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I read this on another forum, and got a lump in my throat. Am I getting soft (or am I really human after all)?

"This was posted on a "bad arsed bikie" forum... thought some might be interested!!!!!!!!!!

I saw you,
hug your purse closer to you in the grocery store line.
But, you didn't see me,
put an extra $10.00 in the collection plate last Sunday.

I saw you,
pull your child closer when we passed each other on the sidewalk.
But, you didn't see me,
playing Santa at the local mall.

I saw you,
change your mind about going into the restaurant.
But, you didn't see me,
attending a meeting to raise more money for the hurricane relief.

I saw you,
roll up your window and shake your head when I drove by.
But, you didn't see me,
driving behind you when you flicked your cigarette butt out the car window.

I saw you,
frown at me when I smiled at your children.
But, you didn't see me,
when I took time off from work to run toys to the homeless.

I saw you,
stare at my long hair.
But, you didn't see me,
and my friends cut ten inches off for Locks of Love.

I saw you,
roll your eyes at our leather coats and gloves.
But, you didn't see me,
and my brothers donate our old coats and gloves to those that had none.

I saw you,
look in fright at my tattoos.
But, you didn't see me,
cry as my children were born and have their names written over and in my
heart.

I saw you,
change lanes while rushing off to go somewhere.
But, you didn't see me,
going home to be with my family.

I saw you,
complain about how loud and noisy our bikes can be.
But, you didn't see me,
when you were changing the CD and drifted into my lane.

I saw you,
yelling at your kids in the car.
But, you didn't see me,
pat my child's hands, knowing he was safe behind me.

I saw you,
reading the newspaper or map as you drove down the road.
But, you didn't see me,
squeeze my wife's leg when she told me to take the next turn.

I saw you,
race down the road in the rain.
But, you didn't see me,
get soaked to the skin so my son could have the car to go on his date.

I saw you,
run the yellow light just to save a few minutes of time.
But, you didn't see me,
trying to turn right.

I saw you,
cut me off because you needed to be in the lane I was in.
But, you didn't see me,
leave the road.

I saw you,
waiting impatiently for my friends to pass.
But, you didn't see me.
I wasn't there.

I saw you,
go home to your family.
But, you didn't see me.
Because, I died that day you cut me off.

I was just a biker,.....
A person with friends and a family.
But, you didn't see me."
 

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sherlock said:
Sorry, but I got to cutting ten inches off for locks of love, and puked....
C'mon sherlock - being human isn't so bad, really :wink:

So are you saying we wouldn't see you:

1 - shave your head (or one of your sheep) to raise money for the Luekemia Foundation (see here: http://www.worldsgreatestshave.com/ and here: http://www.ulyssesclub.org/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4080&whichpage=1&SearchTerms=blood,donation ) like many bikers here do, or

2 - donate blood in a challenge like this: "LETS GET INVOLVED THIS YEAR AND BEAT THE POLICE. THE SCORE IS 7 - 5 TO THE COPPERS. I attended the launch held yesterday at Eastern Creek - This Summer Blood Challenge is the biggest single event in blood donations in NSW. More blood is donated by riders and Police than in any other event." (see http://www.ulyssesclub.org/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2383&whichpage=1&SearchTerms=blood,donation and http://www.wwwildcats.com/your_say.htm two thirds of the way down the page)

You are amongst friends here, and you can leave your 'macho tough guy' image at the door as you check in :mrgreen::crylarf::mrgreen:
 

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'fraid I kinda saw it the way Sherlock did.

I'll see if a psychiatrist can see me in the morning.

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It seems that if the poor dear fella was so upset with people not accepting him, he *could* get a shower and a haircut.

Sounds like he might have known Jesus, so I'm guessing he's in a better place... but I'm not sure how he was communicating with the snooty, bad driver that ran him off the road. Was he wearing a t-shirt, ballcap and asschaps? Or was he wearing good gear? Can we do something for his family?

(ooops, sorry... I thought this was the NWS section)



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Thanks for posting it David. As to it's contents, we all know that some members of our species aren't 'evolved' enough to appreciate motorcycles or their owners/riders. We also know that most accidents occur at road junctions, so be careful out there. And I know the biker in question couldn't have been on an FJR with it's incandescent illumination............
 

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Liquidsilver said:
'fraid I kinda saw it the way Sherlock did.:)
I did too when I first started reading it, then various things I have seen (and been guilty of) and people I know came to mind, and I did really get a lump in my throat - hence my question "Am I getting soft?" I decided, no, not soft, just seeing something that I needed to.

And besides, it's also so much fun being able to mention sherlock and sheep/goats :twisted: in the same post that I couldn't help but poke some fun at him :roll:
 

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I saw you,
order a beer at the bar,
But you didn't see me,
break a pool cue over anther drunk's head.

I saw you,
slip a dollar in the dancer's g-string,
But you didn't see me,
bending a hooker over a chair in the back.

I saw you,
tearing away from the stoplight,
But you didn't see me,
doing burnouts at 2 am in front of the mayor's house.


Yup, I'm just an old softie... (sigh!)
 

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sherlock said:
Sorry, but I got to cutting ten inches off for locks of love, and puked....
I can understand your anxiety Sherlock - your favourite farmyard friends would know you're only half the man you were if you went and cut off ten inches. :shock: :crylarf:

The classic biker image and need for some folks to adopt that appearance to be recognised as a "hard man" is something that makes me puke. I always thought bikers were supposed to be tough individuals but then they gear up the same so like folk can recognise each other. "We're all individuals"--- hah !
 
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