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My Flash Bike -Transport Poetry


An inquiry unit on Transport being undertaken by Grade 1 students at Narre Warren South P-12 College prompted this poem based on my all time favourite boyhood bicycle.


My Flash Bike


I once owned a bicycle
So fine
All mine
A Healing Semi Racer
With Semi Racer handle bars
It looked flash
It looked sporty
Its silver frame shone in the sunlight
The spokes glistened
The wheels whirred
Everything blurred

When I charged down the street
A tailwind at my back
Atop my speedy machine

Old ladies
Dogs
And rubbish bins 
Were in all in peril
When I went peddling by
Wheels whirring wildly

Alan j Wright



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