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The Bike Trail

This I must do
I have to rape you.
Going on your weary back,
Pushing myself as we continue.
Through you I will come
And always you groan
Every step, every breath
I gasp, you moan—
Anywhere I could go
But you I will only follow

			The Bike Trail



(This is about running; I’ll go over it line by line for you. The first two lines are easy— when you are running along a trail you are hurting it through erosion, usage, etc. The third line is true because you are running on a path, not over it. The fourth is about fighting through the pain, making yourself run when your body wants you to stop. The fifth is also true for you are going somewhere ‘He came jogging down the path’. When you take a step—even walking—the ground beneath you makes a sound from your foot hitting it which is what the next line is talking about. The next two lines are basically describing that action. You are gasping for breath as your going and the ground beneath your feet makes a sound as you run or walk over it. The last two lines simply say that you could go anywhere but you are following the trail instead. I hope this makes sense to you.)

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  1. Date: 7/16/2013 5:30:00 PM
    HA! So witty and clever, you are! This is so awesome, better than the last one of yours I read- good suggestion! I love it, you're great with the use of metaphoric language. Well done on this one! :)

    Shelly Avatar Gabe Shelly
    Date: 7/17/2013 11:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks. g.
  1. Date: 5/19/2013 1:33:00 PM
    Hello Gabe, I spotted this poem through the front page, Congratulations on your Featured Poem of the week. Take Care *Linda

    Shelly Avatar Gabe Shelly
    Date: 5/19/2013 6:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks. Haven't seen you on the 'soup much, or maybe I'm just looking at the wrong time. Please feel free to comment on any other of my poems if you want to. gabe
  1. Date: 5/15/2013 5:19:00 PM
    I accidentally left a message on some other poet's page. Maybe it was you. What I said was that I think I bumped into you years ago. On a bike path. Should your typed words not just say what you have to say? You never once covered the word 'rape' in that cover of yours. I think mostly you have a better poem than this -- I hope.

    Shelly Avatar Gabe Shelly
    Date: 5/15/2013 6:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I like making people think-- I like taking readers on an adventure-- I like making them think one way and then make them realize something else. Sometimes I say what I have to say, other times not. Read my other poems you will see that. "Big-ass Tits" is probably the poetry of mine that you're looking for. gabe P.S. What and where was this bike path?
    Mattia Avatar Gerry Mattia
    Date: 5/15/2013 5:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    PS - Less explaining. . . more prose
  1. Date: 4/23/2013 9:52:00 PM
    Okay, I see it now,,,, pd

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 11:16:00 AM
    Actually, I think the poem was self explanatory, to those whom have ever been a runner. hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 7:51:00 PM
    wow,,, no no! wow... I'm staying away from the bike trail, Gabe, when I read the title. A memory of a rape ran through my mind. Only cause it was down a bike trail. then I clicked to open your poem to read,,, and wow.. wow... creepy, but goooood. Enjoyed your poem Gabe, , "Welcome to the poetry soup. My name is Linda; many poets on the soup call me PD for fun. I'm stopping by to invite you on over to my latest contest --called the “7 wonders” I'm hoping you will consider the enjoyment and challenges we offer in our contest. If you like, please consider my contest. You can find the contest page on the top left hand side. I’m looking forward in reading and enjoying your poems in the future. Today I will start by reading all you have posted this far..... Thanks @-> LINDA <-@"

    Shelly Avatar Gabe Shelly
    Date: 4/23/2013 10:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Linda, Thank you for your comments, but I think mis-interpreted my poem. Please read the description below. (The Bike Trail is about running; I’ll go over it line by line for you. The first two lines are easy— when you are running along a trail you are hurting it through erosion, usage, etc. The third line is true because you are running on a path, not over it. The fourth is about fighting through the pain, making yourself run when your body wants you to stop. The fifth is also true for you are going somewhere ‘He came jogging down the path’. When you take a step—even walking—the ground beneath you makes a sound from your foot hitting it which is what the next line is talking about. The next two lines are basically describing that action. You are gasping for breath as your going and the ground beneath your feet makes a sound as run or walk over it. The last two lines simply say that you could go anywhere but you are following the trail instead. I hope this make sense to you.)
  1. Date: 4/22/2013 6:27:00 PM
    Welcome to poetrysoup, by the way. Can't wait to read more from you someday. Take care.

    Shelly Avatar Gabe Shelly
    Date: 4/23/2013 10:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Laura, thank you for your comments. But I think you misinterpreted my poem. Please read on. (The Bike Trail is about running; I’ll go over it line by line for you. The first two lines are easy— when you are running along a trail you are hurting it through erosion, usage, etc. The third line is true because you are running on a path, not over it. The fourth is about fighting through the pain, making yourself run when your body wants you to stop. The fifth is also true for you are going somewhere ‘He came jogging down the path’. When you take a step—even walking—the ground beneath you makes a sound from your foot hitting it which is what the next line is talking about. The next two lines are basically describing that action. You are gasping for breath as your going and the ground beneath your feet makes a sound as run or walk over it. The last two lines simply say that you could go anywhere but you are following the trail instead. I hope this make sense to you.)
  1. Date: 4/22/2013 6:26:00 PM
    Powerful verse here! I am impressed. Always, Laura

    Shelly Avatar Gabe Shelly
    Date: 4/23/2013 10:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, but please read below. (This is about running; I’ll go over it line by line for you. The first two lines are easy— when you are running along a trail you are hurting it through erosion, usage, etc. The third line is true because you are running on a path, not over it. The fourth is about fighting through the pain, making yourself run when your body wants you to stop. The fifth is also true for you are going somewhere ‘He came jogging down the path’. When you take a step—even walking—the ground beneath you makes a sound from your foot hitting it which is what the next line is talking about. The next two lines are basically describing that action. You are gasping for breath as your going and the ground beneath your feet makes a sound as you run or walk over it. The last two lines simply say that you could go anywhere but you are following the trail instead. I hope this makes sense to you.)