An Ode To The Spirit Of The Freedom Ride ’09

Our forefathers waged violent wars
And our history is replete with those scars
To gift us freedom they also battled in peace
So that we can live in ease and prosper in peace

But what’s the meaning of Freedom
When our lives are engulfed in boredom
When our daily routines sauté us in stress
When we’re driven nuts and are in constant duress

Like couch potatoes we watch the tube’s drab
And wage losing battles with the growing flab
We whine about the law makers offering no solution
To the chocking traffic and the stifling pollution

But the spirit with in refuses to waddle in self pity
And sets out in search of freedom with in the bustling city
It decides to start with self to turn the tide
Bucks the trend and gets a cycle to just ride

To just ride in the morning breeze to beat the stress
To just ride on the path of fitness to make progress
To just ride adding little to the carbon footprint
To just ride having fun saving on the fuel mint

Riding in Freedom from complexity of this world
Riding a simple bike even the kids dearly hold
Freedom has a whole new meaning for a cycling soul
Fitness or to just have fun what ever be the goal

Just ride,
Venky

PS: Dedicated specifically to all the organizers, volunteers and riders of the Atlanta Foundation’s Freedom ride’09 and all cyclists in general.

8 thoughts on “An Ode To The Spirit Of The Freedom Ride ’09

  1. Our forefathers waged violent wars
    And our history is replete with those scars
    To gift us freedom they also battled in peace
    So that we can live in ease and prosper in peace

    ……….these four lines can be added to any human theme, in pursuit of excellence.
    there is no meaning of doing any battle, if it cant bring peace.
    may be peace be upon all, and venky good to see that under current of your mission cycling or blogging is to establish peace and to feel and live the life fullest.

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