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For all who know Motorcycle Riders


I saw you pull your child closer when we passed each other on the
sidewalk. But you didn't see me playing Santa at the local mall.
I saw you change your mind about going into the restaurant. But you didn't
see me attending a meeting to raise more money for the hurricane relief.

I saw you roll up your window and shake your head when I drove by.
But you didn't see me driving behind you when you flicked your cigarette
butt out the car window.

I saw you frown at me when I smiled at your children. But you didn't see
me when I took time off from work to run toys to the homeless.

I saw you stare at my long hair. But you didn't see me and my friends cut
ten inches off for Locks of Love.

I saw you roll your eyes at our leather coats and gloves. But you didn't
see me and my brothers donate our old coats and gloves to those that had none.

I saw you look in fright at my tattoos. But you didn't see me cry as my
children were born and have their name written over and in my heart.

I saw you change lanes while rushing off to go somewhere. But you didn't
see me going home to be with my family.

I saw you complain about how loud and noisy our bikes can be. But you
didn't see me when you were changing the CD and drifted into my lane.

I saw you yelling at your kids in the car. But you didn't see me pat my
child's hands, knowing he was safe behind me.

I saw you reading the newspaper or map as you drove down the road.
But you didn't see me squeeze my wife's leg when she told me to take the
next turn.

I saw you race down the road in the rain. But you didn't see me get soaked
to the skin so my son could have the car to go on his date.

I saw you run the yellow light just to save a few minutes of time.
But you didn't see me trying to turn right.

I saw you cut me off because you needed to be in the lane I was in.
But you didn't see me leave the road.

I saw you waiting impatiently for my friends to pass. But you didn't see
me. I wasn't there.

I saw you go home to your family. But you didn't see me. Because I died
that day you cut me off.
I was just a biker. A person with friends and a family. But, you didn't
see me.
 

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I saw this about 2 months ago. It should be posted in every DMV office for all to see. I totally agree with the sentiments of it. A moment of silence for friends, family, and unknown fellow riders who have died because the driver of a car/suv/truck, etc. who was too busy, running late, or plain stupid to see the bike in the other lane...
 

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Anybody got any similar poems,stories,helpfull hints,etc.??
 

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Great stuff Dup.. Hope you don't mnd...I copied and used it as my last post at zzrbikes.com...giving you credit, of course.
Thanks Fast911ray, but this was not my writing, got it from some place else, just thought it to be very applicable for all motorcyclists!(should actually be posted on all car owner forums!!!!!)
 

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Thanx for sharing Dup. That last verse made me shed tears while thinking of my wife and daughter at home...
 

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speechless...after I got my bike and my mom found out, she accepted it as my own mature decision and prays for me, also told me she has now a new awareness of bikers on the roads and gives them plenty of space :)
 
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