All That Glitters Ain't A Harley


Life gets rough,

The path gets gnarly,

And all that glitters,

Ain’t a Harley.

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Keep the shiny side up,

The dirty side down.

Treat your brother right,

You’ll be coming back around.

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Give me endless summer, the heat,

Two wheels and a leather seat.

Clean water, nourishing food to eat,

Old friends and the new we meet.

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Give me a sunset, a mountain view,

Some wine, some bread, and you.

Life is a flicker. Poof! We’re gone.

And- man doesn’t live on bread alone.

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Slow it down,

Take a closer look.

Life can’t be lived,

From another’s book.

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Seize the day,

With all your might.

Don’t go into the light,

Without a fight.

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Keep the chin up.

The rubber side down.

Let’s lift the brother up,

We’ll be coming back around.

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Gold is just some metal,

Buried in the ground,

Keep an eye on your sister,

It’s all coming back around.

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Ask for strength and vision,

When your path gets gnarly,

And know that all that glitters,

Ain’t a Harley.

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~Micky Dee~

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All That Glitters Ain't A Harley

I hope you have a look and enjoy the 2 minute 30 second video above.

The video is basically the poem but a little more visual.

I made the video and used a little photo magic.

I added some rustic guitar for your enjoyment.

Enjoy!


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Mickey Dee. Your words sent a shiver through me. Then your invitation to listen to the video just set this Hub apart. Those Virginia hills must have agreed with you.


vietnamvet68 5 years ago

Just beautiful brother man I watched your video on Facebook, Loved it. Kepp on Keeping On Brother Man

God Bless


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

You said a mouthful with this poem, Micky. And it's so true. All that glitters ain't a Harley ... or a Lexus ... or a Lamborghini ... or any aother vehicle of your choice. Live life to the fullest - it's the only one we get.


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Lisa4 5 years ago from SOUTH FLORIDA!

This is a very beautiful poem. So very true... Just because it shines does not make it gold!


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Hummingbird5356 5 years ago

Thanks for this poem. And for the video. I kept looking at the man's chin, I thought over the length of the poem your beard would slowly appear. That would have been a good effect.


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

Oh I do love you , man,!!!!! This was awesome, beautiful and just plain enjoyable.

You´re getting rather clever with the technology too aren´t you.?

God bless

Dim


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

What could be a better way to start the day. Your words, so real, so true. What inspires me from your poetry, happiness, live, laugh, good times are there, we have to grab em with both hands and hang on tight. I loved the video music, i kept looking for you to be riding the Harley. LOL Thank you.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

Thank you all very much. I think Hummingbird was right. I should have transformed Captain America into MD. I'll check on all your work after this busy weekend with "Bikefest" in Hillsborough. God bless!


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KKalmes 5 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

Hello Micky, it's been ages, but you are still a bright and shiny respite for the soul... missed you and glad to be back!


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Ginger Meow 5 years ago

This could be a hit song! Great poem, great metaphorical imagery about life!

Life can be like stormy weather,

I'd rather be stretched out on my leather,

Sow your crops, your oats and barley,

I'd rather leave you in the dust of my Harley!

Hope you like, Ginger :P


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Just beautiful.

'Seize the day, With all your might'

Yep live for today for tomorrow may never come.

Love one another and take care of each other for who knows what lies around the corner and life is short. Friendships are much more valuable than worldly goods.

Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Voted up and away


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nomoretrucks 5 years ago from scotland

Love that guitar and the words MD- been going to fast on a motorcycle lately and realised my true love is the open road on with pedals. If i get to be half the guy you are dude, id be happy.A quality fella!! I can feel a big ride comin' on!!


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

Thank you all so very much.

It's good to see you K.

Thank you Ginger Meow for that beautiful edition.

Rosemay - your thoughts are beautiful.

Yo - NoMoTrux - we always need a road trip my man. Adventure. Beauty. Hardship. Testing. Truth. Faith.

Keep that rubber side down.


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2uesday 5 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday.

Fantastic liked the video - wish they had a fantastic button to vote with.


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BobbiRant 5 years ago from New York

Great poem, so true, 'can't live life from another's book' Each life is uniquely our own, chapter by chapter. Wonderful pictures painted with words, great video too.


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

Well said, Micky. Enjoyed the music-cool. :)


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drpastorcarlotta 5 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

Wonderful poem! LOVE IT!!! Your so wonderful Mickey Dee!! Much love.... God Bless you! Voted-Awesome! Loved the Video too!


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QudsiaP1 5 years ago

Oh how I wish to ride off on a motorcycle myself right now. :P


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Hi Micky,

As always a great hub and I vote up.

I love my days on Dai's Honda Super Blackbird.

Thanks for sharing this one.

Take care

Eiddwen.


Apostle Jack 5 years ago

How right you are Mr Dee.Everything that glitters is not gold,and one cannot replace what is irreplaceable.

And in other words........It is like trying to replace God's spirit with ours...there is no substitution.


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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

Ditto to what your other followers said!

Love the lines:

Slow it down,

Take a closer look.

We are in such a hurry sometimes. The beauty from a bike or a walk force you to really see.

Going on another bike trip in October. 30 miles this time!!


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

A great awesome and inspirational piece. I enjoyed it all the way. Keep up the good work. Bless you


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MonetteforJack 5 years ago from Tuckerton, NJ

What can I say? Am so enthralled with your poetry set in video. Awesome !!!!! to the super-duper maxi !!!!! Yeah, you are so right Mickey ... "all that glitters ain't a harley."

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