Cadence

Rise, Fall
Rise, Fall
Heels Down
On the Ball
Legs Pumping
Up and Down
Pedals Going
Round and Round
Joints and Muscles
Working Together
Do not Care
About the Weather
In Morning Air
They Start to Steam
On this Hybrid
Human Machine
Now 5 Miles Out
They Start to Sing
Sitting On This
Wonderous Thing
Focusing
With Pure Intention
Powering
2 Wheeled Invention
Out From Home
Then Back Again
Thinking Only
Of the Gain
Then Trying to Walk
On Legs of Jelly
Soaked in Sweat
And Slightly Smelly
Hot Shower and Soap
With Rest to Follow
The Same Again
Or More
Tomorrow

© Chris Leaper

The above poem is by my son Chris about his training for the Nightrider Charity Cycle Ride on May 8th. He is taking part to raise money for the UK Mental Health Charity ‘Mind’. Chris has been blogging (under a pseudonym)about the event, the charity and his preparation on his blog ‘Hats Off to the Insane’ where you will find links to his Virgin Money Giving page should you wish to sponsor him.

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13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Catherine van Vliet-Saivres
    May 22, 2013 @ 10:07:52

    Very clever, Chris. I like your poem a lot. Wishing you much success with the project.

    Reply

  2. dragonscaleclippings
    May 22, 2013 @ 11:40:39

    I love the rhythm and effortless rhyme – made me laugh too!

    Reply

  3. Libby
    May 22, 2013 @ 13:10:58

    Thanks for your kind comments, I’ll pass them on to Chris.

    Reply

  4. Evi Schumacher
    May 22, 2013 @ 15:04:18

    Love this poem. All worn out riding along with you, Chris. Great rhythm!

    Reply

  5. vlbrown
    May 22, 2013 @ 21:25:27

    Well done!

    Reply

  6. vlbrown
    May 22, 2013 @ 21:35:05

    I shared with my Twitter stream. (@vlb) https://twitter.com/vlb/status/337318612463398915

    Reply

  7. julespaige
    May 23, 2013 @ 12:57:50

    Wishing continued success for your son!
    Thank you for sharing his quest and verse.

    Reply

  8. Jeff
    May 23, 2013 @ 20:48:08

    Whoo! I’m exhausted just from reading that! 🙂 Very nice poem!

    Reply

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