Candlewitch

Ride (by eddy styx)

 

"Ride"

 

Spiraling to the horizon

flat out she writhes,

like an angry snake

in the heat of the dying day.

Setting sun lends

hot crimson to her tar,

and I ride...

Opening wide the throttle

I smoke her curves.

Iron her out under blistering speed,

for I have my own needs.

If I should die in this arena

I'll take my score

and number

and ride...

Taking my Harley

down the curving highway,

to the playing fields

of speed-demon hell...

Comments10

  • Candlewitch

    I tried to get this poem to align LEFT, but it won't do it!!!

  • malubotelho

    Oh man! This is gorgeous. I just love your writing.

    • Candlewitch

      thanks, malu! and for all your support!

      ever, eddy
      *hugs, Cat

    • Louis Gibbs

      Nothing like a good ride to invigorate the soul! I appreciate this one, Cat.

      • Candlewitch

        thank you Louis,

        I thought you might like it 😉

        ever, eddy
        *hugs, Cat

      • Fay Slimm.

        Riding to sunset with wind in the face - oh how invigorating and exciting. Great read my friend.

        • Candlewitch

          thanks, Fay, I appreciate your comment!

          ever, eddy
          *hugs, Cat

        • Michael Edwards

          Great writing 'I smoke her curves' inspired.

          • Candlewitch

            thank you, Michael,

            it seemed like the best way to say it. thank you for noticing!!!

            ever, eddy
            *hugs, Cat

          • FredPeyer

            As a rider myself I just love your poem!
            My 1988 Honda GT NT650 is a little bit smaller, but in the curves I can smoke any Harley!
            By the way Cat, do you know why Europeans ride the sport bike way with the feet down or back and Americans the Harley way with the feet forward? Was told that it comes from the two different ways of riding a horse with feet back or feet forward!

            • Candlewitch

              hello Fred,

              that is some interesting information. I hadn't thought about it before. long may you ride!!! thanks!

              *hugs, Cat

            • valene

              when i was a teen my folks had a friend w/a Harley. his wife hated it and his kids weren't allowed near it so he kept it in the garage of the bank where he worked. whenever he felt like venturing out, he'd call me to go w/him. of course i'd go without asking my folks, and wouldn't tell them till after i got home. they hated the idea but cos of the friendship they had w/ the couple they wouldn't put a stop to it, which was actually pretty amazing cos they were very protective of me when it came to doing most everything especially dangerous stuff. anyhow, i loved going on that bike and we'd go all over the city. even after i got married he'd still call and i'd go till i was finally pregnant...by then 29. when i told him i couldn't go the 1st question out of his mouth was 'are you pregnant?' he knew me well enough to know i'd never turn him down otherwise. we hadn't made the 'BIg' announcement to anyone cos i'd just found out and after 6 yrs of trying didn't want to jinx it so i swore him to absolute silence till we were ready to tell. oh how i still miss those days! thanks for bringing back those days even if just for a brief moment...i always felt 'bad ass' when riding! LOL! 🙂

              • Candlewitch

                dear val,

                there is nothing quite as thrilling as wind in the face and the roar of the engine between your legs. I'm so glad that you shared this story of your love of the ride with me 🙂

                ever, eddy
                *hugs, Cat

                • valene

                  It was my pleasure! 🙂

                • Goldfinch60

                  Good write. The ride you have taken me on is so exhilarating.

                  • Candlewitch

                    dear Goldfinch,

                    I'm glad that you enjoyed it 🙂

                    ever, eddy

                  • Renzi

                    Like an angry snake, in the heat of the dying day.. rawr! (Snakes dontt rawr **shh renzi**) but i felt this ride. Great write lovely 💓

                    • Candlewitch

                      thanks Renzi,


                      for enjoying that line!

                      ever, eddy

                    • Micalina

                      I felt the rider going around the curves like a snake . Great read

                      • Candlewitch

                        thank you for reading and commenting!

                        ever, eddy

                        • Micalina

                          cheers
                          Micalina
                          Have a great day



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