Three Points

February 26, 2012
By Emily DeCou BRONZE, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, Other
Emily DeCou BRONZE, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, Other
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I remember re-attempting a three-point-turn.
I was in my Mom's car 'Mo' with my mom Laverne.
We were driving along my running route.
Swamp was on either side of us, just about.
I stopped after a curve and got instructions from Laverne.
Drive, reverse, drive, reverse. I managed a four-point turn.
My mother demanded she show me her three-point-turn and proceeded to do so.
I got back in the driver's seat and locked the wheel right. I heard a groan from 'Mo'.
I pulled Mo far to the left, and locked the wheel right.
I slowly took my foot off of the brake, and eagerly sat tight.
She was now horizontal with the road, that I could discern.
Then, I put her in reverse and finished the three-point-turn.

With only three points!

The author's comments:
This piece is one that I am very proud of. It is based off of a personal accomplishment. I was really nervous about it, and finally being able to get my three-point turn was a really momentous occasion. I'm also really proud of the fact that I was able to make this a rhyming poem. In my opinion, it's quite a feat to make any poem rhyme, much less one about three-point turns.

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