The Green Beast
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My dad loved big cars and had a dark green Ford LTD,
it was a giant beast of a car with a huge lazy engine;
we called it, "the house on wheels," and gosh it was smooth,
like floating and drifting along peacefully on a tranquil lake.
It was the biggest and most flamboyant of the Ford cars,
bedecked with chrome on the front and a hood ornament;
and it was long, real long- two hundred and fourteen inches,
I said, "we turn a corner and five minutes later the car turns."
That car was dad's pride and joy- he washed and polished it,
almost everyday and it gleamed in the sun- it was a beauty;
he would take us for a ride and we would just roam the streets,
I recall just sinking into the soft upholstery seat cozy like a bed.
But in time- rust ate away at the underside creeping upwards,
the dark green began to dull and there was an odd engine murmur;
but dad kept it,- cherished it for years and years just to look at,
that old jalopy sure made him so happy until he gave it away.
I will never forget the day it was towed down our quiet street,
that was a sad day for dad as we sat together watching it go.
July 11, 2019
Poetry/Verse/The Green Beast
Copyright Protected, ID 19- 1165-561-02
All Rights Reserved. Written under Pseudonym.
Written for the contest, The Old Jalopy
sponsor, Craig Cornish
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