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Red Schwinn Flyer Bike

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Mike
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0 posted 11-23-1999 03:35 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Mike

When I was just a little tyke,
I had a red Schwinn Flyer bike,
With monkey bars; banana seat,
I was in heaven, my life complete.
Upon each spoke, a baseball card,
How "Mickey" hummed, when I rode hard,
(Don't rub it in, because I know,
today that card, is worth some dough.)
I rode that bike, both day and night,
Taped to the front, my Dad's flashlight,
Free as the wind, no cares at all,
Upon my bike, was ten feet tall.

My bike's no more, and now I'm grown,
It is a car that I now own,
But as I park at home each night,
I often see in fading light,
Memories of a little tyke,
Atop a red Schwinn Flyer bike,
With monkey bars; banana seat,
And of a time, life was complete.
© Copyright 1999 Mike - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 11-23-1999 03:40 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Neat poem!! Well done!
Nicole
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2 posted 11-23-1999 03:41 PM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

Oh my goodness...this is *so* touching. With every word, I received a flood of memories of my own, from my long since childhood. Thank you for that, and thank you for posting such a wonderful poem.
FreeByrd
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3 posted 11-23-1999 03:47 PM       View Profile for FreeByrd   Email FreeByrd   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit FreeByrd's Home Page   View IP for FreeByrd

Terrific memory for me mike.

Well done

Did you ever use a balloon in place of the card? They didn't last as long but had a different sound.

-RS

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Pepper
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4 posted 11-23-1999 04:42 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Delightful Mike!
Memorys for me too..."S"...!

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Iloveit
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5 posted 11-23-1999 06:50 PM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

loved this, knew I would somehow, the title just pulled me in.....great job
Andrew Scott
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6 posted 11-23-1999 07:35 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

I can relate... wrote my own bicycle piece concerning lost youth and all. Liked this one alot. Thanks for sharing.
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7 posted 11-23-1999 07:54 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Memories are great! So is this poem!

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Denise

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8 posted 11-23-1999 09:37 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Nice memories, thanks for sharing
Martie
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9 posted 11-23-1999 09:41 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I loved this poem and the memories you brought back to me too.

Like a bike but so much cuter
was my tiny two wheeled scooter
Marge Tindal
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10 posted 11-23-1999 10:03 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Mike - How ironic that you would write about a Red Schwinn Flyer bike ... this one brought tears of sweet remembrance to this lady's eyes. My favorite picture of my late brother, MIKE, is of one of him on his red Schwinn bike. Thank you so much for shaking the memory tree with this nostalgic piece.
~Marge~

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Mike
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11 posted 11-24-1999 12:36 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Thank you all so much for you gracious comments. Sounds like a lot of bicycle riders in Passions. Andrew, is your poem posted? would like to read it...
Marge... sounds like you were blessed with a wonderful brother. Suthern, Satiate, FreeByrd, Pepper, Iloveit, Denise, Hoot and Martie: thanks. I was reading the posts tonight... really was an impressive array of poetry by some very talented people.
Nan
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12 posted 11-28-1999 07:49 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

....and hula hoops ... and Betsy Wetsy dolls..
U K Hero
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13 posted 11-28-1999 08:11 AM       View Profile for U K Hero   Email U K Hero   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for U K Hero

So now its fluffy dice on the dashboard eh!
loved the poem.
 
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