Thursday, May 9, 2013

Little Miss Goody Two Shoes

Little Miss Goody Two Shoes*

Today I took a curve
a little lot too fast,
and my heart thumped
and my cheeks flushed
and I remembered
a different curve
(in a different town)
driven by the girl I was.

She knew what it meant
to take a chance or two.

I, in my Goody Two Shoes,
with my cruise control
and my bottle of vitamins,
can only consider her in wonder.

But only for a second,
because she's already
around the bend,
out of sight.





[Note: After I had calmed back down again this song came on & I sang it at the top of my lungs. Seemed appropriate to share it here.]

*Origin of Goody Two Shoes here.

11 comments:

  1. Dana,

    I love your poem. Are you sure you didn't write it about me? It surely does sound like me. I guess as we age risk taking changes. Getting out of bed and getting your feet flat on the floor...... oh, there are days! This is nothing a trip to Cedar Point won't cure. LOL

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  2. I think as we get older, we appreciate the frailty of life and lose our nerve.

    Maybe you should listen to Deep Purple. Highway Star comes to mind.

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    1. Great minds...or something like that. I just made a Deep Purple reference in another context today :-)

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  3. A sweet and lovely piece, Dana. You're quite the same, too.

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  4. Slow down and be safe,

    signed, Leadfoot

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  5. Loved the poem. I get so excited when you drop one in on us.

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  6. Thanks guys. I've always had a lead foot - the invention of cruise control has saved me many a ticket I'm sure!

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