|08-24-2012, 09:21 AM||#1|
Joined: Oct 2005
From: south of the train tracks
I Ride: 2 bikes w/ 1 arse
Poem ~ Another Biker Who Has Gone Down
This has been an insanely rough week. Someone quoted MikeFSU's blog from 11~13~2008 & it reminded me of the poem I had read in that video. It has been enough years & with so many new forum members who haven't heard of the poem, I thought it would be a nice reminder. Mikey's mom (YamaR1, not MikeFSU) has given permission for anyone to copy / use her poem as long as credit is given.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Memorial ride to Wilkeson, WA (wanted it to be out to the Carbon River bridge; Carbonado, WA but the roads were too icy)
Another Biker Who Has Gone Down
I’m sorry, friends, that I can’t be with you here today.
If you’re all gathered reading this, it means I’ve passed away.
But if I were there I’d tell you not to shed a tear or frown.
I’d tell you just to simply say, “Another Biker has gone down.”
If I were there I’d tell you I have no more pain or strife,
That I loved my friends and family, and I had a wonderful life.
If I were there, I’d tell you how I loved the small blue highways,
I loved the curving mountain roads, and I loved to ride the back-road byways.
I loved to be “in the wind”. I loved when that engine rumbled,
And the biker friends who rode with me would help me when I stumbled.
You are amongst my dearest friends, brothers and sisters of the road,
We’ve traveled many miles together; shared many heavy loads…
If I could be there with you, we’d laugh and share memories from our past,
And this gathering would be just one more tale, another story, not our last.
But today I can’t be with you, except in heart and memory stores.
So you’ll have to laugh, remember the past, and then let you engines roar!
Please smile and do not shed a tear, wipe away that silly frown,
I’m off upon that final ride, another Biker who has gone down.
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|08-24-2012, 09:50 AM||#4|
Joined: Nov 2010
I Ride: '08 1098, '12 300 xcw, '12 RMZ 450
Thanks for sharing WF, bittersweet words for the departed riders. I don't know Connie, or her son, but those words are very fitting for the recent loss.
|08-24-2012, 07:06 PM||#6|
Joined: Sep 2005
I Ride: 07 XB12Scg, 03 Are See fiddy one, 05 DRZ470SM, 95 FZR1040, 69 Combat Commando Roadster, 73 Commando Interstate, 67 BSA B44, 71 BSA B50
That was a sad day too...
Man, too many.
|08-24-2012, 07:20 PM||#7|
Joined: Oct 2006
From: Silverdale, Wa
I Ride: DRZ 400SM, 848evo
Thanks Cherie for finding and posting. Thanks to Connie for a really meaningful poem.
It has been a rough week from Bellingham to Portland. I really hope we all can learn and remember the good times.
|08-25-2012, 07:00 AM||#11|
Joined: Aug 2011
From: Tanasbourne, OR
I Ride: '08 R6, '07 S2R 1000, '15 SR400, '10 Ninjette #257
Going to spread this one around. Will make sure to attribute.