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_The Manic Cyclist_

He rides!
Superman-like - bright yellow jacket flaping from his shoulders
In a parody of gracefulness.

He rides!
Rocking wildly, pedals flailing in circles of determined speed;
Spinning earnestly onward.

He rides!
No heed of pedestrians as he flies: he knows they will move.
He hasn't hit anyone yet.

He rides!
And he's gone.
But he'll be back tomorrow.

Spudley Strikes Again

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The following comments are for "The Manic Cyclist"
by Spudley

ha, spudley...
this is really, really funny. especially "he knows they will move." one of the rare examples of the exclamation point serves its true purpose, and being useful instead of annoying.

i just got on my bike this past weekend for the first time since the snow melted... sure do hope i look cooler than him.

( Posted by: ark [Member] On: April 15, 2004 )

He Rides!
As usual, You have given me an great imagery of this. Manic cyclist indeed.(smiles) Great poem! I loved it.


( Posted by: JEANNIE45 [Member] On: April 15, 2004 )

ride on
I can see the boy on his bike, great imagry...I also liked the part where he doesn't worry about hitting anybody ;) And I liked how it ended as well, he'll be back tomorrow, made me smile...good work

( Posted by: Reba [Member] On: April 15, 2004 )

my typo
Claire - yep. That's a typo; should be a double P. Seems like it's almost a tradition that every piece I post here will have at least one silly spelling mistake. (I had already spotted it; I'll fix I get round to posting it on my own poetry site)
Thanks to everyone who commented; I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

( Posted by: Spudley [Member] On: April 17, 2004 )

Manic Cyclist
Hi Spud, I really enjoyed this poem. I use to ride motorcyles when I was younger. I still love them ,but can't ride anymore. Oh the thrill of the ride. Nothing like it. I also wanted to thank you for your comments on my poem,The check. It was very nice of you to take the time.I left a message back there as well,but I wanted to thank you personally. I have so much to learn and all the pointers people make about how they would have done or said something help. Thank you agai. ..My Best ..Lorraine

( Posted by: Lorraine [Member] On: May 4, 2004 )

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