She'll Follow Me Anywhere! A Poem And A Saxapahaw Bike Ride June 2, 2010

She'll Follow Me Anywhere! Even To Saxapahaw!

We Union Groove on out to Saxapahaw. Have a little music with your whine? There's a cue sheet at the very end. Almost!


Occasionally I use poetry to explain cycling or an aspect of cycling as history, technique, camaraderie, equipment, or just relationships.

I'll try to make them a little humorous. I do have a warped sense of humor though!

The poetry may not reflect truth, at least in a present tense but it will reflect a truth for someone at some time as all written word can.

Sometimes just a sentence can trigger a poem or essay. The "sentence of the day" was I'll follow you anywhere. Of course this is an absolute. And as you know "all absolutes are not!"

Mark Knopfler & Chet Atkins - Instrumental Medley

She said, "I'll follow you anywhere!

You seem so honest as well as fair!

You'll see that I will follow you!

I've seen the things that you can do!"

She said, "I'll follow you anywhere!"

(Unless, of course, you lose your hair!)

She said, "I'll love you til I die!"

(Or until I find another guy!)

I heard her say very loud and clear,

All the words I longed to hear.

Now the things I hear today,

Are all the words she didn't say.

"I'll be yours until the end of time!

Our stroll through life will be sublime!"

I loved the things I heard her say.

Until the day she rode away!

"We two are one! There is no doubt!"

(Until your charm or money wears out!)

"You have won my undying devotion!

I'm overwhelmed by this spell and potion!"

"I'll strive every day to love you more."

(Until that day I walk out that door!)

"You lead and I'll follow. You know the way!

I love you and believe in you!" (Today)

"We'll grow together, and together grow old!

Our love will be for generations to behold!

Each year I'll grow more fond of you!

It seems as a spell only voodoo can do!"

I never heard what she never said.

If I had, would I have had a clearer head?

She said, "I'll follow you anywhere!

Where could you ever go that I could ever care?"

I reminded her of what she had said,

And of the beautiful thoughts planted in my head.

She said, "Oh please! Be serious!

You speak as though you are delirious!"

"Now please pardon me as I condescend!

You knew all things must come to an end!"

She said, "I'll follow you anywhere!"

(Until you start getting in my hair!)

She said, "I'll follow you anywhere!"

(But not really, not if you really "go there"!)

She was very polite as she continued to say,

"Be well and prosper and have a good day!"

She then softly said, "Don't be sad. Please don't pout!

Just pack a few things, and get the #*!! out!"

June 4, 2010 Jose and Michael

Union Groovin' To Saxapahaw

0.0 R 2.9 on Union Grove Church Rd.

2.9 R 6.1 Dairyland Rd.

9.0 R 1.7 Orange Grove Rd.

10.7 L 5.2 Bradshaw Quarry Rd.

15.9 L 1.3 Mebane Oaks

17.2 S 3.6 X HI 54 becomes Saxapahaw-Beth. Ch

20.8 Rest stop at Saxaphaw General store

20.8 L 0.1 from Rest Stop

20.9 BR 1.9 Swepsonville-Saxapahaw Rd.

22.8 R 1.0 Payne Rd.

23.8 BL 1.7 Salem Church Rd.

25.5 S 1.8 X HI 54 (becomes Mt. Willen)

27.3 R 0.1 Jim Minor

27.4 L 1.4 Mebane Oaks

28.8 R 3.0 Oak Grove Rd.

31.8 L 0.8 Vernon Rd.

32.6 L 2.4 Bradshaw Quarry Rd.

35.0 S 1.3 X Orange Grove becomes Arthur Minnis

36.3 L 0.7 Dodson's Crossroads

37.0 R 2.7 Borland Rd.

39.7 R 0.6 Arthur Minnis Rd.

40.3 L 0.4 Union Grove Church Rd.

40.7 R @ Church

Feels like 41 though!

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Comments 57 comments

tantrum profile image

tantrum 6 years ago from Tropic of Capricorn

LOL Mickyyyyy !!!!!! I will send this to my daughter ! It's so HILARIOUS ! you better yourself every day ! ;)


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yeah? I bet you'd follow me anywhere!


