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  • Oh lycra man please hear my plea,
    For I am quite concerned you see.
    The way you ride, it bothers me
    And frustrates too, to some degree.

    Don't get me wrong I do not mean
    To cause offence or make a scene.
    You see I ride a bike myself
    So I am worried for your health.

    High levels of testosterone,
    Machismo too can make you prone
    To race around and speed a lot,
    But Bradley Wiggins you are not!

    Perhaps a spoonful of bromide,
    Administered before you ride
    Would quell your urge to tear about
    Contemptuously as you flout

    The regulations of the road
    As laid down in The Highway Code,
    That set of rules clearly defined
    With everyone's safety in mind.

    Each day I drive I have a fear
    From out of nowhere you'll appear
    Across my path when you've no right
    Because you jumped a traffic light.

    There's drivers with an attitude
    Who at each given interlude
    Feel it's their sole purpose in life
    To cause the cyclist utmost strife.

    But surely level headed folk
    Can see it's pointless to provoke
    Each other daily on the road
    To breaking point 'til they explode.

    Our London is an ancient place,
    Her streets are not for those who race
    Cars, lorries, bikes at stupid speeds
    Ignoring other peoples needs.

    I've no desire to eulogise,
    Be wrongly blamed for your demise.
    On my conscience I would not like
    The death of someone on a bike.

    Accord, agreement must be reached
    Adhered to vehemently, not breached.
    More vital than who's right or wrong
    Let's find a way to get along.

    © 15/08/12 MICHAEL DENNIS 'The Black Cab Poet' As featured on and the inspiration for The Janice Long Spoken Word Sessions B.B.C. Radio 2, 18/04/12. Over 40 poems read out on Steve Allen's Early Morning Breakfast Show L.B.C. 97.3FM. Featured on the Jeni Barnett Show B.B.C. Radio London 94.9FM 29/5/11, in an article in The Metro 06/05/08, in Will Self's article in The Standard 20/05/08, on L.B.C.'s Nightly News 06/05/08 and on John Pienaar's Politics Show B.B.C. 5 Live 9/10/11. The Chav Bird Song as played by David Rodigan on Kiss 100 FM, Complete and Utter Banker Song
    THE BLACK CAB POET A Collection of Poems available at Amazon on Kindle
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