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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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Merry Christmas time again.

2 weeks until Christmas, so I guess it's time I post my yearly poem I wrote, sharing it with those that may have not read it yet.

Merry Chirstmas to all. My internet family.....

Twas the night before Christmas,
and all through the shop,
not an scooter was putting,
not a bagger, rigid or chop.

Empty beer cans were sitting,
on the work bench with care,
obvious evidence of,
the usual hang-outs had been there.

With Harleys on the lifts,
fresh tins in the booth,
a noise I did here,
and it came from the roof.

I dropped my Coors beer can,
grabbed my 23 Glock,
if you try to rob this shop,
be ready to rock.

I looked out the door,
to my eyes did I see,
the sweetest old Panhead,
like a fifty two, or a three.

It was decked out in chrome,
with all vintage bits,
with fishtails and spokes,
this bike was the tits!

Foot clutch and hand shift,
a sidecar to match,
a rare bike indeed,
not your usual catch.

A man standing by it,
all dressed up in red,
a sack on his shoulder,
funny hat on his head.

I asked what he wanted,
he said with great cheer,
"I was told that you wrench,
and to bring my bike here."

He pointed to the primary,
and I noted the hole,
the adjuster went bad,
and the chain took a roll.

I said, "That's not bad,
I've got the parts all right here!"
We pushed her on in,
after she popped out of gear.

I removed the chrome cover,
the adjuster had gone south,
I noted the fat man,
put a fresh beer to his mouth.

I said, "Hey there fat man,
don't be drinking my Coors!"
He said "I'll replace them,
likely with a lot more!!"

So, I replaced the adjuster,
and cinched up the chain,
put back on the chrome cover,
no need to explain.

I fired her up,
with one well placed kick,
that Panhead was healthy,
solid tappets quietly ticked.

I said "Hey there fat man,
how 'bout a spin?"
He said "I'm kinda real busy,
quite the hurry I'm in."

He asked what he owed,
and I said, "This one's free.",
He mounted his scoot,
and looked up at me.

He said "Well I figured
you'd not take my cash,
so I left you a present,
and restored your beer stash."

He rode out of the shop,
and hit second gear,
he rode down the road,
his exhaust I could hear.

I went back in the shop,
to lock up for the night,
and what I did see,
was a beautiful sight.

A shiny black Knuckle,
in the middle of the shop.
It was bobbed just a little,
but wasn't a chop.

Her chrome shined like diamonds,
and her wheels were all spoked.
I held back a tear,
as I started to get choked.

I thought I was dreaming,
I couldn't see clear.
I ran to the fridge,
for another cold beer.

When I opened the door,
again I was astounded.
The fridge was so full,
My heart, it just pounded.

Beer after beer,
packed in all spaces.
Not another would fit,
there weren't any places.

A note was stuck,
to a can in the door.
It read "These are on me,
next year I'll being more!"

I sat down for a spell,
I didn't know what to think,
A mint vintage Knuckle,
and more beer then I could drink?

As I sat in the quiet,
I thought I just flipped!
I looked again at the Knuckle,
a note swung from the grip.

I reached for the note,
and read what was scribbled,
my lips, they just trembled,
and some beer started to dribble.

"For helping a stranger,
on a cold winter's night,
A reward you deserve,
for doing a brother right."

Merry Christmas.

Author: Dave63-Dec, 2010

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R.I.P. Rubberdown. 1971-2012

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post #2 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 10:24 AM
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Nice "little" poem Dave.

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I read it every year, and it still brings a tear. Nice work Dave.

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

08 FLHTC. Breathing well and getting lots to drink.
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...Merry Christmas Dave..and thanks for everything...

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Merry Christmas, Dave. And, yep, thanks much for all you do, man. You're a "good-un".

Ride In Peace, Rick "Rubberdown" Massey
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Read it again, it STILL rocks!!
Merry Christmas Dave!

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I got all warm and fuzzy inside. Thanks and Merry Christmas Dave......

Sometimes when I reflect on all the beer I drink, I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work. I think, "It is better to drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver."
- Babe Ruth
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I don't really know u Dave, but like you, wonderful poem. Merry Christmas to you and everyone else!!!

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post #9 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 11:46 AM
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Merry Christmas ! Thanks for all you do Dave. And same to all that make this forum great!

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post #10 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 11:47 AM
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Merry Christmas Dave!

First time I have got to read that, it was Great!
Hope ya don't mind if I pass it on to a few Brothers, proper credit given, of course!

I hope everyone here (and the ones they care about!) has a Happy Holiday Season and a great year!

"I don't know why I did it, I don't know why I enjoyed it, and I don't know why I'll do it again!" - Socrates

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My Bike is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.
My Bike, without me, is useless. Without my Bike, I am useless."

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