That Ride

October 17, 2012
By Padoodallee GOLD, Haven, Kansas
Padoodallee GOLD, Haven, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." -Michelangelou


On those days filled with the fragrance
of sun warmed trees, of lazy caterpillars,
of clouds touching the playful sky,
I find my way to that old antique bike
my aunt gave me long ago
resting against the porch rail,
and I ride
past the rickety hedgerow fence
that follows the dusty road like a lingering shadow.
I peddle faster, leaving behind my haunted memories.
The rusted basket groans
against the handlebars,
the tired gears creak
after many years of idleness,
and the wheels give me wings.
On those days, I breathe in that intoxicating smell
and exhale my fears to fly away in the wind.


The author's comments:
There's something remarkable about those days that bring me peace even when I'm going through all kinds of inner turmoil.

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on Apr. 25 2013 at 9:18 am
LexiDawn SILVER, Sanford, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations."

"It was books that me made feel that, perhaps, I was not completely alone."

Agreed, it is<3

on Apr. 24 2013 at 11:16 pm
Padoodallee GOLD, Haven, Kansas
13 articles 0 photos 120 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." -Michelangelou

thanks =) I like to do that too. It's so relaxing

on Apr. 24 2013 at 9:05 pm
LexiDawn SILVER, Sanford, North Carolina
9 articles 0 photos 27 comments

Favorite Quote:
"My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations."

"It was books that me made feel that, perhaps, I was not completely alone."

I like this one! When I get upset I sometimes ride my bike and this reminds me of that in a way.


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