The Occupying Rider

Are ‘they’ still occupying? Those poor misguided folks who seem unable to fend for themselves. They move into an area to occupy it then need city services to enable their occupation. Always depending on others… Motorcycle riders occupy their space and rights to ride on the roads, without a thought from others usually. But we’re still there on our own being careful to avoid roadway threats. I seriously doubt The New Yorker magazine will publish this poem either…


Stealthy biker swiftly darts amidst the onslaught horde,
To occupy a lane or two; while liberals camp and cord.
Misguided youth who only know a quick and furious fist
The rider glides his steed in place, avoiding legal lists.

Debts entangle linchpin banks, bad notes and bonds afloat-
Tents and tetanus fester in growing urban gloat;
Media’s agenda drives reporting, not results,
Our rider occupies and rides, avoiding biker cults.

An outcome late with hoses shooting water spray,
To clean and sanitize a calling; squalid in its way-
The rider slows to stop and carefully at intersections bind,
Be generous, but skillful with the automotive kind…
And occupy a rightful place on streets and highways, mind.


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2 Responses to “The Occupying Rider”

  1. philosophermouseofthehedge Says:

    Truth. Simple. Clean. Direct. Feel like I should get issued a ticket for verbal littering. Nice post

  2. garrymoore Says:

    hi to all motorcyclepoems.wordpress.comers this is my first post and thought i would say hi –
    thank yous speak soon
    g moore

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