Smoky Hoss

Gold Star - 14,439 Points (01 may 1962 / U.S.A.)

A Young Mans Dream - Poem by Smoky Hoss

When I was barely a teen
I heard a rock-n-roll singer sing,
Something about a sweet and fast little thing -
Said she was the finest thing he'd ever seen
A real smooth movin' machine,
Prettier than a silver-dream -
Said she was oh so right
Both day and night,
And well worth a fight -
I listened close, ears wide open
Found myself longing and hoping,
My heart beat really stroking -
I was so young way back then
Couldn't truly comprehend
This wonder that really moves most men -
But ofcourse I grew
And became a young man too,
Learned my lessons, paid my dues -
Then came that incredible day
When desire fulfilled came my way...
Boys listen, for I am here to say:
No price is too high, no distance too far,
To find and to have that beautiful star -
No, I'm not talkin' 'bout a woman...
My first love, was ofcourse a car!


Poet's Notes about The Poem

- She was a 1975 Pontiac Trans-Am...
and I was all of 18 years old. What a time it was!

Comments about A Young Mans Dream by Smoky Hoss

  • (8/31/2015 4:59:00 AM)

    Great poem Smoky. Enjoyed this one a lot. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/21/2012 2:43:00 PM)

    I can really relate to this, my first love was a guitar,
    she was a gibson, so beautiful to play. Sadly she got
    stolen many years ago, I bet she still plays like a dream.
    A fantastic poem.
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  • (7/17/2012 1:00:00 PM)

    Smoky- I was expecting another kind of fast, sexy number, all the way through. Let me say, you
    are getting your rhyming patterns down to a fine art. Really enjoyed this lok back
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  • (7/17/2012 9:32:00 AM)

    well narrated incident in the poetical form.. Nice to read! (Report)Reply

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  • Swetha Vanakayalapati (7/16/2012 10:53:00 PM)

    i somewhat guessed u're not referring to a woman.........very enjoyable poem.........ride is wonderful sir! ! ! (Report)Reply

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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (7/14/2012 1:50:00 AM)

    Primo Simpatico penning, indeed! Lyrical, and punched with levity, cleverity and true-to-life teenage experience.
    If you write music, i'd be thinkin' of a tapping tune right now! Enjoyed this much ~FjR~
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  • Heather Wilson (7/13/2012 3:48:00 PM)

    Had a chuckle at the end of the poem, enjoyed the read, thanks. (Report)Reply

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  • Juan Olivarez (7/13/2012 9:16:00 AM)

    I hear ya Smoky, and I think Burt and Salley would concur that was a lean mean driving machine. great poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Valerie Dohren (7/13/2012 8:57:00 AM)

    Not really a car person, as long as it gets me from A-B is my only concern - but I know what you men are like over cars! ! They won't cook your dinner though! ! Just joking Smoky, if it made you happy, then that's a good thing. Great poem, very well written and truly inspired. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/12/2012 6:57:00 PM)

    still remember those days.... (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 12, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, July 13, 2012


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