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He wanted to write a poem


This horse I thought I’d  ride

Is dead. Why try to flog  it?

Might as well get off the thing.

Don’t think to drag it

To the winning post.

What winning post? There isn’t one.

It’s dead I tell you. Dead.

Always on its last legs it was.

Gasping its demise when first

It dropped into my head.

Carried me nowhere,

Never reached the starting line.

Bury it good and proper I will,

And get a sleeping dog instead.

It might dream something up

Ron Gardner

Merkel was no ordinary turtle

Merkel was no turtle

With her bright orange paint

All she had was an engine

And a loop for a frame

No brakes to stop her

Has she flew down the track

At 74 miles per hour

Wow that was fast

Sadly in 1915 the Merkel flew no more

Because production came to an end

It was then the motorcycle enthusiast

Lost a very good friend

By Thomas Sims

A tribute to Joe Merkel

motorcycle pioneer

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