Ode to an old orange Jeep
Orange Restored Willys Jeep Pick UP (Not mine)
It was nineteen hundred
And eighty one
Back in Texas to follow God’s Son
In business I was, yet busy in school
Not just school
But grad school you see
A painter’s son with a family to feed
Cars painted by day, more by night
Study was hard and money was tight
Work, work everywhere work
But getting paid now that was the quirk
Promises, promises, “oh yes we’ll pay”
Then suddenly no water,
No lights to see
So at night we pray,
For those who should pay
Used cars so often, I would paint
For fear my young children,
From hunger might faint
Though work was steady
Their payment seldom ready
So a painter I was and a student too
But as evil collector
Some thought me they knew
Calling, calling, anything please
My financial pain I must appease
So out of the blue not really wanted
This ugly orange Jeep for me it ever haunted
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Seven years I drove her
The used car dealer pleads,
“It’s all I have”
My thoughts all asunder,
“Is this a financial salve”?
So this 55 Willys, a Pick Up Jeep
Not many like it; for me it was cheap
Sell it I might, restore it for more
The snow becomes harsh
The roads piled high with snow and ice
The average car
Would not remain nice
But the jeep, the old orange Jeep
Pushes right through
This cold icey marsh
So thoughts to sell,
Pass more every day
Money I sought, in so many ways
Seven years I drove her
Just as she was
But then she stopped,
Liked time often does
Parked her I did, at my father’s place
Dreams to restore,
My thoughts did race
But life gets busy and families grow
Nature’s forces do stir and stain
So the old orange Jeep no longer remains
My thoughts now linger as I sometimes weep
This my ode to my old orange Jeep
©Copyright 2012 Dr. Lee W. Outlaw III
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