Farewell to my Subaru

November 21, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Yesterday, I finally had enough.  The 2003 Subaru Outback, although a capable and practical car in many ways, had finally drawn the final straw.  At only 90k miles, I've had to repair far too much, and although I liked the car, I just didn't love it, so away it goes in favor of a new Mini Cooper S in British Racing Green.

My son, though very excited about the new car, got a little sad and nostalgic to see the 'ol Subie, affectionately dubbed "Falcor" go... and of course, the nostalgia rubbed off on me as well, so I penned a farewell poem:

Farewell, Falcor, the silver-dragon Subaru...
Mighty wheels carried myself and brood,

O'er dusty roads and windswept plain,
Cross deserts, mountains, and back again.

I gave you oil – the highest grade,
But oh, my dear, the mess you made.


Rusty rotors, bad electrics,
stumbling motor, poor fuel metrics.

The fluids leaked, the insides creaked,
The gear-oil burned, and my heart yearned...

For turbo-chargers, racing stripes,
A brand new chance, a slate that's wiped.

You see, my Rover takes me everywhere,
To places that you'd never dare.
(you were redundant, then and there)

Though you helped us have some fun,
My heart, the prize, could not be won.

I've found a car that makes me flutter,
That zips and zags and doesn't sputter.

The Mini S, it spoke my name,
In Racing Green, it lit a flame.

Although I found a love for me,
This will not be the end for thee.
(A new home! A new family!)

I admit it's true, I never loved you - we're through. 
Farewell... Good luck. Adieu.


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