I Was Caught Racing

I Was Caught Racing

Took my stick shifted 1972 VW car for a little ride,
Spun my tires on first gear as people watched from the side.
By the time I stepped on the clutch to shift again,
I caught sight of a cop car that was speeding to gain.

Second gear moved me faster as I made a right turn,
And the rubber on my tires smoked as they burned.
Speedometer registered 25 so I popped it to third,
Lord and behold I am being passed by a little flying bird.

Mr. Policeman still back behind me as I look in the mirror,
Doing 30 miles by now and my wheel is harder to steer-r-r-r-r.
Two more gears left so I popped the clutch and shifted to fourth,
Looked up atop the dashboard and saw the compass pointing north.

Put the metal to the peddle and my car is now speeding at thirty five,
And running next to me a voice shouts,” Go Baby,” dam, it’s my wife.
She’s running faster than my car as I finally shift it to fifth gear,
That woman is screaming through my window and drinking a beer.

I finally see the red lights’ flashing as the siren sounds the alarm,
And I figure that I might as well floor it since the police just past the farm.
Chickens fly right into my back seat and start laying a dozen eggs,
Then a jealous rooster fly’s in and starts pecking on my chicken looking legs.

My Volkswagen is racing as fast as it can at thirty-eight miles an hour,
Wife passes me and shouts to my face, “Hey turtle, don’t forget, buy some flour!”
The cop pulls me over and gives me a ticket for going slow on a 40 mile zone,
Gives the wife a speeding ticket for running too fast and for getting beer stone.

Copyright © Oscarelizondo Sunday December 13, 2009 4:39 PM

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Just having some fun writing just after I drove my 1972 volkswagon on the country roads a little while ago and it really was fun. Don’t have a wife, but she used to enjoy the ride and I just added to the story. LOL Ready to race, come on, let’s go.

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Comments

  • Zolton
    Zoltonalmost 5 years ago

    Ha ha…. that was a smile. Errrrr…. quite a lady running that fast with a beer and all.

  • Sometimes it feels nice to write something that is funny to the heart. It might not be to others, but as you know as a writer, inside our heads we feel it, we experience it, then we seek to convey those emotions, might not alway work, and so, I had so much fun because I was driving that car, I have one, however, the rest is make believe. Thanks for tuning in, yea, she could drink, I mean run, LOL.

    – oscarelizondo

  • Soaps
    Soapsalmost 5 years ago

    Love your work, ha ha ha – that was a ride alright. Bravo!

  • This little car just brings smiles of just owing it, better drive it, but I still work with it, needs more work and such. Thank you so much for having a few laughs with me on this one, it does the body good, to imagine and just enjoy everyday of life on this earth. Thanks for your wonderful cheering comment, it makes me smile too. Have a great day, see ya later.

    – oscarelizondo

  • Soaps
    Soapsalmost 5 years ago

    I am sure you have seen ‘The world’s fastest Indian’ a must see. I think you would love it.

  • Not too sure if I have or not, but if I don’t remember, I guest it would be a find time to do it again. thanks for inspiring me to see it.

    – oscarelizondo

  • linmarie
    linmariealmost 5 years ago

    LOL!!!! this is so whimsical,, full of fun and smiles,, I love the taunting from the wife, yet reminders of necessities to bring home,,, peace and love linmarie

  • oscarelizondo
    oscarelizondoalmost 5 years ago

    OH, JUST HAVING SOME FUN, YEA, I WAS FULL OF IT, LINMARIE, I MEANT FULL OF ENERGY, OKAY, LOL YES MY PEA BRAIN NEEDED TO VENTURE OUT AND CREATE SOMETHING MAGICAL AND AFTER DRIVING MY LITTLE CAR I WAS FEELING IT, NO, NOT GOING TO THE BATHROOM, I MEANT FEELING LIKE HAVING A LITTLE FUN. WELL, I THINK I’LL JUST HEAD ON BACK AND EITHER GO PLAY GOLF OR MAYBE WRITE, DON’T KNOW YET, YOU’LL HEAR FROM ME LATER, THAT’S IF YOU DARE OPEN UP MY E=MAIL. LATERS

  • warmsoul
    warmsoulalmost 5 years ago

    This is great Oscar. Very funny. you brought a smile to my face. Thanks

  • oscarelizondo
    oscarelizondoalmost 5 years ago

    I really enjoyed going from one extreme of writing to another, it was fun and glad you liked it. Thanks again for stopping and commenting.

  • lisameryl
    lisamerylover 3 years ago

    Oscar, LOL…big smiles…this was a wickedly fun-tastic write! Oh, I do adore your wicked humor…big hugs from me to you! Peace and love be with you and yours forever, Lisa =)XO

  • So you see, I am a funny guy with a sense of humor, it is the way of my style, I find laughter even in the hardest of times, and thank you for reading another part of me in my writes. Gosh, I felt the last couple of hugs, thanks.

    – oscarelizondo

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