MS (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

! The First Bike

Do you remember
that your first bike
with all its magic,
had a smell?
Do you remember?

Do you remember
when you first saw it
and all your senses
went on full alert?
Do you remember?

Do you remember
how everything about it -
the scary learning,
Dad's careful teaching,
the moment he let go of the seat without telling you,
the first time you went out on your own,
all these filled a new world with magic,
Do you remember?

Do you remember
how you lived every moment
as a child?

Do you forget
how easily it's brought back?

Will you remember?

by Michael Shepherd

Comments (3)

I remember all those yards I had to mow to pay for it, and I guess that is good too.
Yes, I do.. 'is this for ME? ! ! All mine..? ! ' and we should remember those moments as often as we can, thank you for another gem, Michael, Sxx
I do, and thank you for another lovely poem: -)