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 August piece, titled To Tell The Truth, capturing a writer's self-reflecting desire to encapsulate and share the rider experience in words.
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.
TO TELL THE TRUTH
They are not just words
These feelings expressed
They are memories of a life lived
Times gone by out there in the wind
There are moments of true reflection
In between the lines that I scribe
When the motor is cooling down
And ink flows from pen to paper
Twisting throttle through storms of life
Recalling this day’s journey in the wind
Another day filled with East Coast rain
Sunshine or not it’s the only life I know
To tell the truth it is all that I care about
My bike, my o’l lady, brotherhood, family
Riding through storms of life and surviving
It’s the way, towards the truth, and the light.