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A Painful Lesson

Updated on May 6, 2017


My dad was a wonderful father. He worked nights (which meant I only had to worry about his spankings on weekends), he always wanted to keep up with the neighbors (which I used mercilessly against him when the neighbor kids had something I didn't) and he didn't always tell me things I needed to know (a little more knowledge, instead of learning everything on my own would've been nice at times).

This man is still alive. Sometimes, I praise myself for my self control.

Here's a "Simon Rhymin'" poem to let you know why.

My first bike was not to brag

balloon tires made it a drag.

At first glance I questioned the buy

a girl’s bike, bought for a guy.

Down the hill my balance improved

so fast my hair was wind moved.

Steering learned I avoided a rake

I wished I’d learned how to brake.

No option I jerked it around

flipping bike and I to the ground.

bleeding knee I started to cry

damn girl’s bike, not one for a guy.

Back up the hill I pushed strong

learned to brake and pedal long.

Desiring new life’s visions to see

just my damn girl’s bike, and me.

A friend’s bike one day I did ride

a boy’s bike with center bar inside.

Racing faster down road e’er before

I wanted this bike to explore.

Back I rode to my waiting friend

my journey coming soon to an end.

Stopping quick, I jumped off the seat

center bar, my groin it did meet.

After pain, I rode my bike home

no more on boy’s bike would I roam.

Didn’t like that pain evidently

I just rode my girl’s bike, bought for me.

A lesson of life I was taught

Be careful with things that are sought.

The sunshine's always after the rain

and there’s nothing worse than groin pain.

A Final Word


(Thanks Dad!)


I debated long and hard to publish this or not. In fact, I even deleted it once. Yet, it is meant in jest only. There are many beautiful and philisophical poems available to read on Hubpages. This, is not one of them. It was written simply to make you smile. Hopefully, it succeeded. If not, C'est le Vie!

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    • rcrumple profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Kentucky

      Jen -

      Thanks for visiting!

      Not one of my better works, but I've left it published because it's a true story. lol

      Thanks for stopping in! Many Thanks!

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      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Enjoyable read and very funny.... ouch! Voting up and all that jazz, Jen

    • rcrumple profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Kentucky

      Thelma -

      Tis a pleasure to make your acquaintance!

      I'm glad you enjoyed this little tidbit. It was a quick offering one boring day. If it made you smile, it was worth it!

      I appreciated you stopping it! Many Thanks!

    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 

      6 years ago from Germany and Philippines

      Very funny! I enjoyed reading it. Voted up and awesome.

    • rcrumple profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Kentucky

      Pamela -

      It's a pleasure to meet you!

      This was just a little something I came up with in about twenty minutes to make people laugh. I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

      Thanks for coming by and commenting. Much Appreciated!

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      This was so funny! It is nice to read a hub that makes you laugh first thing in the morning. Up and funny.

    • rcrumple profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Kentucky


      You have a dark side, dear. lol

      Thanks for reading and commenting. Much appreciated!

    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 

      7 years ago from England

      So funny! I love the Ouch! haha!

    • rcrumple profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Kentucky

      Audrey -

      Yours is contagious.

      Many Thanks! Much Appreciated!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      7 years ago from California

      And smile I did!!!

    • rcrumple profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Kentucky

      rajan jolly -

      Thank you so much for stopping in!

      How many times do we demonstrate our belief that "the grass is always greener on the other side" in life? I saw a poster, many years back, that had a field divided into four fenced in areas. In each area, a cow was stretching his neck through the fence to eat the grass in which another was standing. Being more appreciative of what we have can save much stress in desiring the possessions of others.

      Again, I sincerely appreciate you stopping in and commenting. Many Thanks!

    • rajan jolly profile image

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Enjoyable read and I think not far away from the truth. How we as children and as many adults too, want certain things unknowing of the fact that all that glitters is not gold.

      Up & beautiful.

    • rcrumple profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Kentucky

      phoenix2327 -

      Good to see you!

      I really think they got their tags mixed up when they decided which was which! Probably, some guy named Bubba Lee Henry David Johnson, or something like it!

      I appreciate your comments! Many Thanks!

    • phoenix2327 profile image

      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Never understood the point of the centre bar on a boy's bike. Judging by your experience, I can only assume that someone at the bike factory had a twisted sense of humour.

      Funny poem. Voted up, funny and shared.

    • rcrumple profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Kentucky

      CrisSp -

      Tis a pleasure to meet you! Thanks for stopping by!

      Glad you enjoyed! Many Thanks!

    • CrisSp profile image


      7 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Ouch! No pain, no glory and so it seems. C'est le Vie! Voted funny.

    • rcrumple profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Kentucky

      Good to see you, Patty!

      Fathers do their best....well, at least your father did his best! lol

      Thanks for the comments and votes! Much Appreciated!

    • Patty Kenyon profile image

      Patty Kenyon 

      7 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      Voted Awesome, Funny, and UP!!! The grass does always seem greener on the other side!! Parents try to do their best, my family didn't have much money growing up so I had a boys bike that was rusted etc, but my dad did his best to rebuild it. It still looked like a boys bike, but he did put a white basket with plastic flowers on it so that it looked more


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