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 April piece, titled Break Through, about letting go of your past and 'cutting yourself some slack' for the decisions you have made, right or wrong.
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.
Lost my way out there on the road
Made a right turned out to be wrong
Kept on going was no turning back
Forward motion in the saddle
Through some storms on past despair
To maintain sanity I stopped caring
Had to leave some things behind
Hard as it was I just kept on riding
My bike, the wind, cleared my soul
Out there upon those crowded roads
Could no longer carry the weight of past
Finally had to give, myself some slack