For biker scribe Eddie ‘Sorez’ Pliska, poetry is as much about capturing his passion for the moto lifestyle and the raw energy of two-wheeled travel in prose, as it is about documenting determination in the face of the often-harsh struggles of life. He has had his fair share of both.
Here is Sorez's exclusive and introspective April piece, titled CHAOS ENDURED, a look back to beginnings -- the birth of a rider -- and simpler times, before life's complications had a chance to take hold.
Sorez, a contributing writer for Outlaw Biker Magazine who also has a popular book of poetry out, graciously pens some inspiration for the NYC Motorcyclist community each month. You can read more about Sorez in a feature NYC Motorcyclist published in the spring of 2018.
I took a ride, miles back in time,
to a sentimental memory.
Through the storms, of my past life,
to when first began the journey.
Before this world got a stranglehold,
trying like hell to make me conform.
Forced to play a dead man’s hand.
Dealer’s a thief, the deck was stacked.
Once upon the other side,
past the darkness into the light.
When first the wind it touched my soul.
Out there on the open road.
Twisting throttle long and hard.
No time given to past or ‘morrow.
Not a care to bring me down,
no more enemies, not even self.
A time once was now longs to be.
To make use of the road as therapy.
Hum of the motor, two wheels spin.
Onward and forward into the wind.
Using peace from the ride acquired,
to balance the chaos of everyday life.