365 Revolutions

Traveling in a straight line

giving way to curve

Savoring smoothness of sail

avoiding potholes and poop

Feeling warmth of golden sol

or bony dampness of drizzle

Suffering under pressure, distress

overcome by retreat, security

A year has gone by

365 revolutions

Winter, spring, summer, autumn

snow, tulips, bike trails, red maple

A year of never before

a year of heart’s desire, emotions, expectations

Gone once around the fiery blaze

to a day of cake and candles

Existence subjective, evolving

rarely perfect in form

Life of ominous lows, euphoric highs

riding its path in earnest faith

Breathing in the grace of a God

bracing for challenge

Pedaling in circles, climbing hills

finding freedom in time

Lemon frosted cupcake

Signals a watershed day

365 revolutions

surviving, thriving, ready to go again

16 responses to 365 Revolutions

  1. Dan Antion says:

    And what a year this one was. I hope you had a happy birthday and I hope your first year in this new chapter is wonderful.

    PS, I like the motion and emotion in this poem.

  2. dweezer19 says:

    How sweet.You carried us along, not knowing fully what the heart of your words were until the middle. Happy Birthday Mary! 💕💕

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thanks Lois! I tell my chiropractor and massage therapist that my goal is to be upright, moving and breathing. They laugh, but really that’s how to survive and thrive.

  3. murisopsis says:

    Happy Birthday Mary! I love the metaphor of a cycling adventure for life with lots of hills and valleys. The hard push to the top and then the exhilaration as you zoom downhill at breakneck speeds…

  4. Laurie says:

    Happy birthday??? What a beautiful poem. I do love a route with hills, but right now, I think I could use some flat stretches of road.

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