hi Thomas, a word comes to mind regarding the car for one, and some other icons you have highlited (snazzy) I hope you find the epithet to your liking? I thought a good piece all round, it blows some of the cobwebs away I could almost be on that interstate hwy, wafting the breeze."
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Thomas Hsi
Date: 9/10/2017 10:40:00 PM
Thank you Joe for reading my poem and leaving a very thoughtful comment. I'll be sure to read your poetry.
Date: 9/4/2017 1:39:00 PM
nice images come to mind with the words here. Thanks for sharing here
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Thomas Hsi
Date: 9/10/2017 10:37:00 PM
Thank you BONNIE, and I'll be sure to read your poetry. By the way, I like your name "BONNIE Hollywood-Cutts."
Date: 9/4/2017 10:53:00 AM
So many beautiful images and memories. A pleasure to read and experience.
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Thomas Hsi
Date: 9/10/2017 10:35:00 PM
Thank you Elisabeth for reading my poem and leaving a comment. I'll be sure to read your poetry. I'm a product of Sean Connery as James Bond, and The Age of Aquarius with its bell-bottom jeans painted with flowers and peace signs.
Date: 8/10/2017 6:42:00 AM
Oooh I really felt the warmth of the California sun in this. great job!
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Thomas Hsi
Date: 8/10/2017 6:51:00 AM
I appreciate your kind comment. I wrote this poem listening to a song called "Pacific Coast Highway" by Nils.
Date: 8/4/2017 7:27:00 PM
Went through time fast with that. Mention of the Vietnam War would have went well with that.
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Thomas Hsi
Date: 8/7/2017 5:47:00 AM
Thank you for reading my poem and leaving a comment. Hope you enjoyed the poem. I shall look forward to reading your poetry!
Date: 8/1/2017 5:51:00 AM
Boys and their toys !! Lol.. this is a fun read for every man I think. A great read Thomas
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Maria Williams
Date: 8/2/2017 1:50:00 AM
Thanks Thomas, your faith in me is making me think about it. Thanks also for the support. Btw, have you thought of writing a story, your command is excellent , I think you would go very well too.
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Thomas Hsi
Date: 8/1/2017 6:14:00 AM
Kind of you to visit and leave a comment. By the way, have you thought of writing a short story? Your command over imaginative and creative writing is on the master's level, and I would love to read a longer work.