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Learning To Fly
by Patricia A Martin
Monday, July 20, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I have, at the age of 66, just purchased (like, a week ago) a brand new 2009 Harley Sportster 883L. I just never, never got over "The Wild One."

 

There’s something about
having your head in the wind
instead of up your ass.
 
There’s something about
Going from sun into shade
And actually feeling the change.
 
There’s something about
The smell of newly cut hay,
And the good rich odor
Of newly-spread manure.
 
It’s why I’m out there,
Pushing the envelope,
Fulfilling childhood
Fantasies.
At the age of
66.
 
But I ran the original Route
Of the same number
And it taught me
There are more important things
Than deadlines, and schedules,
like having time
to lie in the sun
and worship
the ocean.
 
So I ride.
I fly.
 
 

 

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Reviewed by Juliet Waldron 7/30/2009
Love it! How about a picture?? I know you've got some good ones, old HD woman. ;)
Reviewed by ~ H (Reader) 7/29/2009
Sounds like fun to me...enjoy, Holly
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 7/22/2009
Great poem,I enjoy it,take care

EDWIN
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 7/21/2009
Oh my goodness, was that you I passed on the road????? Fantastic, upbeat piece...

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by John Flanagan 7/21/2009
Patti,
Congratulations! And not just because of the new bike but what it represents and your superb attitude, so enhancing and positive. You go, girl! Love this.

John
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 7/21/2009
Dear Wild One II, don't get reckless if I tell you how much
I like this ride on the wild side, but--I like as much or more
the way you tell it. Pat, the writing and the structure of the
writing reveal the hand of a great talent, on and off the Harley.
-gene.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/21/2009
My oldest brother is 65 and he recently purchased a Harley. Hmmm. Makes one wonder. Love and peace,

Regis
Reviewed by Lori Moore 7/20/2009
If the only option for your head is in the wind or up the ass, I'll take the wind too. I have a great uncle in his late 70s who still rides his Harleys. I wish you many happy miles. Enjoyed.



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