Riding with Dylan
By Ken L Birks
Straight Arrow Ministries
streaming on the iPhone, I ride.
with headphones, Dylan sings.
towards the bike trail, I shift into
ahead, on my bicycle, I pedal.
me company, as I cruise along.
“Changing of the Guard,” I notice
affordable apartments on the left, I
parking garage, now finished, full of
machines building a new bridge for the bike
trail, I see.
old fire department, I see the new one
about a “New Pony” as I approach the
trailhead, I notice the homeless hanging
turn to God’s provision as I give Him
prayer for the homeless, I ride as Dylan
peace and serenity of the creek, I give
With “No Time
to Think,” Dylan sings on as I ride
shifts into neutral as I pass jogger
I nod my head
to them as they nod back, wondering who
trail bridge ahead, I prepare for the
turns take me under the freeway above as
Dylan plays on.
sings about “Señor,” I wonder who he’s
wanders back to a mission trip to Mexico
in years past.
how they prayed. They prayed to Señor.
Is this who
Dylan is singing to, I wonder? I think
goes to Dylan to find the “True Love” he
the trail, I pass mothers with strollers
as Dylan sings.
children seem content to ride in the
cool of the morning.
nice breeze, I keep riding as others
I notice the
old guys on their bikes, trying to stay
fit as they age.
that’s why I ride with Dylan serenading
I pass a herd
of goats hungrily munching on the grass.
mowing the grass with teeth as they
I give praise
to the Lord above for pleasant thoughts
filling my mind.
on as I enjoy the ride taking me along
motivated I decide to go for the
distance before heading back.
I pass a young child crying her heart
several yards ahead busily talks with
her friend, unaware.
mother, I yell, “Your child is back
“Baby, Stop Crying” as I head for home.
Caught in the
uniqueness of the moment, I offer up a
prayer and a poem.
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