Wednesday, May 17, 2017



flying at high-speed                  wheels to ride               hair blown back

ride to town                             ride to school               ride around the block

4th of july parade                      dressed like a clown     wheee!!!

my bike is red                          yours’ is blue                shiny chrome

fringe from the handlebars       flying at high-speed      wheels to ride

cards in the spokes                   burrrrup burrrrup        burrrrup burrrrup                   

so long ago…                           now the wheels are on the chair

i will need help                        to get around                go to town

take it slow                               shift gears                     release the brakes

wheee!!!                                   wheels to ride               hair blown back

May 17, 2017




Magical Mystical Teacher said...

This is a full-circle poem...whee! What fun! Thanks, Annell.

indybev said...

Reminds me of the song from "The Lion King" ... "The Circle of Life". It's one of my favorites. Much to think about here.

Susan said...

Joyful, that freedom with the wind in our hair. I hope we can get as much fun from a wheelchair, but we'll have to put more effort into it. Still, your poem makes me realize that there is choice in how we age.

Old Egg said...

Thank heavens for the invention of the wheel as we need it most of our lives.

Anonymous said...

Had a friend who got me stuck in a wheelchair between the doors of an elevator. We collapsed in laughter. Guess it really is the outlook after all.


Sherry Blue Sky said...

Now that is an interesting transition, from bike wheels to is an interesting journey, powered by many different wheels.

gillena cox said...

What fun!!!
And would you believe I never and cannot ride a bike?

Thanks for sharing your fun memory Annell

Much love...

Much love...

Jae Rose said...

Can we come too! Sounds most delightful xo

Bekkie Sanchez said...

I remember adding playing cards to the spokes! What great fun! Wonderfully playful poem!