Poems on Love and Riding

The Bike I Kept

The first boy I loved rode a green bike with cream-colored trim.

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My rusted old cruiser I’ve kept since I was 14.

It was a cruiser, and he rode it to the beach the first time we kissed. We stood under the iron wood trees, pine needles and soft white sand below our bare feet.  Our lips touched with the innocence of youth, and I knew I would love him for a very  long time.

In the summer he moved away but left me that bike, and as the years passed, and time rusted away its luster, still the bike remained, a keepsake of a moment past.

A Promise Made

We rode in the rain that day,

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Smiles for days, what you can’t see is the giant rainbow that appeared right as he proposed.

leaving speckled tracks in the engorged earth below our tires.

The rain drops soaked through our mud stained gear and down our skin, smiles hidden behind full-faced helmets.

When we came to the lookout the sound of our motors faded away across the horizon of emerald trees and cerulean ocean.

We stood, together gazing into a distance when he reached into his pocket and retrieved the delicate gold band that signified our love, and at that moment a promise was made that we would kept for years to come.

I’ll Love You Forever

You were something I wished for

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24 weeks pregnant with our baby girl.

in a temple in Japan. Around a giant wheel inscribed with a thousand prayers. We turned the wheel, and each wish for you was multiplied by every hand carved prayer. My precious daughter, along for the ride. I’ll love you forever.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Kathy says:

    Beautiful 💕

    Like

  2. Tricia says:

    Sweet! I love the poems.

    Like

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