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Long, Low and Wide

Long, Low and Wide

By Elton Camp

American cars of the fifties were a big hit
Although some in a garage wouldn’t fit

No tailfin could possibly be too high
A wraparound windshield had to spy

Gobs of shiny chrome was the in thing
Like a cheap woman covered in bling

They weaved uncertainly down the way
Safety was not a concern of the day

They would rattle, shimmy and shake
The shoddy construction was a mistake

Ten miles per gallon is all some got
Get 100,000 miles and they were shot

That decade was the beginning of disgust
So that later, foreign cars became a must

Those of us who were young in that time
Considered those cars to be so sublime

Copyright © Elton Camp

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