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Driver’s License Remix

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Remix of Driver’s License Poem (April 19)

Original:

I was late in life
to get a driver’s license
21, I believe
When we were teenagers
we could not drive the car
as Daddy put it
“it’s my livelihood”
made sense to me
Jealous, a little bit
of others who drove the family car
I was in a world of tractor drivers
farm kids
they had to drive to work the farms
long before their legal age
Daddy was not a farmer
he was an office man
after he was a NCO
and even some then
Maybe I was just as well off
if I had worked the farm
all the crops would have died
No green thumb here
and I have my driver’s license
So it all worked out
And I learned the value of walking
which has served me well
Win:Win

Remix of Driver’s License

twenty-one
not yet setting the sun
ready to have some fun
got my right to drive
wheels to spin
how it felt great back then
I would do it again
to capture the youthfulness
cast the car
into the further afar
take a leap at the stars
in my mind
stop and say
it’s been a wonderful day
there’s not a better way
to live my life
sixty-four
heading out the old side door
feet aching on the floor
reached back my prime
grab the keys
ready to feel the breeze
maybe catch a sneeze
could be a lot worse
oh to say
it’s just another day
if you do what you may
it’s not a loss
yes,  am older
but I am much bolder
maybe not quite the sporter
but I make do
twenty-one one
join up with sixty-four one
let’s go and have some fun
let the wheels spin
…..

There you have it! Day #28 of the National Poetry Month challenge.
Thanks to Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides Prompt:

“For today’s prompt, write a remix poem. That is, remix one of your poems from earlier in the month. There are many ways to do this. Turn a free verse poem into a traditional form (using lines from the original poem). Or use erasure to cut down a long poem into a short one. Or expand a short poem into a longer version. Get creative with it.”

2 thoughts on “Driver’s License Remix”

  1. I too received my drivers license late in life. Not until I was in the Unites States and still had to wait another 2 years. Just as well, more mature and better judgement

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