David Harris

(18 June 1945 / Bradfield, England)

A Blob On Four Wheels (Fun Poem 71)


Whatever happened to
the car designers out there?
Does there mind go blank
when they are designing cars.
It must do
because from what I’ve seen on the road.
Round blobs on wheels with no character at all.
There is nothing to distinguish
one car from another.
Years ago, you could pick a model,
which would have a character
of its own for years.
Now they churn them out
with increasing numbers,
car with no distinctive character.
Moreover, when you look at them
what do you see
nothing but a blob on four wheels.
A real sad state of affairs.
They may have super duper engines
and can travel fast,
but the bodywork leaves a lot to be desired.
Rounded bits here and there.
It is like someone driving
a bubble blown in chewing gum.
No character, not at all.
Just a blob on four wheels.
So what have to the designers,
did they loose their creativity?

29 March 2008

Submitted: Tuesday, April 01, 2008

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  • Bob Gibson (7/13/2008 2:30:00 PM)

    I love my little blob, its never let me down
    it just sits there in my driveway, till i need to go to town
    i don't know where the carbie is? or the points and plugs?
    i just know she starts first time, she just chugs! and chugs! an chugs! (Report) Reply

  • Alison Cassidy (4/5/2008 3:26:00 AM)

    David I tend to agree with you. Where are the citroen goddesses and the beetles (well perhaps we could make an exception here) and the Jaguars and MGs? You're right. Jerry calls it mediocrity. I call it the power of the bottom line. Thanks for the observation. Great fun. love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

  • JoAnn McGrath (4/1/2008 9:48:00 AM)

    or how about the ones that look like a SHOEBOX on four wheels....now there's some new imagination....at least we came up with that idea when we were kids...heck the soap box derby racer have smarter looking cars....get better gas mileage too....that is as long as your going down hill....lol (Report) Reply

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