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Cycling has a Rainbow Jersey
in blue, red, black, yellow and green:
All the world’s this way depicted,
such a lovely Kodachrome scene.
There’s a rainbow in the heavens,
it’s the delightful Roy G Biv!
Composed of visible spectrum
flying high says, “Live and let live!”

Many times when I’m out cycling
very existence has been cursed.
Cursed and threatened, then assaulted,
fear I’ve known road rage at its worst.
Vulnerably I go riding
with only goal to get to there.
Far too many are the number
who on their car horns choose to blare.

I’m defenseless, tiny creature
fear Brobdingnagian attack.
What could drive these angry forces
who swerve towards me as try to smack?
Oh, angered gods, behemoths,
how dare I venture on your turf!?
Can’t you see I too am human
have equal rights and equal worth?

Ah, but no, for you have power
as you abuse humanity,
you insist that all conform to
roles of your idiocracy.
In the margins, in the gutter
some scream at me, “Hey! Go to hell!”
We’re all moving on same byways
their vitriol defines them well.

Cyclist arco de iris
whose very lives are put at risk?
There are those who on life’s highway
would kill a man for who he kissed.
Frolicking are same sex couples,
rainbow hues LGBTQ,
all world’s children deserve loving
rainbow riders just want our due.

Different are two colored rainbows
whose common fate’s to be attacked
both groups have parade of color
and neither group will be held back.
UCI or LGBT
rainbow shout-out let’s all live free!
Equal rights is all we look for
let’s all travel in harmony.

Cycling has a Rainbow Jersey
in blue, red, black, yellow and green:
All the world’s this way depicted,
such a lovely Kodachrome scene.
There’s a rainbow in the heavens,
it’s the delightful Roy G Biv!
Composed of visible spectrum
flying high says, “Live and let live!