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My First Bike - To Joann

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My First Bike - To Joann

Inspired by Joann Grisetti drawing

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                                           Rolling                                      n
                                               +                                           g
                                                t  bike. I was seven and 1 / 2.  f
                                             s   *                                           a 
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                m          *   Dad took away the training w  \            s            *             s
                  n                          *                                \_          e                        u
                      o                   A                                                   h                  n
                              d     n                                                              T   *    *
Riding fast on its smooth seat... up and down independently... irresponsibly...
freewheeling around the afternoons, cruising the wind to climb the joy
At the hour of the siesta: my bike, the sun, the wind, and me... 
"all for one, one for all"...How far away are those days? 
Where is the wind? Where is the sun?


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  1. Date: 7/3/2015 8:41:00 AM
    Hi Ruben! Ah, this bike poem of yours will always amaze me! It's so fascinating to even just look at, and of how you have constructed this. Sorry for not being able to thank you right away for your reply,-- opted to comment here as well, since am not sure if you'd know if I replied back there. You sure got a good memory! Thank you again for telling me the book and author! Enjoy the weekend!

  1. Date: 2/18/2013 10:03:00 PM
    Did the bike change its shape? Ruben, you deleted the only other comment on my haiku....I thought it was fun, but then you go ahead and delete. Fine. Dit is fokken ok.

  1. Date: 9/28/2012 2:03:00 AM
    It so original and impressive!

  1. Date: 9/23/2012 10:11:00 PM
    no no! Ruben you are checking the wrong one... LOL...xox~pd

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 6:11:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Craig's "Concrete/Shape" contest Ruben. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 10:32:00 PM

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 5:52:00 PM
    Great work, Ruben. Congrats on your win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 2:25:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Ruben! Quite impressive write and shape. I Love it! Love and Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 1:17:00 PM
    Congratulations Ruben complicated one but great shape and verse xx

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 1:08:00 PM
    This one is a great work of art..Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 12:30:00 PM
    This must have taken hours to design. Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 12:17:00 PM
    Ruben congrats on your win, pedalling to victory...David

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 12:13:00 PM
    Ruben congrats on your entry and placement--well deserved!!

  1. Date: 6/10/2012 8:24:00 PM
    Wildly wonderful Ruben, never seen anything llike this before. You did a fantastic job creating the bike and the words compliment the trip. Love it muchly my friend! Luv, Lizzie

  1. Date: 5/27/2012 10:01:00 PM
    Hi Ruben :)! I re-opened my contest, in case you finished your poem already.... Haven't started judging yet...:D thanks!

  1. Date: 5/21/2012 3:56:00 PM
    HA HA! Ruben , i remember this one, a super nice win;-) Congratulations with your bicycle entry. Have a nice day~PD

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 4:07:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Gwen's "My Bicycle" contest Ruben. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 11:29:00 AM
    Congratulations on your place in the contest. Great work.

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 8:48:00 AM
    OMG!!! This is above and did I miss this gem???? AND>>>>WHY is it not at the top of the list???? when reading it works into a gem of a little poem too! (You my friend, need noooo training wheels when it comes to cleverness!!)

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 8:25:00 AM
    Wow.....just wow...