Manor Bike


 They’ve gone,

left me behind,

 deflating tires hiding in the tall grass.

Adventures over,

laughter filled memories remain.

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PT Wyant posted the bike photo on her blog ‘Novel Notes’ Wednesday with a challenge to write a story about the bike. I commented that “I’m sure there is a story in that bike, but I don’t think I’m the one to write it.”, but the photo kept haunting me. As I was nodding off last night some ideas came to me in the form of a poem.  I didn’t get up and write it down. Above is my attempt to capture that late night poem. I love the photo, if asked about it I’d describe it as melancholy (a word I seldom use), but upon reflection I feel the story behind the photo is that of happy times, therefore “laughter filled memories remain”.  What do you think?