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On paying the price!

Updated on May 17, 2015

Tender and mischievous all at once

Longed my junior to ride a bicycle;

As proud as any bullying brother

I undertook the task of accompanying him;

Helping him out on the rider's seat

Stretched his hands to the firm bars;

One leg-force on the right pedal

Leaned he on my smooth chest

To land me on the rough ground;

With strenuous pain got I up

To find my little one holding his bicycle

Impatient to continue the arduous task;

'So heartless,' I felt!

String of falls followed by

Rising up to action,

On my part!

Never once did he have a mercy fall!

Strange indeed thought I!

Screaming for his lost bicycle

Came a big-moustached well-built man;

Sensing imminent danger

Galloped my brother on the velocipede;

Thrashed me, this man,

With little feeling

And vowed to steal my life, for his cycle.

Limping and hopping and bleeding

Haven home reached I!

My little urchin

With an ice-scream bowl,

Found I,


Caught him by the collar,

Shrugged he a lone word,



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    • sujaya venkatesh profile image

      sujaya venkatesh 3 years ago

      i'm thrilled al

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      Alan R Lancaster 3 years ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)


      A combination of pseudo-Shakespearean, comic and narrative verse.

      Reads like Spike Milligan - ever heard of him?

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      This was a very well told story, I was reminded of teaching my son to ride his bike. Minus, the revenge part of course. Thank you. Jamie