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I got up this morning, and slipped on my old blue jeans
The ones with the holes in the knees, and coming apart at the seams
I dug thru my draw, hunting my favorite Harley tee,
You know the one, “Gas, grass, or ass, no one rides for free”

I ran my belt thru every loop that was still there,
Some had been fixed so many times, they were beyond repair
I slid my wallet deep into my right hip pocket.
Anticipating the days ride on my V-Twin rocket.

With my boots slid on, I was prepared for the day
Bob Segar on the radio, singing “Roll me away”
I grabbed my long hair, and laced it tightly into a braid,
And put on my dew rag, assuring that it stayed.

Like a cowboy from the old west, I laced on my chaps.
Adjusting there fit, before clasping all the snaps.
I grab my jacket, and slip on my dark shades,
Like a knight from the past, setting out on a crusade

I place the key in the ignition, as I straddled my ride
I felt the beast come to life, breathing fire from inside.
The sound of the motor, your mechanical heart beat,
I put it in gear, and roll out onto the street

Rolling on the power, I feel a great sense of release,
For I am one with the machine, and the machine and I are at peace
I admire the tranquil beauty, and all Mother Nature has to show
Not caring where I’m going, just rolling with the flow.

I wind my way thru the valley, chasing the morning sun,
I feel as if I’m the outlaw, the one who’s always on the run.
I’ll stop long enough on the mountain top, to admire another sunset.
Just me and my machine, cast in a simple dark silhouette

I salute you freedom, my old friend, as I raise my whisky bottle.
Ill climb back on my machine again, and simply Roll on the Throttle

Steve E. Poore
Sept 16th, 2007



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STEVE E. POORE


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The following comments are for "Roll on the Throttle"
by POISON9901

Roll on
Wow, you made me feel the wind in my face ...being one with the machine..alone with nature watching the sun come up...Lovely...Kacee

( Posted by: nitz kitty [Member] On: September 17, 2007 )

Roll on,,,Nitz
Thanks for the comment NItz, and your always welcomed to come along for the ride,,,"free of charge of corse". Have a nice day and hang on tight, We still gotta go back ya know,,,lol
Your Friend
Poison

( Posted by: POISON9901 [Member] On: September 17, 2007 )

Windchime,,,,
There is a ritual, you haft to not only look your best, but be prepared for the worst.
A friend of mine who is now long gone once told me that a man on a motorcycle is lower than a dog. At first I didnt understand this, but the longer I rode, I began to relize just what it was that he was talking about. You see, "If a dog runs out in front of a car, the driver tends to try to avoid it", But, "If a biker runs out in front of a car", the driver simpley replies, "I didnt see him". So many times I have witnessed this in my life as a biker that it has caused us to band together and take a stand and make the driver be responsible for his or her actions. Most drivers simpley dont see the bike. And this is a very tragic thing for most riders, so yes, A good set of Leathers is always a good thing.
Thanks for the comment and the read.
Poison

( Posted by: POISON9901 [Member] On: September 17, 2007 )

Fairplay,,,
Thats cheating with the exercise bike ya know,,,,lol
And yes you are right, Bikes of any size are not forgiving at all, any time you think you have one mastered, I'll will prove you wrong.

Thanks for the comment as always.
Poison

( Posted by: POISON9901 [Member] On: September 18, 2007 )





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