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My Tricycle

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My Tricycle

With a smile upon my face and a twinkle in my eye
I rode my sister's tricycle with an accomplished sigh 
Traveling as fast as my three year old legs could carry me
Feeling the wind in my hair, I was filled with joyous glee.

But my happiness was short lived and came to an abrupt stop
When my sister ordered me off her bike like a seasoned cop
"It's my turn and my bike", she said with an anguished pout
Then dad whispered in my ear, "Don't worry honey, it will all work out."

The very next day, I had a new tricycle of my own
Feeling for the first time that I was almost half grown
My eyes must have shone as bright as my shiny red bike
Till I noticed the jealously on my sister's face showed her dislike

There were beads on the spokes, streamers on the handlebars
The frame work was covered with many multicolored stars
Seeing the bike through my sister's eyes, I knew I would feel the same
Mixed emotions of love and seeing her hurt set my heart aflame.

I was torn for I loved the bike but I loved my sister more
Seeing her upset was not something that I bargained for
I thought to myself, a bike is a bike and to my sister I said:
"You can have the new bike, I'll take the old one instead."

As I watched my sister jump on my new bike and ride away
The connection between us grew even stronger that day
Over her shoulder she called out, "Come on Sis lets ride."
I knew I made the right decision by the warmth I felt inside.


For: Gwendolen Rix’s “My Bicycle” contest
April 29, 2012

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  1. Date: 4/11/2014 11:06:00 AM
    What a wonderful childhood memory so beautifully expressed. Hugs Jan xxx

  1. Date: 12/6/2012 2:13:00 PM
    There is something magical about getting a bike when we are kids. I liked your poem a lot. Sweet ending as well. pretty thoughtful kid.

  1. Date: 11/21/2012 8:44:00 PM
    Cecilia,, Stopping by to greet you and every other soup poet, with a special thank you comment, during this wonderful Thanksgiving season. Hope you do not mind the time I am taking to express my sincere appreciation for any support you have offered during the years, or time you have been here on the soup. I am deeply thankful and extend to you my best wishes for a happy and healthy Poetic Magical Thanksgiving Day. *Always & Forever, the Poet Destroyer; -*

  1. Date: 5/21/2012 3:59:00 PM
    Cecilia, what a joyous glee, a super nice win;-) Congratulations with your bicycle entry. Have a nice day~PD

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 5:21:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win Cecilia!! What a wonderful write! very heart rendering...Well Done, big hugs, love ya deb

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 4:11:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Gwen's "My Bicycle" contest Cecilia. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 8:29:00 AM
    Lovely! I was more likely to run my older brother over!

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 4:58:00 AM
    wow! not many kids would have done what you did. it's no wonder you and your sister are close (i assume you still are). congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 2:18:00 AM
    You sound just like my younger sister she would be the one that had everything new but the one to pass it up and not down like we all had too Congratulations Cecilia xx

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 1:32:00 AM
    Cecilia congrats on your win..David

  1. Date: 5/17/2012 9:07:00 PM
    Very well written! Congratulations on your win, Cecilia! Ruben.

  1. Date: 5/17/2012 8:48:00 PM
    lWhat a wonderful little sister you were. This deserved to have top spot. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 5/17/2012 8:47:00 PM
    I'm sure glad this made the list. A big congrats to you, sweetie.

  1. Date: 5/15/2012 10:31:00 PM
    Cecilia, this is awesome...a true show of sisterly love and denying one's self for the happiness of another...love this! Hope you get first place win with this. Hugs Marci.

  1. Date: 5/12/2012 7:45:00 AM
    Love this one Cecilia xx

  1. Date: 5/11/2012 4:12:00 PM
    Your goodness shines through in the story and in the telling of it. Simply AWESOME! A first place winner in my book! The poem and the poet. Joe

  1. Date: 5/11/2012 3:15:00 PM
    awesome entry for the contest, Cecilia, love the way the poem flows, and it's creativity. harry

  1. Date: 5/9/2012 4:12:00 PM
    wow, you were REALLY sweet to do that for you. You have EMPATHY which is sorely lacking in the world today. I love this one.

  1. Date: 4/30/2012 3:34:00 PM
    Oh if only the world were more like these two girls how much a better place this would be. A very sweet story. May the generosity of your heart be found and rewarded 10 fold. Huggs TLee

  1. Date: 4/30/2012 12:40:00 PM
    Very, very nice indeed......... George

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