A Three-Hour Drive Brings Love

David Kotzebue-Gandia, this week’s Nevada Narratives’ poet, tells the story of a semi-long distance relationship. Luckily, Bonnie is only a three-hour drive from her love. And what a beautiful three-hour drive it is.

A 3-HOUR DRIVE

by David Kotzebue-Gandia

When Bonnie wants to see me, she takes a 3-hour drive.
She doesn’t mind making it to keep our love alive.
It winds through the Sierra to Tahoe’s shores so blue
Then she drops down to Carson City & her driving is through.

“I’m just starting out on my 3 hour ride,”
she tells me as she starts up the Sierra divide.
“Another two will get me to the Nevada side.
& let you know when I reach Tahoe.”
That gets me grinning wide!

She doesn’t mind the drive ‘cos it gets her out of town,
where neighbors and family sometimes get her down.
She has trouble sleeping there, but not in my strong arms,
I’m so glad she fell for my manly charms!

Her car is haunted with the soul of her best friend,
which is a good way to make sure the friendship never ends!
Janet fixes the radio & sometimes the a/c;
a real good friend to have, just like me!

“I’m just starting out on my 3 hour ride,”
she tells me as she starts up the Sierra divide.
“Another two will get me to the Nevada side.
& let you know when I reach Tahoe.”
That gets me grinning wide!

David Kotzebue-Gandia began his life in the US Army Airborne Center, where they didn’t catch him; he jumped out in a perfect parachute landing fall. This fall explains his weird life as a screenwriter, songwriter, poet and novelist. He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and holds a Master’s of Divinity from Calvin Seminary.

His books include “Your Grandfather’s Sabre,” a biography; “The View from the Divide,” a collection of song lyrics and poems; and “What Women Want,” a humorous relational guide and “Psalms of Faith,” a collection of his devotional poems.

He has written several screenplays, including musicals. David has had two short films produced: “How to Dispose of a Body,” and “Toxic Zombies.” He has had two stage musicals produced: “A Venutian’s Guide to Earth” and “Holywood,” in which he also starred.

He has penned many songs, including those for his musicals.

David can be reached at mtnmandav@aol.com

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