Motorcycle Madness

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille #59 – “cycle” (posted by Kim)

The on-line dictionary defines the word ‘cycle’ as:

(noun) a series of events that are regularly repeated in the same order;
(noun) a complete set or series;
(verb) to ride a bicycle;
(verb) to move in or follow a regularly repeated sequence of events.

You can have a monocycle, a bicycle and a tricycle.

You can move in cycles; events can be cyclical; our fellow dVerse bartender, Björn, is an avid cyclist; and there is a range of intriguing words beginning with ‘cyclo-‘ to indicate a circle or ring.


Look cool revving up
a bike. Some alarm red,
some banana yellow,
gleaming steel
on two wheels. Helmets,
shirts, a plethora of
leather. Weave through
traffic. Never felt freer
than riding on back
of a motorcycle, hair
blowing behind, arms
holding on, trusting–

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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26 Responses to Motorcycle Madness

  1. Kathy Reed says:

    Something I’ve never done, but sounds freeing.

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  2. rothpoetry says:

    Love the feel of the engine underneath and the wind blowing through the hair! Great images, Sara.

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  3. kim881 says:

    Sara, you were born to be wild! I used to love riding motorbikes. Now I just look and admire 😉 I love the phrase ‘a plethora of leather’!


  4. mhmp77 says:


    Never felt freer
    than riding on back
    of a motorcycle, hair
    blowing behind…

    It’s a reminder to the great old days again! How nice Sara!



  5. annell4 says:

    You are right “motercycles and the young” go together best. Not for the faint of heart.


  6. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like the description of blowing hair, arms and trust in youth.


  7. Waltermarks says:

    You described the freedom of cycling beautifully, hair blowing in the wind, holding on tight. Thanks for letting us all tag along for the ride


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  9. Grace says:

    You captured the youthful rush of that ride ~


  10. Motor
    i FeLL
    off the
    Back And
    Never Cycled Back..
    With Motors at Least..:)


  11. MYRNA ZACH says:

    AKA: Organ donor



  12. Maybe the key is there in the end… young.


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