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Behold. A beast am I
Aloof here on the highway
With my fishtail bark I sway.
The Japanese and the German and the I-tie
I pass them every day.

As I travel down the road
In the motor showrooms I see
The opposition that is to be
But I give the piston more load,
For I know they will be after me.

I hear a sewing machine
Behind, a crescending wail,
Up and down the box, oh what a tale.
But all for nought, what a' has been
My piston gives all, to rail.

In winter I take my rest,
Rain and snow abound.
Their pitter patter loud.
I keep my piston for best
And all is peace around.

John Ashworth (apologies to Longfellow)