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Life Is a Road, the Soul Is a Motorcycle

Life Is a Road, Get On it and Ride!

Life Is a Road, Ride it Hard!

Life Is a Road, it's About the Ride

Life Is a Road, Volume One

Storm Rider

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Morning Mourning

A pondering mood combined with a glorious morning commute can yield...doubts.

In the east the sunrise explodes.
Chaos unleashed into a glorious riot of color.
Recklessly tossed shadows spiral ever upward
As dark thunderstorms flee from the onslaught.


In the west hangs a full moon
Bloated and blood-red in a pitch-black sky.
The forces of night…only grudgingly retreating before the dawn
Leaving on the air a promise to return


The titanic battle in the sky mirrored in my soul
The ancient and timeless spectacle stirs the forces at my core
As the balmy winds help awaken the animal within





The big bike roars through deserted streets
It’s echoing cries drowned out by my own thundering heart.


I feel it rise, that dark side of the man.
The restlessness stirs.

The lust.
The desire.
The passion.
The life!


The animal erupts to the surface and fights to be free.
I savor it for a moment. Just a taste. Just a sip.
Just a whiff.


And then I reach out and smash it down.
Ruthlessly. Efficiently. With practiced ease.


Reflexively. Automatically.


After all, there are responsibilities that I must attend.


I park the machine in the shadows of skyscrapers
The primal boiling sky hidden from view.
The landscape buried in concrete and dust.


Standing in the doorway, looking back the way I’ve come
Desperately seeking something I’m certain I’ve forgotten.


It is some time before I realize what I have done,
And how often…and how easily…I’ve done it of late.


The building guard sees me standing there
“Can I help you sir?”


I continue to stare...out...


“I think not.” I take a breath. “Perhaps nobody can.”
He looks confused at my reply.


I’m confused too.


I stand and part of my soul dies.
This is responsible?


There is a choice to be made.
I find it’s not an easy one


It should have been.


Frozen, grieving, I ponder…
The dark side is integral…required.



And I’ve tried to kill it.


Have I killed too much?


Have I left too little?


For it too late?


Daniel Meyer

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Life is a Road, the Soul is a Motorcycle went on sale March 5, 2003 and is available at, or your favorite on-line bookseller. You may also order it at your favorite bookstore, including Barnes & Noble.

Life is a Road, Get on it and Ride! went on sale April 12, 2004 and is available at , icon, or your favorite bookseller including Barnes and Noble. Get your copy today! It is also available in Adobe E-Book format from .

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Life Is a Road, It's About the Ride went on sale October 18, 2006. It is currently available in soft or hard cover from,, or anywhere else you buy books.

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