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Brother of the Wind & the Pen

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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 May's exclusive piece, titled Essential ... a poem about the fine line between freedom and safety during these trying times. Whatever your beliefs, stay safe and healthy.

Sorez, who has a new book of poetry out soon, 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.


Did not see it coming
Never thought it would
Could be fined a thousand dollars
For riding down the road
Came upon a roadblock
Out there in the wind
What I had to say
They did not want to hear
Amongst themselves debating
Whispers of confiscation
Torn up constitution
Trample upon the flag
Came back with an ultimatum
One I would refuse
Either I gave an oath
To stay off the road
Or my bike they said I’d lose
I pulled out a piece of paper
That they did not want to read
It said I was essential
They told me I was free

Eddie ‘Sorez’ Pliska

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  1. Rahoul Ghose, NYC Motorcyclist

    We again thank our friend Sorez the Scribe for his words this month -- which definitely will inspire discussion -- and remind our readers he will soon have his second book of published poetry available. Details in the sidebar.

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