Thursday, September 30, 2010

Driving me crazy - 55


The scream pierced the air
with a decibel level high enough to shatter glass.
His foot slammed to the floorboard
with a force that shook the vehicle
to the base of its motor mounts.
But would it be enough?

Teaching your son to drive
required a subtle mastery of emotion
he was still working on.
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55 comments:

Brian Miller said...

hehe...not looking forward to that day...i have seen them riding a 4 wheeler..nice 55 monkey!

One Stop - The Place For Poets, Writers & Artists said...

That's a killer
I mean nice 55

what a great pic.

I'm in the throws of the driving thing - ahhhhhh

good ta see ya MM

Moonie

One Stop - The Place For Poets, Writers & Artists said...

With a mooo mooo here
that is clear

Happy weekend see ya Sunday

Caty said...

good luck with that MM. Have a good weekend!

Jannie Funster said...

I think I'll be hiring dirving teachers. Nah, it'll be a breeze when mine's ready to learn, right? I'll install a second brake, like the instruction cars have. ;)

You rock!!

xo from one of your new fans.

Someone Is Special said...

What a ride.... Crazy...

Mine is up, a dedication to G-Man..

--Someone Is Special--

clean and crazy said...

oh that is not funny, not at all, i am about to get my 16 year old a learners permit!! not cool!!! no,no,no no

C.M. Jackson said...

brave man---great 55--here's to peaceful weekend!

Alice Audrey said...

LOL. Excellent 55! I'm facing that myself this year.

Mama Zen said...

Oh, I dread the day! Excellent 55!

Me said...

Oh dear! My sympathies, MM.

I'm dreading the day myself, but with my oldest only 10...well, it seems so far away that it's practically science fiction!
-C

TALON said...

Two sons, one daughter and I still don't know how we survived them getting to adulthood - lol! Really enjoyed this 55!

Janna said...

LOL!
The picture especially cracks me up. :)
Love the expressions.

Thanks for another Friday 55!
Mine's here. :)

razzamadazzle said...

That brings back some nightmares! Excellent job at capturing the terror of it!

Teresa

steveroni said...

So we all DO have something else in common! All either went through or are facing that nightmare of "Teen Driver Training".

And the horrible fear which awaits, when she/he asks one night for the keys. OMG!

GOOD '55'.....

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Aaargh! My ears are bleeding.

Great 55 and awesome image.

joanny said...

I see he figured out which is the brake and which is the gas pedal that is important - some only know drive, reverse and gas.

I hear Tranquilizers and ear plugs work quite well.

Cheers,
Joanny

Great 55er with the photo ...

Shadow said...

ha ha, outstanding!

anthonynorth said...

Enjoyed this. Always scary times ;-)

MorningAJ said...

With some drivers the fear never goes away! :)

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Been there, done that!!!! In fact, the first time he was behind the wheel, that was enough for me. I sent him to driving school! LOLOLOL

Loved this, brought back vivid memories of long ago.

Here is my 55 link

the walking man said...

Wanna hear screams and feel brake slams? Drive with my old lady as a passenger for more than 5 minutes.

RNSANE said...

Boy, does that bring back memories! I can remember many nights of driving around the shopping center parking lot after closing with my son lurching away with my stick shift until I thought I was going to lose supper!

Deborah said...

LOL ... reminds me all too clearly of my driving lessons! :o)

fickleinpink said...

Hey, Monkey Man I hope your ear feel better now (LMAO)

happy Weekend!

xoxo, fickle
My Friday 55
Anvaya Cove

gautami tripathy said...

And I gave up on driving!

Here is my Haibun in 55 words!

Prayer Girl said...

Very, very cute. I have not been in charge of teaching someone to drive but I remember my dad teaching me how to drive. I would just hold my breath and hope I didn't side-swipe any cars. :)

Mine is up.

PG

Deb said...

