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Brother of the Wind & the Pen

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Austin 'Sugar' Johnson portrait — Dean 'Chooch' Landry

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 June piece, titled Things My Brother Taught Me, a collaboration between our resident poet, noted bike culture photographer Dean 'Chooch' Landry, and Austin 'Sugar' Johnson aka 'Shovelhead Austin', and his welcoming philosophy of life.

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.

Things My Brother Taught Me

We do what we can for others, brother.
If you cannot, do not wish them any harm.
Try to make last resorts, stay last in thought.
If and when, those times they may come.
Better to move forward without much regret.
Ya try to do right, although, sometimes wrong.
Lord knows I’ve done my fair share of both.
In life always, learn lessons, take them to heart.
Be thankful for every mile out there on the road.
Be thankful to the one and only, God up above.
And if ya do not know, all you have to do is ask.
Then get to know, what true freedom is like.

Eddie ‘Sorez’ Pliska

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