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Every Parent’s Nightmare a drive by poem by Flyrod

They were self-made widows at age twenty-two
Debbie shot Johnny, and Sandra stabbed Hugh

They both had it coming, they were no good men
Two girls locked-up in the New York State pen

They cooked up a scheme for a big jail break
Both were doing life so their wasn’t much at stake

A gun and a knife that were baked in a cake
And a bribe to a guard who was always on the take

Helped them bust out and make their getaway
Women on the loose, it was a brand new day

They stole a new Chevy, a blue fifty-eight
They couldn’t get along, it was an endless debate

Who would get to drive and who would read the map
It didn’t take much for either one to snap

Every little thing started a new fight
The screaming didn’t stop til way into the night

Debbie threw a punch and the big brawl started
Well before they got their escape route charted

The big chevy swerved and the tires did squeal
No big surprise, there was no one at the wheel

They went through a guard rail doing eight-five
A hundred foot drop that no one could survive

A terrible explosion and a big fire ball
Is this how it ends in this feminine brawl?

The alarm clock rings and you jump out of bed
It was just a bad dream it was all in your head

Now you realize that today’s the big day
Your girls turn sixteen and oh by the way

Every parent worries how their kids will turn out
It drives them crazy and makes them want to shout

Sometimes you wonder if their kids will survive
That milestone birthday and a license to drive.

This car was photographed at a car show in Gulford, Connecticut.
The fighting girls are from a 1965 poster for a movie called Reform School Girls.
Names were changed to protect the innocent.

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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Comments

  • WildBillPho
    WildBillPhoover 2 years ago

    LOL! Good one! Teens do seem to be a nightmare sometimes…Great art work flyrod, awesome colors make everything fit together nicely!

  • barkeypf
    barkeypfover 2 years ago

    A nice poster series you have going flyrod. Well done.

  • Hey thanks Paul. Ten in the series, so stay tuned.

    – flyrod

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 2 years ago

    your poem had my attention right to the end flyrod. Great job!
    And yes I went through the nightmare of three teens girls driving – all turned out just fine thank goodness.

  • Thanks very much Vickie, glad you found it entertaining.

    – flyrod

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 2 years ago

    Gulp! My grandson just got his driver’s permit. I worry so! Great work, flyrod.

  • Well they all have to leave the nest sometime. It’s to bad it has to be with so much horsepower. Always appreciate you comments Dot.

    – flyrod

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 2 years ago

    And just so know feminism took hold…
    their driving the cars like us boys of old…
    Well done, sir!

  • Well said my friend. Thanks as always.

    – flyrod

  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangertover 2 years ago

    A great piece of work.

  • I appreciate that Nigel

    – flyrod

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 2 years ago


    bravo !
    my best, your host (francis).

  • Thanks very much Francis.

    – flyrod

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinover 2 years ago

    Awesome creation!!!!!

  • I’m pleased you liked it Greta.

    – flyrod

  • waynea3
    waynea3over 2 years ago

    Superb…incredible!

  • Nice of you to say waynea

    – flyrod

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 2 years ago


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  • Thank you so much for supporting my work. Hosts like you make the RB experience better for everyone and I really appreciate your efforts.

    – flyrod

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