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Red Honda Bike

written by: Ger White

 

Allowed to sit in behind him on his Red Honda bike
Now that was great trust and it sure felt like it
A terrier on his shoulder and me sitting behind
Leaving the brave Rider to catch most of the wind!
“Lean over – a corner” – he shouts in my ear
I am trying to do all the right moves at the rear
We get off the bike, my legs bowlegged and cramped
Knees outside ankles, the demeanour of a tramp
Hair tossed to the winds, face red as the sun
Pride and love in my heart burning much brighter than
Any sun, any sky, any star, any moon
The ride of a lifetime and his hand holds mine

Ger White

Ger White

APRIL 2020 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
Gerardine White - (also called Ger) grew up in wild open country of West Limerick, Ireland. Her country life is represented in her poems and has a strong bearing on her core values and education. She inherited the skill of poetic rhyme from both of her parents and her Grandad. This past year she was published in four Anthologies from Clarendon House Publications. Some of her poems will already have appeared in Ballyguiltenane Rural Journal over time. She had the pleasure of spending an evening with Seamus Heaney in Dublin in 2011. It was later very humbling to read a testimonial of her work:
“Your poetry reminds me of Seamus Heaney” (Grant Hudson - Clarendon House Publications)
"Poems by Ger have the ability to lift the soul and bring it to a place of peace and calm"
(Peg Prendeville, Poet. - The Purple Pencil)
Ger White

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