My Very First Car

Christine Crowley By Christine Crowley, 17th Jan 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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A poem about my first first car - a 1955 VW Convertible.

My Very First Car

I was 19 years old and had not much money,
I wanted a car - isn't that funny?
My sister's boyfriend gave me a tip,
Luckily he had a real friendship.

A friend of his was restoring a car,
He did not live very far.
I went to visit this friend and found,
A Volkswagen convertible on his ground.

It was all black and the inside was fine,
The engine ran like a good car of mine.
I purchased the car and, what a pain,
Getting the owner transferred into my name.

I drove the car all over the town,
The convertible top open-and then I found.
A gas station up the road from me,
Was very reasonable in cost, you see.

I loved that car - if you took a gamble,
And were out of gas, it had a handle.
You turned it and then you would find,
Some more gas - and peace of mind.

I had that car for many years,
It served me oh so well-I had no fears.
I traded it in - I guess that's par,
But I miss that very first VW car.


Automobiles, Convertible, Poetry, Volkswagens

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author avatar Christine Crowley
I am retired from a community college and working part-time. I've always loved to write and find it rewarding.

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author avatar richardpeeej
17th Jan 2012 (#)

Your first car is something special Christine, what a great poem!. My first car was a Morris minor

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author avatar Christine Crowley
17th Jan 2012 (#)

Good for the Morris Minor. I am sure you have great memories.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
18th Jan 2012 (#)

Lovely memory...

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