Go skateboarding

What do you call a guy riding a skateboard without legs?Go skateboarding, down the hill,

feel gravity pull you through the turn

Go skateboarding, tires squeal,

smell smoke as the rubber burns

Go skateboarding, grind the axle,

hear the metal shriek down the rail

Go skateboarding, heart races,

taste your sweat as you exhale

Go skateboarding, free as a bird,

see yourself soar above the ground

Go skateboarding, feel the power,

know nothing can bring you down

Go skateboarding, not just for fun,

This isn’t some silly game

Go skateboarding, to feel alive,

Your senses will never be the same.


Poem by: Pasqual Torres


At age four I rode my brother’s skateboard and I knew I had to have one also. So I begged my father and by my birthday next year he gave me one. It was a freedom like nothing else, it wasn’t just a toy, it was transportation. I could go farther and faster then ever before and never felt left behind. My brother went through the Vison T-shirts, long bangs, Air walks and Thrasher magazine but when he got a car he left that hobby behind. And while I don’t launch off ramps or stairs anymore, I’m still a life-time skater.


About boywithoutlegs

I am the author of the boy without legs website. I was born without legs and have used the experience to write children's poetry. I would love for anyone to read and be inspired and if you are interested in publishing my poetry please contact me.
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7 Responses to Go skateboarding

  1. Ivor Wood says:

    Thanks for this insight too,. Paco .. I recreated my account/login with Word Press last night BUT cannot now access it .. so will need to try a new registration again when more time ..

    12th line of poem … “know nothing can bring *you *down” ??

    No problem it is your poetry and your artistry and your life

    Bless you and enjoy your Sunday with your family


  2. Lee Placho says:

    Hi Paco! Wow! Not only are you handsome, intellegent, friendly, loving, caring, you are so very talented in your writing. I look forward to reading all your writings! Much love! Mom Placho

  3. ivorjcw says:

    NOW back and can access your other contributions soon

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