Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Molly and Mark

Whatever happened to Molly and Mark?
Remember those rides in the car?
Cruising the streets every night after dark
We never did go very far

Just out for some bowling
or maybe a dance
sometimes sneaking a smoke if we dared
Backseats at drive-ins
the boys took a chance
on the girls with whom 
they had been paired

But Molly and Mark, they were not like the rest
Those two were in it to stay
He gave her his ring and most of the boys guessed
that he got her to go all the way

Molly left school during her senior year
Mark graduated that spring
Mol stayed with an aunt who lived not far from here
and never stopped wearing Mark's ring

Whatever happened to Molly and Mark?
and all of the kids from that day?
The memory of all of us in that old car
driving farther and farther away.

submitted for Magpie Tales 79


Brian Miller said...

mmm easy to make a big assumption on this...esp when people start slipping away...lyrically done...very nice...

Erratic Thoughts said...

Whatever happened to Molly and Mark?I want to know more,we have to find out!
I sometimes wonder the same about some of my schoolmates..Where are they n what are they upto?

Very Nice Magpie:)

Nicholas V. said...

Nice one! Nostalgic and bittersweet...
I had a Maddie instead of a Molly!

Susannah said...

Loved the rhyme in this, great story!

Michelle said...

Your words have made me wonder, I want to look at the picture and wonder "what did happen to them?!"

Cool post.

Fireblossom said...

They became Ed McMahon's love slaves, in a twisted and unholy arrangement no one could have predicted back then.

darev2005 said...

It seemed like there was always one couple that were perfect from each other from the very beginning. The rest of us just milled around playing musical chairs.

Mimi Foxmorton said...

I am in LOVE wit this post and your blog!
More cheese, please.

Have a creative day!


Lena said...

Awwwww! I loved the nostalgic flow to this one. Molly and Mark knew how to love all right!!

Anonymous said...

what happened to Molly and Mark? a lot of familar friends drove off diaappearing...
Great write!

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Tess Kincaid said...

Nice flow to this one, Mouse...