Cadillac-Don't Bug Me And My Fleetwood-Mac

I’d like to be behind the wheel of one of the finest cars.

I could buy myself a new one or maybe go to mars.


I don’t have the funds so that I could go that route,

So I’ll take a trip back in time, or maybe do without.


I can pretend I’m cruising with hoi polloi,

I’ll pretend my Cadillac “ride” is just another toy.

1903 Cadillac Runabout


I wish I could take a trip back to nineteen hundred and three.

I’d buy a Cadillac Runabout for my sweat-heart and me.

1927 Cadillac Victoria

Maybe a 1927 Victoria Coupe would be the Cadillac.

But it would be so hard to mount a proper bike rack.

It would be so cool; I’d feel so alive,

If only I could go back to 1955.


Elvis had some Fleetwoods and liked the color pink.

He had an El Dorado and painted it grape, I think.


I‘ve known some older Caddies and loved how they could float,

Like sailing on the ocean in a huge and wonderful boat.

El Dorado

I got into a time machine and tripped to 1993.

I bought an El Dorado that I felt was right for me.


I tried to update the stereo but the speakers really stunk.

I crashed into a toll booth and sold it just for junk.

Cadillac Deville

So I went back in the time machine to 1994.

I bought a Cadillac De Ville, a classic old four door.


It’s smooth and clean with pretty leather seats.

It’s a great car for a frugal old man, to cruise the city streets.


I love the way it floats, like a ship out on the sea.

When I top a short, steep hill, the hood is all I see.


This Caddy is so long I don’t have the slightest clue,

Where my front bumper is or where the rear is too.


I didn’t make this car or make the seats of leather.

But in the end it’s I, who has to decide if whether,


I should have gone more in debt and bought another car,

That uses a lot less gas and takes me oh so far.


But I would need another job and need a lot more bread.

So I went back in time and bought a smoother ride instead.


Alas and alack, please cut me some slack,

I’m really just giving recycling a whack.


So don’t be bugging me or my Fleetwood Mac.

I'm just an old "has-been" driving my Cadillac.

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Timothy Donnelly 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Cool, Micky Dee, cool. I like it.

Have you had opportunity to check out my "Cadillac Tune" Hub? Don't forget to take the two polls - your vote counts!

We should start linking all the Cadillac Hubs, what do you think?


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Howdy Timothy. Yes- I guess we should! Didn't know there was another. You responded quickly. It's like seconds after publishing. Thanks!


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Nice and swift hub. enjoyed the poem. thanks for sharing it, blessings to you. creativeone59


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thanks for stopping by creativeone59. I'll be over to your place soon.


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Bieberella 6 years ago from Pennsylvania

Creative! Nice poem.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Bieberella. After seeing your hubs I know I'll be back to Bieberellaville!


Jane 6 years ago

Your poems are always so wonderful. Real talent, MD.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Beautiful!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

Hi Mick, can I call you Mick, oh they are precious, Cadillac, If I have the means I will buy you one, hows your day going Micky, did you ride bike yesterday, too cold> TC, Maita


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Howdy Maita. I did ride yesterday but only 32 minutes or so on my rollers (inside machine). I probably didn't burn the calories I consumed. Today I'll ride the same amount but I hope twice. I keep gaining ounces that accumulate into pounds. I my I have two fears. One is fat. Be warm and be careful out there!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Oh- call me anything but late for dinner!


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Jess Killmenow 6 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

Hey, you know me. I'd rather ride my bike anyway :)

Nice poem, Micky!


poetlorraine 6 years ago

nice poem, enjoy the ride


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Mr. Killmenow. I'm always honored with your appreciation!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you poetlorraine. Yes let us all enjoy the ride!


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hotspur 6 years ago from England

Never been in a Cadillac - don't get many round my way...but I can imagine it now! Thanks for poem p.s how come you're on a bicycle in your pic?


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Howdy Hotspur. Thanks for dropping by and the kind words. I'm always on a bike- or as much as the weather will allow. Even when the weather isn't kind I try to ride a bike on rollers inside or something to hold the weight down and keep the heart going. I've ridden a bike as a hobby, almost, since leaving the Marine Corps in the early 70s.


poetlorraine 6 years ago

on your bike still....... i let..... now i am puzzled


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Hi Poetlorraine. Actually I just got up. Couldn't sleep. Thought I'd try writing a hub. It's turning 6 now where I am and I haven't slept much. I'm going to start some espresso and see what my mind can issue.


poetlorraine 6 years ago

good idea... it is 11.14 here, maybe i will have some coffe too cheers


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Cheers Sweet Lorraine. I think Eric Clapton sang about you.


poetlorraine 6 years ago

er when where what how ??????????


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Do you remember the song? It was on the Layla album, I'm sure.


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California

WOW! You are good, you can make a poem from any situation. I love it. I try to wax poetic at times, but I don't think that I would measure up to standards set by a real poet such as yourself.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

You're too much Fastfreta! Thank you.


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2uesday 6 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday.

Clever poetry - and it made me smile too, thank you.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thanks so much. I'll get back over to 2usedayville really soon.


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Peggy W 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

Loved the old photos as well as your poetry.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Peggy W. I'll wander over to your place soon. Thanks


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bgamall 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

Besides being a fan of Stevie Nicks/Fleetwood Mac, I think this is a great hub! I really like the green one. And your poetry as well. I wish you would put "Cadillacs in the news" to this hub.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you very much Bgamall.

Not sure what you mean "Cadillacs in the news" but researching I found other hubs. I should link them up.


Pachuca213 6 years ago

I love Caddy's....such a smooth ride and an even smoother cruising appearance to go along with it. My great grandpa was very classic and classy and always drove a Caddy...its in the blood to love those big boat cars...very safe too! I particularly loved modeling for the nice Devilles at the lowrider shows back in the day....There is nothing like a Caddy!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you for stopping by, Pachuca213. It really is a nice ride. Thanks


Brynda 6 years ago

Nice. My son is driving his Grandmother's caddy, 1991, I think. You just can't help but respond to luxury, it spoils you. "Sweet Lorraine" was country Joe and the Fish. Am I crazy or right??


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Maybe the song's wasn't Sweet Loraine. Sweet Loraine, when googled is a "Uriah Heep" tribute band. It's a song sung by Nat King Cole. Soooo...I think we're both lost a little. Let's keep looking. Thanks Brynda.


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chrismarva 6 years ago

Every accolade, every complement you get is well deserve. You put so much effort into your work that you truly belong at the top. Your friend always Chris


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

I feel that you are the talent and so much beauty comes from your work. I'm only trying ti emulate you. Thank you sir. Your friend always, Micky Dee

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