Men In Black

by CJ Maleney   Aug 1, 2017

We will pass each other on the street,
And we will dip our heads.
We are not destined to speak or engage,
Yet we will know and show respect.

Everyone has a tale to tell,
So many filled with pain and scars.
A society of millions,
We are connected from afar.

An expensive suit will not adorn our skin
And colours we may lack.
We are the ones who choose no club,
We are the men in black.

To ride that iron steed,
Makes you part of something else
But not part of a stupid bike gang or club
You do this for yourself.

Not involved in drugs or crime
We do not carry any blame
You won't see our names in print or word
And we will never carry shame.

That patch upon your leather skin
It makes you just a tool
A carrier, a dealer, murderer, or thief?
A pathetically messed up fool.

You try to hide behind good deeds
And for charities you have raised cash
But behind that profile! which you display
You still deal in pain, guns and hash.

Yes we may know you all a little,
And in those bars we've shared a beer!
But not acknowledging superiority,
And we know not any fear.

We are the ones born to be free,
We will be measured by our acts,
As a whole we are greater and stronger
Without that patch upon our back.

Free riders is what we call ourselves,
And strength the name does lack,
But we are the strongest of them all
The unnoticed men in black.


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  • 11 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Great piece - loved the concept very well worth nominating

    • 11 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Blown away Milly

      Was a bit of a vent as you can probably tell.

      Respect, regards and humbled.


  • 11 months ago

    by Meena Krish

    You know at first I thought this was about the movie Men in Black...

    There is much in this, doubtful, loneliness in the shadow, judged
    yet behind it there is a taste of boldness and I feel a willingness to help
    for anyone who approaches. At times we ourselves are harder on us then
    society is(well society also plays a part) but if we can live in our own skin
    then nothing matters. I'm not sure if I'm making any sense at all here...

    • 11 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      The truth in this is a friend died in an accident.

      For years we have held a memorial run it started with about 20 of us. His family deciding which charity the proceeds go to.

      The last 2 years a well know club have headed up the run, The etiquette is not to overtake the president of said club.

      There were 300 plus of us this year, Loads of us thought screw this, and left em in the throng.

      Only unnoticed men in black to a certain degree.

      Craig x

  • 11 months ago

    by Brenda

    Well done Craig.

  • 11 months ago

    by Michael

    'Free riders in black'
    Craig everyone can judge people, however fundamentally they judge themselves!
    Great rhyming piece fella

    Michael :)

    • 11 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      We all wear the leather as if you spill you have a greater chance of your skin staying attached to your flesh, other injuries will ensue though, trust me I know.

      I know many bikers and many in clubs, some I used to call friends before those clubs.

      Not anymore, and for good reason.



  • 11 months ago

    by CJ Maleney

    Little nod of respect to the ladies in black too

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