Motorcycle Essence

It is very difficult to pin down, in verse – the quintessence or crux of why motorcycling is so enjoyable. Believe me, I’ve tried. It’s not for lack of effort. In fact, the following poem took me almost fifteen minutes to compose!

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Cars with big horses,

diesel trucks with more torque;

Power boats float their courses-

My front wheel’s in a fork.

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Metal shell for protection,

long bed holds; does the haul-

Fishing talk, conversation,

fuel per mile – rather small.

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Extra gadgets, more glisten,

get you there, ‘knowing’ style!

But I feel every piston

and remember each mile.

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Motorcycles; the essence,

road and wind; riding low.

Gas and air mix beneath you,

and some chrome just for show.

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