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I Miss Your Rooster Tail!

Updated on November 11, 2010


On this day of rain,

And on this day of pain.

The sun is gone.

As the peloton rolls on.



Water dampens all sound,

As our wheels spin around.

The whir of our gears,

Escapes our ears.



Rain drops off every nose,

Coldness runs to toes.

Clouds cover the skies,

Rain shrouds tears in my eyes.



Another day,

Another race,

Another day,

Of rain in my face.



Rain of another day,

Returns to say,

I should not,

Have broken away.



Why do you, rain,

Come back today?

That rain knew,

I couldn’t stay.



I need a pill,

To cure or kill this ill!

But the ride no longer goes,

To Margaritaville.



The love from you,

Could warm my soul.

Might heal my heart,

If truth be told.



That's the only truth,

I can’t entertain.

I have to finish alone,

In the rain.



No need to explain,

This rain of pain,

That keeps this rider,

From being sane.



There’s safety in numbers,

And the peloton.

But I race the clock,

To quickly be gone.



Against all elements,

I continue to rail,

As I sorely miss,

Your lovely rooster-tail!




~by Micky Dee~


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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Oh Brother! My body couldn't take what you put yours through - not anymore anyway. Be careful out there!

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      attemptedhumour 7 years ago from Australia

      Hi Micky We lost that soccer final 0-2 We had our main striker out so that made it difficult. I hurt my knee in a tackle, had an MRI scan and was told that soccer was off the menu and i had to wait six months for a knee clean up op'. My mate in our second team works for an orthopedic surgeon. I saw him today and i'm booked in about six weeks time. He said i'll be playing again in ten weeks time. So it's been a great day on the sporting front. Fifty eight is far too young to hang up the boots, although i may have to ease off on those crunching tackles that i have a habit of entertaining. Maybe goalkeeping would be wiser, but................Cheers mate from another fit old git.

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      God bless you MFB! I love to see your avatar! I will always miss a certain "rooster tail" God bless MFB!

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      MFB III 7 years ago from United States

      For some reason I got the idea that a rooster tail was like a cock's crow, as if you were chasing a better time......probably just my overactive brain, but beating the clock, or the roosters crow would be a great goal for a cyclist.~~~MFB III

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Thank your Dear Eiddwen! I love your work so much. Thank you for being here!

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      Eiddwen 7 years ago from Wales

      Hi I almost felt I was on your bike ride with you Micky.Well actually probably not with you but way behind you more like.

      Always great hubs that we all enjoy so much.

      Take care Micky.

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      God bless you Billy! Margaritaville is a place where two are better than one. God bless!

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      I could sense the rain and the hampering it brought you and the sadness of no Magaritaville :( Always enjoy your writing Micky.

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Hi Nell! Thank you for riding with me in the rain! Jus climb on back dear Nell!

      Hi Dim! Ha! It rained really hard today. I hope tomorrow is dry. It's our Wednesday ride. We cyclists generally dislike starting in the rain but if that's what ride day is we might go with it.

      We don't mind getting caught in it as much as starting in it. The bike gets dirty. Oh Dim, thank you for caring so! God bless Dim!

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      Dim Flaxenwick 7 years ago from Great Britain

      I loved this one but it was so unusual from the beautiful pictures you normally take. l had begun to think you lived somewhere where the sun always shines.

      Can´t quite believ you keep going in the rain. Take care of your health, please. love, Dim x

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, Micky, I love your poem about riding in the rain, I tried it once, fell of and got a pain! ha ha true story! lol cheers nell

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Yo Bro Ralwus. You been doing better BrotherMan? God bless you Ralwus. I'll come see you!

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      ralwus 7 years ago

      Kewl. I was wondering where the Rooster Tail going to fit. Great job old son Mick. Keep wriding now.

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      God bless akirchner!

      attemptedhumour! I hope that soccer final went well. Kick it up Man!

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      attemptedhumour 7 years ago from Australia

      Hi Micky i've never done any cycling, but i'm an avid tour de france watcher. It must be so tough to try and break free knowing that big beast is looming up behind you. The rain and slog is tiring but don't you feel fantastic when it's over. I'm off to play in a soccer final NOW! Cheers

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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Central Oregon

      As always, wonderfully written and thanks for another ride with Micky!

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Hi charmgirl! I'll be over your way soon. God bless.

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      ShakethaM07- thank you Dear! I'll come see you soon!

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      charmgirl 7 years ago

      Lovely poem and great pics. I could almost feel the cold rain on my face. Take care

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      ShakethaM07 7 years ago from Washington County, Georgia

      Beautiful

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Thank you Wayne! I appreciate you Bud! God bless!

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      An interesting and beautiful verse on cycling but much associated with the trek through life itself. Thanks for sharing, Mick! Up and beautiful! WB

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Always Exploring we would be,

      On a bicycle built for two.

      If only the stoker for this "captain"

      was a beautiful lady like you!

      The "captain is the "rider who is the foremost rider on a tandem or "bicycle built for two". The "stoker" is usually the rear rider on the "twosome". Thank you Always. You're Always inspiring!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Gees Micky,your ride and rhythm of rhyme

      Is so good, just blows my mind

      Riding in the rain

      Although having some pain

      Has got to be joy devine

      You're everyone's sweetheart

      You're so one-of-a-kind.

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Rainy days make great memories. God bless ghomefitness!

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      ghomefitness 7 years ago from Chicago,IL

      Nice poem! Sometimes a good cold rainy workout clears the soul.

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Creativeone- you always touch my heart with yours. God bless!

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Wow Micky, you have touched my heart again with this beautiful poem. thank you so much for sharing it. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      You are a delight my dear!

      I'm grinning ear to ear.

