Need for Speed

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Need for Speed

(Rhyming Couplets)

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I had a brother-in-law with a need for speed,

Who flew down the highway in that fast Ninja creed.

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At 184, on a slick shoulder of sand,

His bike was caused to careen all over the land.

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In the boughs of a pine tree, he ended up dead,

When its prickly arms sheared off his helmeted head.

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Author Notes

The death of Paul Walker, of the Fast and Furious movie series, reminded of my brother-in-law who died in a high speed motorcycle crash in 2010. His was doing 184 mph when his bike hit some sand on the should and careened off the road, down an embankment. When I went to the scene, I saw the skid marks he tried lay the bike down 20 yards in front of a pine tree, according to the handlebar trench it dug, but he still took out 1/4 of its lower branches. His head was found 20 yards from the bike, still in its helmet. His bike continued through the tree and blew through a chainlink fence. Anyway, that’s why I wrote this poem.


This picture is from Yahoo Images.

 

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