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 March's exclusive piece, titled Hard Core Soft Heart ... a callout to the coming of spring and renewal, evaluating your life, moving forward, and remaining true to who you are.
Sorez has graciously agreed to pen 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.
Hard Core Soft Heart
Another winter riding on, almost through,
Takes it’s toll upon one’s body, mind, and spirit.
But a personal decision was made decades ago.
So just trying to remain true to myself.
To ride on through, right on up unto the end.
Although life’s circumstances have settled a bit.
No storms were faced throughout winters solstice.
But riding on through another cold winded season,
Is just me trying to make up for lost miles,
Miles that were lost and gone, on down the road.
Times when lessons were learned, and put into practice.
Times that I would not like to ever live over.
Even though those lessons learned were important.
I have found all of these things to be true,
To appreciate each and every single moment.
To be the bro, that brothers and sisters respect.
To give, what I have, to others from within.
To live and love life with a passion,
And be able to withstand the sorrows.
To live my ride, hardcore in the wind,
But allowing my heart, to weigh in on decisions.