I knew it would hurt
Anticipation grew in my heart
I had heard of people actually bleeding from it
Dangerous it would be,
With many risks involved.
But I didn’t care
This is what I get, listening to my friends
The ride was bumpy and awkward
Each move jarring my whole body
Wondering if I had made the right choice
I had already come too far to turn back
He told me that I would be fine,
That he knew what he was doing.
But I couldn’t help but let doubt seep into my soul
What if we went too fast?
What if we went too far?
Would I be a better partner next time?
I couldn’t shake the fear
We moved faster and faster
The ride grew more violent
Soon it began to hurt
I begged him to slow down,
But he told me it would be over soon.
I gripped tighter and closed my eyes
Together we rocked, approaching our goal
I opened my eyes at the precise moment
Only to feel my hips move toward the sky,
Floating in the air momentarily.
I knew this was the climax of the ride,
What I had been waiting for.
My stomach lurched for what lay ahead
My body flew forward with no control,
Both of us clinging and grunting as we hit the ground.
I was both exhilarated and terrified of what I just did
Looking into my partners eyes I ask,
“Can we go four-wheeling again tomorrow?”