Hahaha, my poor mother... I'm glad I don't have to teach anyone how to drive. It's bad enough that my wife drives and I become the great backseat driver.

dustus said...

Can feel the potential crash in the 55. Look out! A rite of passage that leaves many a parent uneasy. Nice write!

izzy said...

Took a nephew out into a big parking
lot with my pick up- He did pretty well after figuring out how to keep his heel on the floor for braking! Good one!

Vodka Logic said...

omg.. I am so not looking forward to teaching my daughter to drive..

great 55, mine is up

Lulda Casadaga said...

I don't mind teaching someone to drive...honestly! ;/

Claudia said...

ah - love it!! my son just got his driving licence a few weeks ago - and i still feel quite uncomfortable with him in the car...

Eric Alder said...

Yikes! Don't remind me! My son's only 14 but he's already talking about getting his driver's license!

(I blame his mom for letting him drive our mini van down country road since he was 1o)

PattiKen said...

Been there, done that. I remember it well. On the other hand, I also remember a wide left turn when I was a beginning driver that took us ten feet across someone's front yard. My dad never said a word, except for the loud choking gasp. ;-)

Great picture!

Kelley said...

Ha!! That takes me back to those horrid days of learning to parallel park with my mother beside me. I am feeling stressed just thinking about it. On another note, Monkey Man, I feel like decaying dog poo now. I committed a blogging sin, didn't I? I reposted old material from when I first started blogging and this is forbidden, isn't it? I think I'm going to delete it and start over. I'm such a bloggin' idiot.

Dulce said...

LOL
It so happens... patience...

Priyanka Bhowmick said...

he'll learn soon :)

Kelley said...

Pssst...I scratched that old post and added a brand new one.

evalinn said...

That´s not an easy task! You captured it well though. :-)

Gabriela Abalo said...

that is something I'm not looking forward to do... but soon, very soon I will have to go through it :(

Nice 55!
mine is up :)

nice weekend

Matty said...

What parent hasn't been in THAT seat and felt THOSE feelings. I've done it three times now with my kids, and now with my step-daughter.

Thom said...

LOL...Oh I can just imagine. What a fun 55 and well done. Have a great weekend :)

Larry said...

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Dianne said...

ha! with 3 boys, and the air freshener and mask....I was expecting a gas bomb joke!
I'm right there with ya, brother, mine is 16 years old and no longer a danger to: inanimate objects, nor other vehicles. But pedestrians and cyclists still need to watch out!

Sandra said...

Clearly your gift for poetry is one I admire, but to pair it with wit, perfect visual, and the ability to make me shit my pants at the impending driving lessons I will have to give my son make you the most accomplished writer in the land!

Belinda Munoz said...

Oy. You've given me something not to look forward to about my son. In 13 years, this'll be me. Cool 55!

Nessa said...

Oh, this was so good. You brought back some scary memories. Not because my daughter was a bad driver - just because I was a big old scareddie pants.

r3m3mb3rm3-al3x said...

my dad is teaching me how to drive now
):)(:(

Linda said...

Cool! Not a job I'd want to undertake, though.

Enchanted Oak said...

I pressed the imaginary brake pedal many a time while teaching my daughter to drive a manual transmission auto. And that was just in the neighboring cemetery in second gear.

brokenpenwriter said...

Love the humor in this story and in your description of the author. I'm looking forward to reading more of your stuff and exercizing my laughing muscles. They need lots - I mean LOTS - of exercize.
Great stuff, Monkey Man.

brokenpenwriter said...

Love the humor in this story and in your description of the author. I'm looking forward to reading more of your stuff and exercizing my laughing muscles. They need lots - I mean LOTS - of exercize.
Great stuff, Monkey Man.

5thsister said...

Ha! Daughter has her learners permit. I have had many white knuckled moments as well!

Marla said...

I still need therapy over the last kid getting her license and there's still one to go. Try that seven times. Oh, you'll learn to pray alright!!!