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biker poem and yes it was a chain letter

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' started by qbnspeedfreak, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. I saw you pull your child closer when we passed each other on the sidewalk. But you didn't see me playing Santa at the local mall.

    I saw you change your mind about going into the restaurant. But you didn't see me attending a meeting to raise more money for the hurricane relief.

    I saw you roll up your window and shake your head when I drove by. But you didn't see me driving behind you when you flicked your cigarette butt out the car window.

    I saw you frown at me when I smiled at your children. But you didn't see me when I took time off from work to run toys to the homeless.

    I saw you stare at my long hair. But you didn't see me and my friends cut ten inches off for Locks of Love.

    I saw you roll your eyes at our leather coats and gloves. But you didn't see me and my brothers donate our old coats and gloves to those that had none.

    I saw you look in fright at my tattoos. But you didn't see me cry as my children were born and have their name written over and in my heart.

    I saw you change lanes while rushing off to go somewhere. But you didn't see me going home to be with my family.

    I saw you complain about how loud and noisy our bikes can be. But you didn't see me when you were changing the CD and drifted into my lane.

    I saw you yelling at your kids in the car. But you didn't see me pat my child's hands, knowing he was safe behind me.

    I saw you reading the newspaper or map as you drove down the road. But you didn't see me squeeze my wife's leg when she told me to take the next turn.

    I saw you race down the road in the rain. But you didn't see me get soaked to the skin so my son could have the car to go on his date.

    I saw you run the yellow light just to save a few minutes of time. But you didn't see me trying to turn right.

    I saw you cut me off because you needed to be in the lane I was in. But you didn't see me leave the road.

    I saw you waiting impatiently for my friends to pass. But you didn't see me. I wasn't there.

    I saw you go home to your family. But you didn't see me. Because I died that day you cut me off.

    I was just a bikie. A person with friends and a family. But, you didn't see me.

    Repost this around in hopes that people will understand the biker community.

    If you don't repost this, It sucks to be you. I hope you never lose someone that rides. Have a great week my friends Tears are unspoken words that the heart can't bare to say.
  2. What a eye opening piece of writing. All drivers should have to read this before they can drive a car at all. :roll:
  3. It almost had me in tears! here here. I like, very nice!
  4. It goes deep.......
    it makes me remember friends who will no longer ride with us
  5. This one always strikes a cord with me :cry:

    Here's a couple more:

    Biker Prayer

    Biker Angel, be my guide
    As I climb upon my bike to ride.
    Let your halo guide the way
    And keep me safe from harm today.

    Let your wings provide me the wind and air
    And send it coursing through my hair.
    Find for me a sunny place
    and let it shine upon my face.

    Keep the clouds and rain at bay
    And keep me dry throughout the day.
    Watch over my brothers who ride with me.
    Keep them safe and close to thee.

    Keep my wheels upon the ground
    So I’ll return here safe and sound.
    But should disaster be my fate,
    Guide me through to Heaven’s gate.

    If I must join my fallen brethren
    Please show me the way to Biker Heaven.

    The dead they sleep a long, long sleep;
    The dead they rest, and their rest is deep;
    The dead have peace, but the living weep.

  6. ive seen it a few times before james, but every time i read it, i still get the butterflies. i just hope to christ, that i will never relate the last part to anyone i ride with.

  7. that sent shivers through me :cry:
  8. Such a sad poem... Seems every morning I turn the radio on and head another Bike vs Car accident.

    Guys and Gals, ride safe. And may those who have fallen before us, watch over and keep us safe.
  9. Thanks for posting that poem , It meant a lot to me, I have never read it before , it is touching for many reasons >