General Poetry posted June 26, 2013

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A nostalgic acrostic poem

Lost In The Fifties Tonight

by Suzie Q

Let's take a little trip down a memory lover's lane
Occupy a seat on this bound-for-glory train
Sam Cooke is the conductor, Elvis Presley is the guide
Take a tip from me, you don't wanna miss this ride

Included in your fare is everything to make you smile
No tears will be provided, they cost extra every mile

Time to close your eyes awhile and let your mind rewind
Heaven knows it won't be hard to leave your blues behind
Exit now, we have arrived, worries will have to wait

Follow me, there's much to see, hurry or you'll be late
I bet your belly's growlin' the A&W's mighty keen
Friday the joint is jumpin', teenyboppers' favorite scene
T-Birds with tops pulled down fill up the parking lot
I think we'd better go inside, cause boy it sure is hot
Each booth has a jukebox, hope your pocket has a jingle
Slip a coin into the slot and hear your favorite single

Twistin' The Night Away's got everyone on their feet
Only a fool would sit it out, can't they hear the beat
Nehi's, burgers and fries, time to take a seat
I can't believe time has flown, we've only been here a minute
Guys and gals, time to go, find the car and let's get in it
Hop aboard, the whistle's blowin', don't have time to cry
Take a look, there's Lucy and Ethel waving us goodbye


I always wished I'd grown up in the fifties. Hope this will bring back fond memories for those of you who did. Thank you Sinbackkk for the great photo! I was born in 61' so I do remember car hops :)
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