Weird Wednesday: Poem/Cartoon

I try to cycle as much as I can. Sometimes in winter it can be challenging, but it is exhilarating. Here is a poem the will be included in my newest collection: A Wonder of Words*

Winter Biking 101

You may choose to bike in winter’s throws
Reading rules set down in prose

If you wish to cycle in the winter’s curse
Listen to these tips presented in verse

To stay upright is what you aspire
Get yourself a studded tire

One in front is minimum
Add the back for more traction

If the trails are hard-packed snow
Then winter biking is a go

Fresh snow? I think an inch or two
Any more will feel like glue

Always pay attention to
What’s on the ground in front of you

When on the ground is a layer of ice
Rest assured the ride will not be nice

If you find yourself on an icy sheet
Go straight and keep weight upon your seat

Take the corners slow and wide
Or a slip may coincide

Never overcompensate
Turn too fast and meet your fate

Getting stuck should not be feared
As long as you stay in the lowest gear

The following tip may not make sense
You need to stay loose—but tense

If you don’t like the cold or have a fear of falling
Then winter biking is not your calling

But answering the adventure call
Can be fun for one and all

Unrelated Cartoon*

My newsletter goes out on Wednesdays:

Lines by Leon Newsletter: December 15

*Want an advance beta-copy? Let me know. (see bottom of page)
**Unrelated? Both involve transportation. OK. you got me there.


Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella trilogy, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.

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Published by Leon Stevens

I am an author, composer, and an artist. I published my first book of poetry: Lines by Leon – Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020 and a book of original classical guitar compositions. My latest book is a short story compilation of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories.

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