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tantrum 6 years ago from Tropic of Capricorn

It all depends on your credit !

Card ! LOL ;)


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yep! We'll grow old together. I get old pretty fast!


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tantrum 6 years ago from Tropic of Capricorn

LOL! Life is the blink of a God's eye. LOL


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

She said, "I'll follow you anywhere!"

Until I was wearing her underwear!

Sorry. I was trying to rhyme a little more and "this" was all I got!


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tantrum 6 years ago from Tropic of Capricorn

I'll follow you anywhere

If you have cash I can spare !

LOL


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

So it's not that I am debonair!

Or that I possess that savoir faire!


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tantrum 6 years ago from Tropic of Capricorn

Oh no! It's only about your cards.

Show me yours. I'm no retard ! LOL


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Alas, alas! I'm out of gas!

Another woman has handed me my *$$!


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tantrum 6 years ago from Tropic of Capricorn

But you're so used ! And so worn out!

Women are handing what I wanted to ask you about ! :(


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

I am certainly used and so worn out.

And my feet are colder than a speckled trout!

Some women say I'm just a "layabout!

There are too many reasons why I do without!


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tantrum 6 years ago from Tropic of Capricorn

It's very difficult to take a woman in your bike.

Let them wonder why you left them alone to hike.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Women are more capable at everything these days.

They can put me behind them in so many ways!


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tantrum 6 years ago from Tropic of Capricorn

Well take care then,that if they leave you behind,

you'll have to love yourself, and that can make you blind ! LOL


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

I'm so old I forgot where to begin!

Besides- I know where I've been!


tantrum profile image

tantrum 6 years ago from Tropic of Capricorn

So where have you been, dear Micky boy ?

In what places lost and with what toys ?


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

It's a bit fuzzy now, you know I have magnesia.

If I tell you a lot, it would be just to tease ya!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Well this has been fun,

But I just have to run.

I now must go and pick up my pick-up truck.

It's all I have since I last had a...girlfriend!


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tantrum 6 years ago from Tropic of Capricorn

At least pick-ups don't talk ! Not that kind of pick-ups anyway ! LOL

C U later ;)


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Tantrum! I hope it was as good for you as it was for me! Now- I really am going to get my truck! Ah- a man and his truck. Now that's a lasting relationship! It was love at first sight really. It's been hard to warm up to her lately! The air-conditioner is out!


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Thank you Micky, for another awesome peom, I enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing it. Godspeed. creativeone59


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo Creativeone! Thank you Dear!


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MFB III 6 years ago from United States

Promises become premises upon which one can no longer rely, and all that's left is that old, trusty, solo bike, to pedal away from the postulations that never panned out, into golden years. I feel your pain. ~~~MFB III


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

MFB- she was so nice about it all though! I threw some money over my shoulder as I was leaving. Yo MFB- I'll see you soon at your place!


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Sa`ge 6 years ago from Barefoot Island

Micky; only somewhere never everywhere. love this one, i shall return, that is not a promise :D ~aloha~

MFB 111; Never make any promises ever, the only one I can make is death will come, then again, well, that's another story. lol.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Sa'ge. Well you didn't tell me a story! Thank you Dear!


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50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

Mic, outstanding tune choice, Chet is who I always wanted to be half as good as, He rode along with you well. Primo set up and execution.

50


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo Bro! Chet's been around with the pyramids I think. Thank you Brother Man. Happy coffee this morning!


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warrioRR 6 years ago from Rawalpindi Pakistan

Micky

Great as it has to be!!

Nice


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Nikkij504gurl 6 years ago from Louisiana

awww thats messed up. but it happens to the best of us. dont bother wasting your time on someone who doesnt care. ive been fed lies and bullshit just to throw em up all over the floor just to turn around and hear some more.


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always exploring 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

Good one micky

women can be oh so tricky

they smile and say

i love you and will always stay

then like a puff of wind

their no longer there not even as a friend

but life goes on and can even get better

as long as you don,t read that old love letter

just toss that old letter away

and say,"this will be a really great day.

