Saturday, October 24, 2015

Hazzard

Didn't want to be Daisy Duke.
I dreamed of being Bo or Luke
cause they could drive.

65, 85,
just like
taking flight
drive.

Faster and faster,
through fences,
through pastures,
they'd drive.

Southern devils and souped up saints.
Sure, Daisy looked good,
but the boys got to getaway.





When I was 8 or 9, my two favorite things in the world were my go-kart (it's a wonder I'm still alive) and the Dukes of Hazzard.  These memories brought to you by It's Ma Thing . . . Nostalgia and Play It Again at Real Toads.

20 comments:

Margaret said...

Loved that show... couldn't see the (not so recent) movie remake as the characters are too imbedded in my mind (and childhood as well). I can see you with a go-cart - :)

paper sea said...

Clever title. The last stanza is my favorite, especially the getaway line. Such fun, but with an unfortunate truth hanging at the end.

De said...

Love love LOVE this. My bro and I watched every episode, and I couldn't agree more (even though I did have a slight crush on Luke Duke.)

brudberg said...

I think I would have loved the show if it every showed... hmm wonder if I would enjoy it today though..

Sylvia K said...

Ah, thanks for the fun memories, MZ!! Love it!

Fireblossom said...

Yeah but i bet you wore Daisy Dukes.

Susan said...

I never saw the show, but I know what you're talking about. When I got my first car at age 23, I flew free! 'Course, I had just gotten a divorce too.

Sioux said...

I loved the cartoon "Speedracer" and thought I could race on my bike like them.

It's usually the boys who have all the fun...

rhymeswithbug.com said...

what a rebel!

Kerry O'Connor said...

We got TV quite late in SA (Apartheid govt didn't want our minds contaminated with ideas of living in freedom which the outside world might engender) so I missed the Dukes of Hazzard era. Your nostalgic piece gives me a peep into what I missed out on growing up.

blueoran said...

Just drive dammit. When I was 14 or so everyone in our Winter Haven (FL) subdivision had minibikes, fat farty little hogs. And the easiest and toughest girl on the block had a fast one, cherry red and funk all over. Came out of the groves ready to dance. I pray she got away, but that wasn't a girl's fate, was it?

Gail said...

Being a fan of this show, I agree!

Well done!

Sharon Wagner said...

The horror of wearing her shorts. Yup, I'd rather be the guys.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Ha, you just reminded me of an old fave - Route 66............

R.K. Garon said...

Haha, sometimes you are really funny... and always enjoyable.
ZQ

Jim said...

Too bad it got pulled. I think they could have done like J.J. Watt did and paint over it in every frame. All of the money they made off the reruns sure could have paid the bill if they outsourced it.
I'd rather be a girl and drive like the boys did. Girls can get away with more than guys. Like I was told on my FB tonight, "just keep (my) tail tucked in." I think though it could wag, in a clever little way.
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Buddah Moskowitz said...

Loved the poem, never saw the show though. I was more of sitcom watcher, but I appreciate the longing to escape like you.

Susie Clevenger said...

Yes, Daisy was stuck...I never wanted to be her either.

Marian said...

:)
A version of the General Lee parks next to my office every day. With the Dixie horn and everything, when he leaves around 4. You should come visit!

Marian said...

Hold up though, really Daisy Duke also kicked some ass on that show and drove a Jeep. I never thought she was just eye-candy, just saying!