Grown to Machine Age impatience
when putting away the bicycle,
that brand new motor vehicle
gleams a promising innocence
like a newborn baby's smile -
with one you train for a licence,
the other is simply nominal
where often left to the trial
and error of circumstance,
if drunk, insane or a criminal
you cannot legally drive,
though a car is not alive,
it's okay to raise a child???

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