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Horsepower

Climb inside and buckle in Anxiously twisting the key As a mechanical symphony roars to life Setting nine hundred horses free The machine becomes an extension Of my own flesh and bone My heart beats in choppy rhythm While eight cylinders scream in tone Launch sequence initiated The green bulb’s affirmative glare Release one button as I depress another The front tires suspend in mid air The mechanical cavalry stampedes While the pipes cry out their siren song Defiantly embedding rubber into asphalt Parallel stripes running dark and long Every gear change seemingly effortless Acceleration that flattens your chest Control of the beast seems impossible While every sense is put to the test Heads swivel and jaws drop open The earth quakes as I roll past Vanishing into the darkness Redefining the meaning of “fast” For I have stared fear in the face While others stood back and leered I stomped my right foot in defiance And clicked down to a lower gear This - the Divine Unity Of Man and his Machine In water we may be baptised But in horsepower we are redeemed

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