      What can I say?

      You've blown me away!

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      CheyenneAutumn 7 years ago

      You make me smile, you make me blush.

      I did not mean to make you gush.

      You need no foolproof plan,

      As you captured the mind of this loyal fan.

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Oh my! Micky Dee flustered.

      He feels just like General Custer.

      He's overwhelmed by beauty and grace.

      He's gushing all over the place.

      Come ride with me maiden so fair,

      With that lovely face and beautiful hair.

      He wishes he had a foolproof plan,

      To woo that pretty maiden Cheyenne.

      He asks for the hand of the maiden so fair,

      She says point blank, "Uh uh! Don't even go there!"

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      CheyenneAutumn 7 years ago

      CheyenneAutumn is everywhere - and remains uncaught...

      If ever there were a Micky to see,

      The best one would be a Dee!

      For in this world of thoughts and poetry,

      His words are always something to see!

      So run, walk or peddle with me,

      and let's go read Michy Dee....

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      How beautiful is that Autumn,

      That would be a Cheyenne Autumn!

      If there were any of you here,

      I would have already caught'em!

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Darski, you make me laugh! I'm afraid of nothing but I'm running from something. You must be right. I bet you have a beautiful rooster-tail when you're riding in the rain or not! Thank you Dear!

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      CheyenneAutumn 7 years ago

      I used to love going riding in the rain.. actually doing anything in the rain. I think I should have been born a duck. Great trip Mickey! Very touching, I see much emotion here.

      Take care of you Mickey..

      Hugs

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      Darlene Sabella 7 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      Oh my Mikey Dee, you are so lucky to run from the pain, to put the peddle to the metal and dash and run. You are running from something, yes we all know, did I ever tell you, I have a Roaster tail? Love and miss you Darski rate up awesome

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Dance in the rain Kaie! Dance all the way to Margaritaville. God bless Katie Dear!

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      katiem2 7 years ago from I'm outta here

      Oh My made me think of this

      Just singing in the rain

      As you cycle down the lane

      Causing you such pain

      pitter patter on your brain...

      A poet I am NOT! Great poem it made me think about riding in the rain, as I have done on both a motorcycle and a bycycle. It hurts regardless! I danced in the rain a time or two and it's fun! Love and Peace :)

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Yo blondepoet! You're the babe, babe! I do love a blonde poet.

      And oh my!

      My favorite day of the week is 2UESDAY!!! You be safe 2uesday. God bless you Dear!

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      2uesday 7 years ago

      Hi Micky, sorry about the rain, pleased you got back safely to write this. I hope you get better weather next time. We have got cold, wet and windy weather all at once here too. Take care.

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      Micky you are the man :) You rock!!!!!!!

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      acaetnna, you are a wonderful child! God bless you Dear! You are as that epigramman says!

      Yo Epigramman! You are such a wonderful MESS! I love you Brother of mine! God bless you Turkey Man EpiMan!

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      epigramman 7 years ago

      ...let me just repeat everything the lovely and talented Acaetnna just said Mister Sir Dee of Micky - although I'm just a mess - and she's beautiful! (and so are you dear brother of mine!)

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      acaetnna 7 years ago from Guildford

      Gosh you are amazing! I would be hopeless on a bike, especially in the rain. Great words and stunning pictures too.

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Yo DREAM ON! I usually will not wear rain gear. If it's warm weather I will usually "stew in my own juices" anyway. If there is a question of warmth- usually a synthetic undershirt will do.

      I can do the Assault on Mount Mitchell which ends on top of the highest mountain in Eastern America, 6700 ft about, with short sleeves in the snow. But - there better be warm clothes up top! It will get cold up there any day of the year.

      If we keep riding, not descending, we can keep relatively warm.

      If it's winter ALL bets are off! God bless DREAM ON!

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Thank you Brynda Dear! I'll be back "home" this weekend.

      Thank you Jandee! I'm glad you caught that! God bless!

      Yo Sa'ge! I like dancing on YOUR buttons. Dancing in the rain, walking in the rain, riding in the rain is always warmer with the right roostertail!

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      DREAM ON 7 years ago

      A ride with no injuries that is a good ride.How do you dress with just rain gear.I know I use to run and you get chilly in the rain but if you wear a sweatshirt you are too hot.You had to be one or the other.I rather be chilly than hot.

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      Sa`ge 7 years ago from Barefoot Island

      That had to be a chilly ride. The pictures are beautiful, I always love your pictures. Your poetry could be felt. I do not know how you can ride like you do in the rain. I love walking in the rain though. Them buttons were made for dancing. :D hugs :D

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      jandee 7 years ago

      Wondered about 'The rooster -tail'and what a Preloton is,thanks micky,

      jandee

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      Brynda 7 years ago

      very passionate.

      enjoyed!

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Ah- the peloton! As much as 40%! In they rain a flow of water comes up called a rooster-tail. I do miss a certain rooster-tail! God bless you Peggy!

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Micky,

      You actually taught me a new word...that of peloton. Professional bike riders riding in a pack can reduce drag by as much as 40% according to Google. I liked your pictures as usual. You made me feel the coldness of the rain via your words while on that ride. About to hit some buttons...

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Prasetio! You know I love my Nephew! That last hub of yours was LONG! God bless!

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Good evening, my uncle. I am back for you. Beautiful as usual and I love your pictures. I thought this is soul of your hub. That's why your activity always fun and interesting. my the warmest greeting for you. VOTE and VOTE again.

      Your nephew, Prasetio

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      You know I love you Tony! God bless Brotherman!

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      Tony McGregor 7 years ago from South Africa

      A great ride with Micky, as usual! Thanks so much my brotherman!

      Love and peace

      Tony