Sunday, May 08, 2016

Harrows and Hallows while driving, a poem for Sunday

Driving; Harrows and Hallows 

Going north I-45 in my Olds 
On my way to work sixty miles miles per hour 
Driving in the rain puddles here and there 

Hydroplaned real bad car changed head to toe 
That didn't last my car was in a spin 
Sixty miles an hour where would it end 

With cars around they slowed down gave me room 
"Weird idiot driver" I'm sure they thought 
Time had stalled showed to me future and past 

Quickly as it started car had straightened 
Sliding spinning had stopped now straight ahead 
Skillful driving? I was in other hands 

There's more to this tale I discovered soon 
In opposite direction headed south 
Same thing happened to my wife--other hands 
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Poem Copyright © 2016 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

I'm linked with Brendan MacOdrum at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Sunday Mini-Challenge: Harrows and Hallows (link
 - In 1985 we purchased a used 1981 Olds Cutlass Supreme, looking exactly like the picture above, with about 49,000 miles from its original owner.  We sold it for $1000 a few years later with 150,000 miles plus.  Its body had developed a baseball sized hole which we kept covered with duct tape.  Other than that it was still in good shape.
 - During our marriage of 43 years we have never purchased a NEW car.

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At Sunday, May 08, 2016 1:20:00 AM, Blogger brudberg said...

The terror of being saved by the bell.. To slide and almost collide.. That proximity must change a person (and it might serve a purpose)

At Sunday, May 08, 2016 10:36:00 AM, Blogger Carol Campbell said...

Whew! The style of this created the fear that could be felt in such a harrowing experience!

At Sunday, May 08, 2016 4:40:00 PM, Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Wow! Happy you lived to tell us of this experience. Stay blessed

Much love...

At Sunday, May 08, 2016 7:55:00 PM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Thank God for those hands! And for showing you both the miracle.

At Monday, May 09, 2016 8:21:00 AM, Blogger Magaly Guerrero said...

I like that in between all the fear caused by the accident, there is still the detail of people giving the speaker room. A bit of hope is always a good thing.

At Monday, May 09, 2016 9:29:00 AM, Blogger Rommy said...

I remember a similar thing happening to me when I was still new-ish at driving on my way home from college during a winter storm. Your description vividly brought back that terrifying pirouette my little car made on I-80.

At Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:39:00 PM, Blogger Outlawyer said...

Crazy--it is amazing how time stops in those moments--you have captured that so well. Thanks, Jim--glad you and your wife were safe! k.


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