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 March piece, titled May Your Miles Be Many & Heartaches Few, a thankful nod to those riding brothers and sisters who are always there for you in life, to help steer you right. May we all be so blessed.
Sorez, who has a new book of poetry out, 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.
May Your Miles Be Many & Heartaches Few
One more year older for the graybeard
another mile for me on down the road.
In certain situations, not a day wiser.
Making same mistakes, been made before.
Time and again out there on the road,
broken and down not asking for help.
My journey downtime not withstanding,
twistin’ throttle a life in the saddle.
No doubt, the last ten thousand miles,
every time that I needed a hand and
reached out, Brotherhood was there.
Without question, with old school intentions.
Every single time, brotherhood saw me through.
Like when I was riding the edge of a cliff,
Sister talked me down to the middle of road.
Knowing high side was the path I was taking.
And top gear was gonna get me there quicker.
Then Blaze showed up and rode with me hard,
Until I geared down from willing abandon.
Then sister went on her way riding clouds.
She was there for me in my time of need.
When I saw her before I remember she said,
“May your miles be many and heartaches few
your journey, my brother, has just begun.