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The Girl in the Red Corvette—Poem

Updated on September 29, 2012
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We met cruising Main Street, Santa Ana— circa 1959.

I don’t remember the precise date or time.

Two girls in a red Corvette had suddenly caught my attention.

Bill leaned out, asked them to stop, and they smiled with some apprehension.



They pulled to the curb and we followed behind—

That red Corvette and the cute girl I would find.

We asked if they would like to hear us sing.

I pulled out my guitar and we did our thing.


            BILL MEDLEY(left)   and   DON FIDUCCIA  —                circa-1959
BILL MEDLEY(left) and DON FIDUCCIA — circa-1959 | Source


The girls listened to our songs very amused—

They both had a smile and seemed somewhat enthused.

Our goals were of music and singing to others—

And a great way to meet girls for musical brothers


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The girl and I became fast friends.

We sat talking and smooching on streets with dead ends.

We hung-out together and did crazy things,

Including the sensuous adventures from which life springs.

We had things in common and were similar in mind.

We believed in theories not of humankind.


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Then suddenly I got lost in the turbulence of life

The next time I saw her, she had become someone’s wife.

I thought of her over the years — the times we had—the things unsaid

She’d given to me a part of her, and I never knew— if she’d felt misled


HI—Do you remember me?
HI—Do you remember me?


Fifty years later, I opened Facebook, and I couldn’t believe,

As I read the page— it was hard to perceive.

A name I remembered that still seemed unique

The girl with the red Corvette, which was now an antique.


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I paused for a moment and thought of the past

About choices we make and questions not asked

I’d never forgotten the times that we shared—

We’d lived our lives separately with feelings undeclared.

We’d been nonconforming to others yet alike in our own way

The girl in the red Corvette —a fresh memory today.


© Don Fiduccia 2012


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      Deep Biswas 5 years ago from India

      What a nostalgic poem! Takes me back to the old days. Thank you for sharing this. Very fitting images too. Especially of your duo.

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      anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      We never forget those young experiences, do we? You just wrote about a memory that all of us can identify with. I'm thinking about mine right now. Thanks for the memories.

      Nice poem. Fun and sweet. Love the picture of you and Bill.

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      DFiduccia 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      Hi Ann,

      It's good to hear from you. Those were some fun days. Thanks for stopping by.

      DF

      Metaphysical— Thanks for reading and commenting. Writing the poem took me way back, also.

      DF

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Great nostalgic look back at Santa Ana days. It was a simpler time. Great photos here too!

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      DFiduccia 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      xstatic— Thanks for reading and commenting. Yes— Those were the days, my friend. We. . .

      DF

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      A memoir so vividly created here my friend

      Excellence in this piece

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      It is always interesting on what we remember as we are younger. I remember very little as a child, but my wife can remember things from when she was 2. A great trip back down memory lane DF, to the good ole days:) Voted up, awesome, and interesting.

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      DFiduccia 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      lyricwriter—Thanks for reading, commenting, and the vote. I relived those moments while writing the piece.

      DF

      rahul—It sure was a vivid memory for me. Thanks for reading and commenting.

      DF

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      Nancy Yager 5 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      I think we all haven those secret stories in our past. Thankyou for reminding me of some good old memories. I also like to have some of that risk-taking ability back like you so beautifully described.

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      DFiduccia 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      Lipnancy—Thanks for reading and commenting.

      DF

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      There's just something about a red corvette that will stir any heart. Those were the days!

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      DFiduccia 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      Thanks teach—DF

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      Wonderful Memories, set to a Poem on Life, and that Red Corvette...Loved it! Also Loved the picture of YOU and Bill Medley who would later become a part of the "Righteous Brothers". You look like a young "Dion"...very Handsome! Thanks for sharing and those fun memories.

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      DFiduccia 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      b.Malin—Thank you for your gracious comments.

      DF

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      Vincent Moore 5 years ago

      Thank goodness for our memories, I to remember the first time I took my girl for a ride in my 57 Chevy and then later on my Harley. The moments we captured still linger with me, to see this red corvette again on Facebook after all those years must have made you sigh with a smile on your face, I can see it now:-) Oh yes memories are made of this...

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      DFiduccia 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      So true, Vincent! Thanks for reading.

      DF

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      OUCH!!!, i a m enjoying this much, but not for the sad ending...great story though my friend...

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      DFiduccia 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      raciniwa,

      Thank you!

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      Ah so nice and so sad. Love this story. I was on ancesty one day when a lady sent me a message about family member on my tree when I realized she was the sister of a very old boyfriend. She never knew me and I never said a word about knowing her brother.

      Really the Righteous Brothers? My favorites I have many of their songs on my ipod. I still have my 45 and many of their records.

      Enjoyed your hub and vote up and shared.

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      DFiduccia 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      moonlake,

      Thanks so much for your comments and your vote.

      DF

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Oh so beautiful.. and the CORVETTE. I love corvettes.. it is so funny how Facebook has helped people meet people from our past. it has happened to me.. wow what a life we have now..

      I love your poem.

      sharing

      Debbie

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      DFiduccia 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      Debbie— thanks for all your wonderful comments, votes and sharing.

      DF

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      New Newbie 4 years ago

      This is truly a magical poem. It took me back to the music and excitement of that era, and to my first love.

      It's light hearted and fun on the surface with a tender touch of bittersweet. Your words captured it perfectly.

      You had an amazing career on your mind so I don't believe the girl expected more or felt mislead. I'm sure she was proud of you.

      It's a happy ending that you two made contact after all the years. It's mind-boggling to think that without the Internet it probably would have never happened.

      Awesome, interesting and very beautiful. thumbs up

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      DFiduccia 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      Newbie,

      Thank you so much for reading. Your comments are kind and truly perceptive. Thanks again for the thumbs up.

      DF

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      James Bowden 4 years ago from Long Island, New York

      Hello D:

      What can I say, but your poem took my breath away. I am not generally known for composing poems, especially ones that rhyme, but I must say that you did an excellent job of telling a story from years gone by and did so in perfect rhythm, one line after the other. Excellent job-a beautiful poem, to rekindle yesteryear and I couldn't help in voting up as well. I told you a few days back, that I would get a chance to stop by and read this poem, did I not? Thanks again for a wonderful read by the way of a great poem. Take care.

      Jl

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      DFiduccia 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      Jl,

      Thanks so much for your lengthy and kind comments Yes, I figured you would be able to identify with this poem, as I did your beautiful poem, “Two Forks Apart-A Romantic Poem, Inspired By A Non-Fictional Love Story”

      DF

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