The Driving Award

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An old joke converted into a poem.


The Driving Award

By Elton Camp

At the early meeting that started the day
Captain to state troopers had this to say
Each of you watch for a driver who’s good
One who does everything just as he should

A new way to encourage safety we broach
We will now try a more positive approach
Find a driver who merits it in your eyes
Have him stop and award this cash prize

The Captain distributed envelopes with bills
“We hope this program will solve some ills.
Perhaps the high accident rate we can trim,
If motorists know, for safety, we pay them.”

Officer Joe spotted an excellent prospect
Not a single error in driving did he detect
He pulled the car over and offered the prize
The auto’s driver showed fear in his eyes

The passenger commenced to say
“For driving lessons he now can pay.
A driver’s license it may be he can get,
So seeing a cop won’t make him sweat.”

The back seat passenger gave a shout
“He never knows what stuff is about.
That’s just a bunch of foolish bunk.
He said it only because he’s drunk.”

Then there came from the car’s trunk
A noise that, at first, seemed a clunk
In an accent thick as a speech disorder
“Senor, stop?  Are we over the border?”


Submitted: April 21, 2014

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