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BLUE STEEL COFFIN a drive-by poem by Flyrod

The highway to hell is retched and crowded
With rotting corpses that beg to be shrouded

While they lust for speed to outrun the masses
Blue Steel dwellers have express lane passes

Most others rest in mahogany and brass
These will not do for the car underclass

For the truly wicked and criminally insane
The Blue Steel Coffin owns the fast lane

The crowd seeks escape and looks for a bypass
While the Blue Steel dwellers just step on the gas

A smoking gun, and a rusted steel Ford
With a bad attitude the old monster roared

Those duel rear tires would take a good bite
The Edlebrook engine would put up a fight

A hundred and fifty would be his top speed
With hell in his headlights that’s all he would need

The tachometer red lined as he crashed the gate
Fire and brimstone will now be his fate

With no cars in heaven he’d rather be in Hell
Were rat rods abound and drivers rebel

The name’s Flyrod. American car culture is my thing. If it rolls, roars, or rumbles I’m into it. Statistics and facts aren’t my gig. My mission is to track down and capture the infamous rides that make up pop culture, and to tell their stories.

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  • flyrod
    flyrodalmost 3 years ago
    by flyrod

    Original Photo

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...almost 3 years ago


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  • Thanks very much DeeZ

    – flyrod

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...almost 3 years ago


  • Thanks Carol and Mike

    – flyrod

  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangertalmost 3 years ago

    Another great image and poem.

  • Thanks Nigel

    – flyrod

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusalmost 3 years ago

    Brillant !

  • Appreciate that Steve.

    – flyrod

  • canonman99
    canonman99almost 3 years ago

    nicely done

  • Thanks very much Cannonman

    – flyrod

  • peechez2010
    peechez2010almost 3 years ago

    Oh this is sa-weet!! Love it…excellent work….into my favs right away~

  • I appreciate that peechez.

    – flyrod

  • ChasSinklier
    ChasSinklieralmost 3 years ago

    Well this works well fR – real bewdy ~:0) VivaChas!

  • Thanks Chas, always appreciated.

    – flyrod

  • Jan Siemucha
    Jan Siemuchaalmost 3 years ago

    Sweet, love your writing too.

  • Thanks so much Jan.

    – flyrod

  • John Schneider
    John Schneideralmost 3 years ago

    Eeriely epic!

  • I love that comment John. That could be a title for a future work. Thanks my friend.

    – flyrod

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