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From out of the blue, on a journey straight through a dense fog of a brisk morning’s ride, to one side of my car, I saw something bizarre which completely left me mystified. I was taking a drive on old route thirty-five, having halcyon thoughts in my mind, when I saw pass me by, from the side of my eye an odd specter from not far behind A sight I’ve not seen since my years as a teen that was destined for only my eyes, an old friend from my youth Who was long in the tooth by the year of his timely demise. what I'll never forget, was his dark silhouette as he came up beside me so fast, even though it was dim, I could tell it was him leaning over the wheel as he passed. He seemed just as ever, yet I thought I’d never see the car and its driver again, until the appearance of this interference before fading into the glen. When his vehicle passed, I was highly aghast as I watched him go over the rise. But just as I neared, the ghost car disappeared, and that’s where we said our “good-byes”.

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Date: 11/27/2020 9:20:00 AM
Hi again William, as ever, the rhyme and rhythm of your poetry is a delight - this is also a terrific tale. When I next visit the USA I must take care to give Route 35 a miss. Great poetry - Bill
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Date: 11/27/2020 12:02:00 PM
Not a bad idea. No telling who you'd see along that route. Thank you again for your very kind remarks. :) ~William
Date: 11/27/2020 8:50:00 AM
Fine story well-told in rhyme. The poem is not only successful, it is enjoyable. Thanks for penning it and sharing it.
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Date: 11/27/2020 9:01:00 AM
Thank you! :) It's a true story, BTW. ~William