’84 Super Glide, Candy Apple Red

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’84 Super Glide, Candy Apple Red

The scenery is flashing past my eyes

as I descend upon the open road.

Familiar rumbling starts to harmonize;

a thousand bikes as one, and on we rode.

The racing ground just inches from my face,

our presence seems to call the wind to life.

This freedom now seems tangible to chase;

we leave behind all kinds of pain and strife

to ride in thunderstorms of engines proud;

we swim in leather oceans unafraid.

There are no strangers here in our close crowd,

the colors on our backs will never fade.

Our motto stands for more than what you see.

It’s followed to the core: Live Hard, Die Free.    

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ginga commented on ’84 Super Glide, Candy Apple Red

09-02-2010

simone , I am not a biker but I appreciate this biker's creed so to speak. ginga

simoneaugustus

09/05/2010

Yes, the creed easily becomes a way of life.

Hiporlacking commented on ’84 Super Glide, Candy Apple Red

08-28-2010

I really enjoyed this piece. Makes me want to go watch Easy Rider. Haha.

simoneaugustus

08/29/2010

Lol! Then by all means, definitely go watch! But remember: if it were 'easy' then everyone would do it! Hahaha!

Maleficent commented on ’84 Super Glide, Candy Apple Red

08-26-2010

an awesome tribute to free spirits of the road! write on & ride on! ;)

simoneaugustus

08/29/2010

That's so clever! 'Write on and ride on!' Love it, lol! Thank you so much for reading! :)

kmooney commented on ’84 Super Glide, Candy Apple Red

08-26-2010

Go Easy Rider. I used to have a motor cycle. A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. I could never get used to driving on the interstates with semis and 18 wheelers in my rear view mirror. Always feared that they wouldn't see me. Gave me the creeps. I did like the freedom and wind...and the fuel costs (lol). Great write again. You certainly do have a flair for story telling yourself. I liked this a lot. Thanks for sharing...K

simoneaugustus

08/29/2010

Thanks, Kevin! I was inspired for this one a long time ago by trying to explain to someone what it felt like to be on a Harley run and it took me a long time to find the right way to tell it. It doesn't quite capture the full thrill, but I think it's one of those experiences that maybe words alone can never capture. I could write an entire novel just about the magic and the way it feels to ride and I still think it couldn't do it justice. But it sure is fun to try! ;)

Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet.

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