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Stand or Fall

flyrod

Joined July 2011

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1958 Oldsmobile 88
Canon 5D Mark 2, 24-105mm 1:4 lens. Photoshop CS5

STAND OR FALL a drive by poem by Flyrod

There are things we don’t make in America anymore
So much competition comes from offshore

Such is the fate of an automobile great
The one that they called the Rocket 88

It was an Oldsmobile so sleek and long
With Detroit mussel you couldn’t go wrong

This is the one they called “your fathers Oldsmobile”
A backbone of steel and chrome that was real

Inspired by jets and the aerospace age
For a man in a suit it was all of the rage

Big whitewall tires gave it such class
And big V-8 power when you wanted to pass

Today so many cars all look the same
And that helped kill Oldsmobile’s fame

If an Olds and a Buick and a Chevy look the same
You might as well call them all the same name

When things all went bust in two thousand eight
Eminent bankruptcy sealed its fate

If you don’t stand for something you surely will fall
That’s a lesson to learn for one and for all

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