Ted Sheridan


1953 Buick Special - Poem by Ted Sheridan

I was admiring the clean car this morning before it rained
With my newspaper in hand I paused momentarily to notice its beauty
My wife had cleaned it yesterday; from vinyl top to rubber bottom
The windows were spotless and the upholstery was polished
I even thought I heard the leather inside say “Thank the wife”…
Its grille was shiny and bright with the precision of a dentist
As I was returning to the house I was thinking about going for a drive
My wife appeared at the front door in her nightgown....
There is just something special about a clean car and those hood ornaments


(2007)


Comments about 1953 Buick Special by Ted Sheridan

  • (2/8/2009 8:41:00 PM)

    did your wife read this.....................? (Report)Reply

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  • Martin O'Neill (1/6/2009 6:58:00 AM)

    I have only just come across your work, and I have enjoyed it immensely. This is the kind of 'catch the moment' poem I love reading. Immediacy in the commonplace. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/26/2008 9:08:00 PM)

    This is good! ! But how do you get your wife to CLEAN the car, and then apear in her nightgown! ! ! ! LOL>...

    Bonnie
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  • (10/12/2007 12:13:00 AM)

    YOUR WIFE CLEANS THE CAR! ! ! ! ! Hell, I'm hoping a certain someone doesn't read this. Now, I'm just off to admire my new shoes from all angles..... :) t x (Report)Reply

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  • (10/10/2007 11:56:00 AM)

    My wife appeared at the front door in her nightgown....
    There is just something special about a clean car and hood ornaments

    your sense of timing you sense of pause s unique..10
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  • (10/10/2007 9:49:00 AM)

    drive the Night-Gown like it was a 1953 special Buick. i would. take care. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/10/2007 9:12:00 AM)

    Classic car and classy wife...what a combination...and what a ride! Zen (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 15, 2011


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