For George Walters

Written by a good friend of mine relating to one of my stories in the newspaper.  Thought I would share.  Great Poet for sure.


SOUTHERN VACATIONS

George liked to go south on vacation,
Along with his brother and his dad;
They’d load up their old car and away they would go.
It was the best fun that they ever had!

Well, they got an early start in the morning
And arrived at the U.S. border in a ‘swish’;
With their fishing poles ‘at the ready’,
They were hoping to catch some big fish!

The border guard was very nice
And as he waved, he said, ‘Catch one for me’!
They said that they would and then they were off,
Down the road feeling happy and carefree!

When they arrived at the ‘Blue Ridge Mountains’,
A couple of tunnels they had to go through;
It was a very enjoyable part of their trip
And they really enjoyed the view!

But then their old car started to smoke,
When they were on a North Carolina road;
His dad said, ‘Damn’ and pulled over to the side,
Because the engine was about to explode!

Well, it turned out the engine ‘threw a rod’,
Right through the side of the block;
So they got a ride with a State ‘Trooper’,
After he and his dad had a talk.

He dropped them off in a small town,
At a dealership that sold cars called ‘Nash’;
They were able to trade in their old car,
As well as spending a little extra cash!

Everything was fine ’till they got to Florida,
When the old Nash began to knock;
It seems the drain plug had fallen out
And there was no oil left in the block!

Well, they patched the old car up with a new oil plug
And then away they went down the road;
Only to have an anti-freeze leak,
Before they could get to their ‘abode’!

So they sealed up the rad with some ‘stop-leak’
And were back on the road again;
But soon the engine was over-heating
And oil was leaking from the oil pan!

They made it as far as Sarasota,
When his dad said,’ I’ve had enough’;
We’re going to go to the Ford dealer,
And buy a new Ford ‘on the cuff’!

The rest of the holiday was full of fun,
It was the best trip they ever had;
And they ended up with a brand-new Ford,
So they did not do too bad!


 

 

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