THE DRIVE-IN

THE DRIVE-IN

A Poem by Betty Hermelee
"

forget the movie

"

THE DRIVE-IN          

 

A scorcher of a summer eve

moon seems pale

stars weary

drive-in movie

in our red ’76 Caddy convertible

 

Got no interest in checking out the movie

popcorn and cokes, our fav

nuzzles and smackers

turn serious at times

 

Our teacher pulls up beside us

in his maroon Old’s convertible

could be his wife or girlfriend

arm around his neck

smirk on his round be-speckled face

 

He scowls us a dirty look

like why yawl here?

like go home and study

he sure seems hard-nosed about seeing the movie

 

Shouts out to stop the whispering and kissing

we pull the top up

even the moon can’t see us now

make headway with our fooling around

in our own cocoon

 

 

 

 

 

 

© 2021 Betty Hermelee


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fond memories.. the drive-in theater.. a true cultural treasure long lost HBO and Netflix.. sad that..

Posted 1 Month Ago


Betty Hermelee

1 Month Ago

Thank you Olla for your kind review
Best, Betty
dear Betty... that's exactly how it was in the Fifties.
Why did the Drive-in Movies disappear? Children were in their Jamies
and had their own little snacks. Similar to Camping, but no Bug bites.
truly, Pat

Posted 1 Month Ago


Betty Hermelee

1 Month Ago

Yes, and some smooching too among teenagers!
Thanks always Pat for your positive and lovely o.. read more
ahahahaha yep ...the good ol' days for sure .. passions of youth and glaring teach with platitude and do as I say stuff .. so nostalgic ..my little Ozark Mountain town of under 3K has a drive in believe it or not ;) really enjoy the straight forward, every day language and the large story in a few lines and crisp clear scene.
E.
ps. title is a fine hook says i!

Posted 1 Month Ago


Betty Hermelee

1 Month Ago

Glad you liked this one, a real period piece!
Thanks for a lovely review!
Best, B
This must be the only time you get to say to your teacher. What's the lesson, teach.
Mind you, you also get to mention the A, you want on your next exam.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Betty Hermelee

1 Month Ago

Not exactly, might get thrown out of the car!
Thanks Paul for your funny review, as always!read more
This is funny....I think the teacher IS with his girlfriend....Wife is at home...
and he is caught.
I used to go to drive ins but really to watch the movie if it was one I hadn't seen.
believe it or not....but we actually had an old road, Briggs Street , for parking and necking...
lineup of cars with fogged windows...what the heck was going on?
j.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Betty Hermelee

1 Month Ago

Thanks so much J... yes I remember the drive-ins, but no the movies so much!
Best, B
Such a cool concept for a poem! I miss drive-ins a lot. The few times I've been it was very fun. They hold so much energy and you captured that beautifully. I think it'd be genius to make more, especially right now. People still want to go and see movies but we have to be careful, so why not a wider open space? Your wonderful poem reminded me of how much I'd love to go again. I especially like the second to last stanza- people just can't mind their own business! Thank you for sharing and reawakening some memories. (:

Posted 1 Month Ago


Betty Hermelee

1 Month Ago

Thank you for that thoughtful review!
appreciated...
Best,
B.
I miss drive-in theaters. I remember my first experience was seeing Jaws when it first came out and how much in awe I was of that huge screen. I was 9 yrs old in the back of my parents yellow mustard buick. Time goes by so fast, now I can watch that same movie on a small tablet screen or phone. Thank you Betty for bringing those memories back.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Betty Hermelee

1 Month Ago

Thank you Carlos for a lovely review!
Best, B.
Drive ins with all their romantic wonder. We don’t have any drive ins close where I live anymore. Sad really. I loved going to them as a kid with my mom and my aunt.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Betty Hermelee

1 Month Ago

Thanks K for a lovely review.
Best, B.

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Betty Hermelee
Betty Hermelee

Black Mountain, NC



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My love of poetry resulted from my love of art. As a painter I am able to express myself on a canvas. As a poet my words come from my heart, my moods, sometimes sad, mostly upbeat. I like to use vivid.. more..

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