The Suburban Four-wheel Drive Hero

Right…following in from my post on 4-wheel drives for use in the city, I thought I’d post this poem…it’s about 15 years old, but nothing changes!

Suburban 4WD Hero

A man sits at home and thinks he wants more,
How can he distinguish himself from the poor,
A large status symbol to put on his lawn,
The suburban four-wheel drive hero is born.

In his bright and shiny machine,
Which he spends so much time keeping clean,
He drives on the road overlooking the rest,
Content in the knowledge that he is the best.

He and his mates, they all have these cars,
Sitting and chatting about them in bars,
They sit and they gloat over their brand new toy,
“Look at it mate, it’s my pride and joy”.

But if you suggest that they take it off-road,
To hit the dirt tracks like the advertisement showed,
They look up with horror and many will faint,
“You must be joking, I might scratch the paint”.

“I’ll have to mend punctures or maybe change tyres,
And if I’m unlucky, I’ll get stuck in mires,
There’s animals out there that might dent the side,
Leaving big holes in more than my pride”.

“No thanks mate, I think that I’ll stay,
Safe here in the city and continue to play,
With my machine all shiny and new,
To make sure that I know that I’m better than you”.

About George Fripley
I am a writer who enjoys writing humour, satire, poetry and sometimes a bit of philosophy. I live in Perth, Western Australia and occasionally get a poem or article published. It's all good fun! I have two books available for unwary readers, Grudges, Rumours and Drama Queens- The Civil Servant's Manual (This contains all that anybody could ever want to know about why government runs so slowly) and More Gravy Please! - the Politician's Handbook. (available through Amazon)

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