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 and introspective March piece, titled TRUCE, a missive about trying to let go of the past, and relying on your trusty two wheels to carry you through the pain ... ultimately, coming to terms with the person in those sideview mirrors.
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.
All these years, my mirrors have lied.
Reflections distorted perceptions.
Even in the rear-view of my ride,
images skewed beyond recognition.
As I pondered those ruminations
they were closer than they appeared
And I did not like what I had seen,
throughout those many years.
Visions of the past need to fade
and no longer reside in my mind.
Hard sorrows have to be grieved.
Then let go of out on the road.
Twisting the throttle harder,
and faster than the past could go.
Until it is left on the side of the road.
That void is being filled with miles.
Sunshine and smiles, gears and oil.
Sparks igniting Harley thunder.
Brotherhood coming together.
A lost cause can now overcome.
Obstacles are torn down and gone.
A new beginning on fresh paved road.
For peace in the wind, a truce drawn.
The bro in the mirror riding with others.
Who have their own, reflections, distorted.