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My 1st Bike

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My 1st Bike

The best damn bike - I’d ever seen
Metallic paint - British Racing Green
Retro Styled – built for fun, not speed
A fine design – very fine indeed
Out for a spin - to the shops and back
In a short time - I’d got the knack
Down the hill – wasn’t even trying
But man alive – I was really flying
What’s that – a bloody cat!
Waved my arms – shouted "SCAT!"
The dumb thing froze – like a dust mop
Yanked on the anchors – rapid stop
Slammed down hard – on the cross-bar
White hot pain – testicular trauma
Truth be told – I’m no wimp
But to this day – I walk with a limp

[Originally published on my blog on world poetry day]

Copyright © David Sollis

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  1. Date: 4/27/2013 2:57:00 AM
    I love this line "But man alive – I was really flying''very nice realistic piece.I like the wimp...limp contrast. Very beautiful.

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 10:06:00 AM
    lol. I love your phrase "testicular trauma". I sure hope this is a work of fiction, especially the latter part. Nice writing, David. :)

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    Date: 4/26/2013 10:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Delysia, I wish it were fiction (the latter part), but it's based on an actual true life experience.