In many ways, bikes are better…


Backstory to poem: a cycling friend related an aggressive driver / peaceful cyclist encounter. It took place as a cycling family pedalled to school one morning.

When unsafe actions by careless car driver were challenged by father cyclist, the driver uttered the ridiculous rebuttal: “Why don’t you grow up and get a car!”

That mindless mentality deserved an qual put-down in poetic form.


Let’s swap our seated places,

quit honking horns and pulling faces,

let’s all extend some kinder graces.

Lets both not break red lights,

let’s not trump wrongs, or start fights;

let’s hope there’s never any last rites.

Let’s properly apply brakes and gears,

let’s all admit our faults and fears,

let’s both yield, then signal: “cheers”.

Four wheels good but two wheels best,

left-turning traffic makes me stressed

(make biking mandatory for any test).

We cyclists have no windows, or roof,

we sit tall in saddles but not aloof:

helmeted skulls aren’t shatterproof.

The passionate pedaller’s a go-getter,

we don’t condemn the carburettor –

but in many ways, bikes are better…

2 thoughts on “In many ways, bikes are better…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s