Toshie Nohara


Fiat 600 Of Mine


At twenty-two
Owned a Fiat 600
In nineteen sixty
Was a new teacher in my school
Was proud and happy too
Five days a week for sure
Drove my shining blue 'Beauty'
My duty,
to teach my dear students
In those good old days
In my beloved
hometown

Then one Summer vacation
Took a break in
Singapore
With three sisters of mine
Sightseeing and shopping
Then sailing and
fishing
Our minds so free from work
Time spent together was
like precious treasure

How we laughed and
sang all night
How we joked about
the language difficulty
How we boasted what
we learnt about
people's culture and customs

At twenty two
Life as a teacher was
more refreshing
Was young, my brain could
function faster
In nineteen sixty
Had more patience to
cope with any encounter
Had more energy to
motivate students to
study harder

Oh Fiat 600 of Mine
In nineteen sixty
Fond memories of YOU
STILL makes me
Proud and Happy

Submitted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
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Though we have a Toyota van now, I still have very fond memories of my first car- a Fiat 600 which I bought when I was a teacher in 1960.

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