An Ode to My Dead Civic

26 Jan
An Ode to My Dead Civic

I’m not exactly sure what an ode is.  My Mac’s dashboard dictionary tells me an ode is a lyric poem in the form of an address to a particular subject, often elevated in style or manner and written in varied or irregular meter.
• historical – a poem meant to be sung.

So while I’m sure this isn’t an ode, it sounds like if you sing it, it will become one.  So please sing along with me:

Oh to my poor little Civic,

I will miss you so.

I owned you for 6 years,

and you took me everywhere I wanted to go.

You died with 258,256 miles,

that sure is a lot.

I only paid $1100 for you,

a bargain is what I got.

Sure you didn’t have A/C,

and the windshield had two giants cracks. (the rhyming is too hard, I hope you enjoyed it)

You had rust galore,

and even a hole in the hood.

A broken axle was your dying blow,

And no I’m not paying another 500 bucks to fix you again.

You were a great car,

but your 42 MPG are only a memory.

More like 25 MPG, plus tons of extra oil.

Your time had finally come,

and you surely will be missed.

It feels like a I lost a pet.

A goldfish.

You will always be in my heart.

And since I got 200 bucks for you for scraps,

like an organ donor,

your spirit will live on as they give your parts out to other cars.

Sing it out: (with vigor)






It’s okay to cry.


Posted by on January 26, 2012 in Wisecracks


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6 responses to “An Ode to My Dead Civic

  1. Stephanie

    January 26, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Loved your ode to CIVIC sniff-sniff

  2. amandadefrees

    January 26, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Hilarious. My favorite is… Like loosing a pet… A goldfish. Lol now you have some poetry for the next open mic 🙂

  3. oneilld5

    January 27, 2012 at 12:57 am

    This is one of the greatest blog postings of all time. OF ALL TIME.

    You have a gift…

  4. Sharon

    January 27, 2012 at 4:23 am

    Beautifully written, Noah. I so much enjoyed singing along. RIP little Civic! I’d write more, but I’m all choked up… gota wipe away my tears!


  5. jrogerw

    January 28, 2012 at 11:04 am

    And it still looks better than my Accord . Where did you sell it? I don’t think I’m far behind. (I will miss my Accord, when the time comes, but I don’t think I’ll be versifying my sadness).

    • Noah

      January 30, 2012 at 7:53 pm

      Roger, University Foreign Car is who gave me the 200 bucks. A friend helped me push it to Dagwood’s parking lot, where it spent the night, then the next morning the guy at Univ. Foreign Car hooked it to his car with a tow strap as they are only a few buildings down from Dagwood’s.


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