That Is The Day

That Is The Day ©

 

It started early,

can’t say exactly when.

Almost like a tickle,

though I knew even then,

that twist of grip and rush of wind

would always be a friend.

 

Exuberant youth spent

riding anything that runs.

Chasing down tree-lined valleys

to catch the setting sun.

Swapping tales of rides gone by

and dreams of rides to come.

 

In the summer of life,

filled with family and friends.

The road, life reflected,

full of turns, twists, and bends.

Nicer bikes, the longest rides,

thinking summer won’t end.

 

Then so quickly time passes,

now in the fall of my years,

I still love the wind

and the stomping of gears.

I have lived a biker’s life,

yet now I ride with one fear.

 

When the time comes

that I can no longer roam,

when the saddle calls

denied by failed body or bone,

that is the day, Lord,

to call me on home.

Comments
22 Responses to “That Is The Day”
  1. I hope you will never lose your physical ability to saddle up.

  2. jonicaggiano says:

    This is beautiful Brad. Filled with beautiful images and the excitement of doing what one loves. I have always been afraid of bikes but I know quite a few people that ride. I do hope you don’t have one of those Italian ones. I think it starts with a V. They are beautiful but so fast. I used to have a very heavy foot in the car but the speeding tickets slowed me down. I bet it feels good to go fast on a bike, it must feel like your flying.
    Anyway, be careful and you will be riding for a long time to come. Sending you lots of love, hugs and prayers. ❤️🤗❤️😘🙏 Jonikins

    • Brad Osborne says:

      My cruiser is more low and slow. Thank you for your concern. I do my best to be very vigilant and I always ride within my skill level. But it is like you imagine. There is a sense of the same freedom you would feel if you were flying. Sending love on this Memorial Day weekend to you and yours!

  3. Beautiful poem Brad. Love and blessings to you this Memorial Day weekend ❤️🌹🥰

  4. I lingered in the first three stanzas, afraid to move on.

  5. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Beautiful, like a song, a lovely song to your passion in life! Brilliant!

  6. beth says:

    May you always be able to ride with the wind

  7. Jim Borden says:

    I’ve never had any interest in riding a motorcycle, but you certainly make it sound appealing. Here’s to many happy years ahead on the open road, Brad!

  8. petespringerauthor says:

    I think when our minds are gone, or our bodies no longer can do much of anything, it’s time to say farewell. I’m afraid with modern medicines and knowledge, people will live longer and longer lives. That’s only good if the quality of life is still there.

  9. kristianw84 says:

    I hope you always have the ability to feel the wind.

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