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Old 08-24-2012, 09:21 AM   #1
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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.

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How you are remembered?
Posted 11-13-2008 at 11:17 AM by mikefsu
Just watched thr memorial video again for Yamar1. It made me really ponder how I would be remembered if at all. Was just wondering if anyone else has ever thought that?
From (YamaR1) Mikey’s mom, Connie Starren, who wrote this poem to be read at his memorial service.
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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Old 08-24-2012, 09:46 AM   #2
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Thank you for sharing and thank you Connie for creating a beautiful poem...

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Old 08-24-2012, 09:48 AM   #3
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thank you for sharing and thank you connie for creating a beautiful poem...

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Old 08-24-2012, 09:50 AM   #4
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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.

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Old 08-24-2012, 09:51 AM   #5
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Amen.

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Old 08-24-2012, 07:06 PM   #6
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That was a sad day too...
Man, too many.

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Old 08-24-2012, 07:20 PM   #7
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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.

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Old 08-24-2012, 07:39 PM   #8
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Great poem.

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Old 08-24-2012, 08:03 PM   #9
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Thanks, Cherie, it helps.

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Old 08-24-2012, 08:20 PM   #10
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Indeed that was nice.

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Old 08-25-2012, 07:00 AM   #11
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Thank you for sharing and thank you Connie for creating a beautiful poem...


Going to spread this one around. Will make sure to attribute.

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Old 08-25-2012, 07:17 AM   #12
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Posted to my FB page with credit given to Connie Starren.

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Old 08-25-2012, 11:51 AM   #13
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Made me cry

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