The Official Writing Challenge
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11/28/06
Hello! I am surprised that no one has left a comment on this piece yet! I liked the imagery of the act of learning how to ride a bike. It is almost a rite of passage that many of us have gone through....it is something that should be shared.

There are a couple spelling errors and the switch from the memory to the present was a little jarring, but nothing that can't be fixed! I enjoyed it and want to thank you for writing what I am sure was an emotional piece to put down on paper.
11/29/06
"I clung to the safety
of a big red tricycle,
until the day a new two wheeler
lured me to adventure."

Isn't that just the way of life - clinging to the old but being lured to the new.
Oh, this is just beautiful! What a picture! I think you captured perfectly all the mystery, hard work, and joy of being a parent in this lovely work.