Missing

By Jabo
@jaboUK (54860)
United Kingdom
March 12, 2018 6:30pm CST
A man calls the cops and he says "My wife has been missing for days". The cop said, describe her then we'll try to find her, "Oh, ok - her name is Therese." Now her eyes - what colour are they? "Not sure if they're blue or are grey." What colour's her hair? "I think she is fair, though for sure I really can't say." Well, what were the clothes that she wore when she made her way out the door? "Um - blouse and a skirt or trousers and shirt, I'm sorry I can't tell you more." "She went in my car, which is red, (why couldn't she walk out instead?) the wheel trims are silver, the seats are black leather when I think of it's fate I feel dread. It's got a small scratch on the side (when that happened I nearly cried), the steering wheel's cream, it runs like a dream it's a Ford and fills me with pride." Now sir, I can see you're upset, your cheeks are becoming quite wet, we'll search near and far, and we'll find your car, perhaps your wife too, so don't fret. Do you know a fellow like this?
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@DianneN (81925)
• United States
12 Mar
Lol! Love it!!!! Actually, I don't know anyone like this, but I'm certain they're out there! I know my hubby loves his cars, but I know who he loves most.
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@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
12 Mar
Glad you like it Dianne - yes I think there really are fellas like this. (Not your husband or mine thank goodness)
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@DianneN (81925)
• United States
12 Mar
@jaboUK Never ours! How is your husband doing?
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@Marty1 (35349)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
12 Mar
Your husband sounds so sweet! how lucky you two are!
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@sharon6345 (135005)
• United States
13 Mar
oh yes I sure do lol it was cute.
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@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
13 Mar
Thank you Sharon. Yes guys do love their cars
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@sharon6345 (135005)
• United States
13 Mar
@jaboUK Oh yes and I love an apple. lol
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@jstory07 (69054)
• Roseburg, Oregon
13 Mar
That would be a lot of car lovers that I know to.
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@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
13 Mar
Oh yes, there are plenty of them around
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@andriaperry (56086)
• United States
12 Mar
Yes I dumped him and went about my life.
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@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
12 Mar
I'd dump him too, there really are men who think more of their cars than their wives
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@allknowing (68526)
• India
13 Mar
Where do you get these ideas from? Do I need to say more?
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@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
13 Mar
You wouldn't want to see what's inside my head Grace, but that's where my ideas come from
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@allknowing (68526)
• India
13 Mar
@jaboUK Bring it all out!!!
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@mydanods (6749)
• Nigeria
13 Mar
@jaboUK Your poem tells me that you have a funny side to your character.
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@DeborahDiane (22969)
• Laguna Woods, California
13 Mar
@JaboUK - Ha ha! Another delightful poem! You really do need to publish a collection of these. Yes, I think I know a number of men like that ... especially here in Southern California where many men seem to be in love with their cars! LOL
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@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
13 Mar
Thanks Deborah, but I decided it wasn't worth the hassle of getting them published. The market would be so limited, but I do appreciate that you tried to help me with it. Yes, I've obviously exaggerated in the poem, but I do believe that some men do feel like this.
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 Mar
@jaboUK - I loved the poem. I hope that, at the very least, you will put together a homemade volume of your poetry for your children and grandchildren. If you ever change your mind, CreateSpace is completely free and they print on demand. This means they only print a book when someone orders a book.
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@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
13 Mar
@DeborahDiane Thanks Deborah. All my poems are in a file on my computer
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@Marty1 (35349)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
12 Mar
My dad loves cars, but he really loved my mom. Though he might say, he loved his car like this guy as he was never serious! LOve this poem it is well constructed and flows so nicely!
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@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
13 Mar
Thank you Jennifer, I'm happy you like my poem. I'm glad your dad could joke about loving his car
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@Marty1 (35349)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
13 Mar
@jaboUK he loved to joke but had a sensitive side once in awhile! My mom once said he was like a teddy bear everybody wanted to hug!
