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.
Celebrating over two years as an NYC Motorcyclist scribe, here is Sorez's exclusive January piece, titled Dissipation, about always finding your way back through the struggles of life, and fighting the good fight ... no matter what the odds.
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.
The strength to overcome and endure
To persevere against all odds
It comes from within without a doubt
My worst enemy became my best friend
In the struggle to survive to live to ride
Coming together me myself and I
Fought the good fight fought it hard
Two wheels upon roads through storms
Detractors silenced by the ink that flowed
I had become deaf to their torments
After being cut by the edge of their swords
Old school determination do or die time
It was not a good year or any time to expire
Fight or flight the only way was forward
Decades of battles having survived the odds
Bookies went bankrupt on a long shot
And when it was finally time to collect
Demons in charge did not want to pay up
To release my soul and let my spirit soar
It was not something they had bargained for
When they first set their sights against me
On that day of darkness when I was born
Only now able to see the daylight of the sun
As dark clouds dissipate and wind shifted.