GOD BLESS YOU


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Rossimobis 6 years ago from Biafra

Even spells Voodoo can do comes to an end (lol)...love the clarity here bro.Keep it up because the younger folks are learning.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas

I like Mark knopfler and your hub! Sweet! Cheers!


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Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States

So enjoy your photo-poetic essays, Micky. Nice choice of tunes, too.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo warrioRR! Thank you Sir.

Hi Nikkij504gurl! There you go! We lose some and then... we lose some more! Thank you Nikkij504gurl!

Yo yo yo! Always Exploring! I love that poem! "just toss that old letter away and say,"this will be a really great day!" The poem is very nice! Thank you for that. Of course women can sure write, "he said he'd follow me anywhere" too! GOD BLESS YOU Always Exploring!

Yo Rossi Brother Man! Even, and especially, voodoo comes to an end. Thank you Rossi!

Hi LadyJane! Mark knopfler can play with everybody. Chet Atkins! But That sound that he brought out with the Sultans of Swing - !!!

Hi Tom! Thank you very much for riding with me!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

Beautiful poem, complete with great pictures and wonderful song. Amazing hub in one package. I wish I could be this woman, I'll follow you anywhere. Great and great my friend. I rate this Up without thinking twice. I hope you always healthy and also up date useful information about your cycling activity. You are my biker...

Prasetio


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

God bless you Prasetio! Your latest about advertising was great. Thanks Prasetio!


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Peggy W 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

This was funny and sad at the same time. My mother used to say "There are plenty of fish in the sea." The one or ones you hooked were simply throw-backs. The right one is swimming out there somewhere...

Enjoyed the beautiful scenery as always. Some terrific countryside with barns and silos.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Hey Peggy! I try to make these poems up with a little humor. I guess they are created a bit by my "tragic comedies" in love! There are plenty of fish in the sea! And after three days... I too love silos and barns. I really love red barns. They give a splash of color to a drab winter. Thanks Peggy!


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epigramman 6 years ago

she'll follow you anywhere - smart girl!!!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo Epigramman! I think we'd have to be tethered! Thanks Bud!


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epigramman 6 years ago

I looked up the phrase 'sense of humor' in the book - yes that book - and saw your name and face - rated as 'essential' and 'definitive'


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valeriebelew 6 years ago from Metro Atlanta, GA, USA

Yes, yes, Micky Dee. it is those things they don't say that get you every time. LOL (:v


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo Valerie! Thank you for coming by! I wish I could have said the things I never said too!


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BobbiRant 6 years ago from New York

This is a great hub. Thanks for sharing it. Made me smile too.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

I'm glad you had a good time BobbiRant! Thank you!


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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

That poem reminds me of that song, the last one on David Gates and Bread I did, hope you listened to it "Diary" you should if you haven't, it took all these years to really hear what it was saying and my husband is nuts about Chet and Knopfler together, of course I know Chet is gone now but they were all you needed when it came to guitar music. Great hub.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Hey Pollyanalana! You're right! There are great guitarists and there are those that cross so many genres and ages. Thank you Dear!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

humorous but made me sad a bit Mick, Maita


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Take it to be humorous Maita! I know that "you would follow me anywhere"!


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Joy56 6 years ago

I am following you everywhere. But i wont say forever. This was sooooo original and brilliant, thanks


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Joy! Nobody follows me long! Thank you Dear!


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

O, Micky. That was great. You are so funny. Love all your cycling pics too. take care, Dim x


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo Dim! I know you'd follow me somewhere!


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Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

Hi, Micky. It is sweet at first, start made me giggle in the middle, and I reached the end by saying, "ouch!" :(

I said love is feeling, but Mr. Story Teller told me firmly, "NO! Love is ACTION!" And I must agree (which I really hate in doing that sometimes because it's mean he beat me again in this competition of thought) that he is right.

Love: it is not supposed to be only words, but better as the will and act to make those words come true. Too bad, not many people understand this.

Great poem, Sir! As always. ^^


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Ouch Freya! Don't go ouch! Just giggle! Remember- love is a four letter word! Just teasing you!

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