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@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
13 Mar
@Marty1 What a lovely description that your Mom had for your Dad.
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• Eugene, Oregon
13 Mar
I have never been that enamored of any car I have owned, can't compare to the woman in my life.
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@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
13 Mar
I'm glad to hear that James, though I would never have dioubted that for a minute
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@xFiacre (4738)
• Ireland
12 Mar
@jabouk I have someone in mind.
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@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
12 Mar
Wouldn't be you would it?
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@BelleStarr (39598)
• United States
13 Mar
lol If that was Al it would be his boat lol
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@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
13 Mar
Oh lol Iz - you made me laugh
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@BelleStarr (39598)
• United States
13 Mar
@jaboUK It is a standing joke Al and I have, he wants to date a woman with a boat but first he has to see the description of the boat lol
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@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
13 Mar
@BelleStarr Excellent!
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@crossbones27 (20780)
• Redlands, California
13 Mar
This lady makes the best poems. You should do a book of poems. I could be your agent.
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@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
13 Mar
That's sweet of you to say that, but I really don't think there's much of a market for poems. It's ok to read the occasional one on a site like this, but a whole book of them? I don't think so
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• Redlands, California
13 Mar
@jaboUK True, but why not? I guess I do not have to be a well paid agent. Kind of fits perfectly with my life.
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@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
13 Mar
@crossbones27 You're very sweet
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@nela13 (7731)
• Portugal
13 Mar
Well, maybe I know a couple of idiots that would act like this but not my husband
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@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
13 Mar
That's good, as long as they're not our husbands they can get on with it!
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@nela13 (7731)
• Portugal
13 Mar
@jaboUK if he did such a thing he wouldn't be my husband.
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@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
13 Mar
@nela13 Agreed
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@Deepizzaguy (14485)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
12 Mar
The only fictional character that I know of that fits that description is the Invisible Girl of the Fantastic Four.
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@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
12 Mar
I'm not familiar with the Fantastic Four, but you say a girl is like this?
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@Deepizzaguy (14485)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
15 Mar
@jaboUK That is what Susan Richards was called in the Hanna Barbera cartoon era of the show in the late 1960s.
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@Essjayd (1619)
12 Mar
Yes!! Thankfully I left him
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@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
12 Mar
Don't blame you
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@Essjayd (1619)
13 Mar
@jaboUK Lol best thing I ever did
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@franxav (5378)
13 Mar
Liked the poem. They will certainly find your car!
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@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
13 Mar
I'm happy that you like the poem, thank you
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@celticeagle (119060)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Mar
Interesting rymer.
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@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
13 Mar
Thanks, I'm pleased that you thought so
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@TRBRocks420 (81008)
• Banks, Oregon
12 Mar
Well done on the ryhme story my friend.
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@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
12 Mar
Thanks TP, glad you liked it
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@mydanods (6749)
• Nigeria
13 Mar
Who is more confused and disturbed, the policeman or the man searching for his wife? Maybe he really doesn't have a wife.
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@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
13 Mar
I think the policeman is the more confused - the man definitely knows where his priorities lie
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@mydanods (6749)
• Nigeria
13 Mar
@jaboUK He knows more about his car than his wife, right?
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@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
13 Mar
@mydanods That's right
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@LadyDuck (170166)
• Switzerland
13 Mar
This is great Janet, yes I know a fellow like this, not my husband, but surely my brother was like this (when he was still married).
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@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
13 Mar
Oh my, no wonder your brother's marriage didn't last
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@LadyDuck (170166)
• Switzerland
13 Mar
@jaboUK He has never grown up. He should have stayed single and go out with friends as he did when he was a student.
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@Hannihar (39939)
13 Mar
Probably. There are many out there that care for something other than a person.
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@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
13 Mar
That is true
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@Hannihar (39939)
13 Mar
@jaboUK How sad that is Jabo.
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