The Early Years

In 1954
my father bought

mom a new pink &
white dodge

she loved that car
so much she painted

the house to match
the mills brothers sang

you’re nobody til
somebody loves you

that night
I was conceived

after a couple
of cans of heidl brau

and for a brief
moment

all was right
with the world

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18 Responses to The Early Years

  1. Bob says:

    Are you sure we aren’t brothers? I can remember parties that my parents threw for some of the neighborhood couples… and the Mills Brothers (especially the song you relate and ”Cab Driver”) supplied the music as they danced away the hours in our living room. Simpler times… thanks for the memories.

  2. johemmant says:

    You should have been a girl on that basis! Nice poem…….

  3. Scot says:

    yeah, some things would be better unchanged–others not–thanks for reading

  4. Scot says:

    yep, she may have had pink things picked out

  5. joefelso says:

    I love painting the house to match the car. I picture a world designed that way. Wonderful. —D

  6. Julie says:

    Absolutely…positively…perfect. The ending says it all. In just those few words, there is an entire novel. Thank you!!!

  7. Alexa Cohen says:

    So right, those moments when eveything seems into place that are oh so few and so brief… thanks!

  8. scot says:

    alexa
    it seems that way–just maybe we don’t pay close attention.

  9. scot says:

    D
    thanks Jo–I believe my mother did to!

  10. scot says:

    Julie
    Thank You–perhaps there is

  11. jojanoski says:

    I think that car is so gorgeous…think I’ll run down to the paint store right now!

  12. scot says:

    JO
    It is a dodge le femme

  13. whypaisley says:

    i am with jo… i totally love the car,, the color the style… perfection… and the poem as a accompaniment could not have been better….

  14. Scot says:

    paisley
    thanks–I never write a poem to a picture. The poems come and then I look for a picture that might go with them. I probably should really leave the pics off–but sometime they add. But should never be the centerpiece– 🙂

  15. Nochipa says:

    Just loved it from start to finish and the photo, too!

  16. David Rheins says:

    Really fine work, Scot. And not a bad way to begin life’s journey. Well done.

  17. Scot says:

    Thank you Nochipa–glad you liked it

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