A Healthy Lifestyle
by John Smith Williams
Saturday, July 12, 2003
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* A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE ?.
Here I am Seventy Plus.
Much to heavy to run for a bus.
I read these books about healthy lifestyles,
And would love to walk for miles and miles.
But alas I suffer from cabinet makers disease
And my chest has dropped down near my knees,
Past my draws at any rate,
And now I fear it's far to late,
To remedy, this state of sad decay,
So will put it off til another day.
And sadly sigh with some regret,
But wait a minute!, there's some hope yet.
I'm not so bad when others I see.
With big pot bellies and wobbly knees.
To my mind, I'm not like that,
I can at least stand straight and tall,
And the old tummy does'nt fall,
Over the beltline, at least not much,
And my toes, I still can touch,
With some effort I must admit,
Then I'm short of breath, just a little bit.
So for now I'll read my books,
And read of lives,and healthy looks.
Maybe later, I'll take some action,
But for now survive, with smug satisfaction.
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|Reviewed by Selene Skye
|Giggles, chuckles, delight, delight!
|Reviewed by Hiren Shah
|Very interesting. Good Rhyming. One would surely appreciate being young more after reading this poem. My grandmother died recently at 87 and I can empathize.|
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|Excellent John, I too laughed all the way thru as did other readers of this one. I know the feeling and I am a bit younger, just about 50 & I am way out of shape. Found that out today when delivering a heavy load of boxes to a customer...I near died, or so I thought, LOL! Took me a bit of awhile to recover for sure...Peace, Ed & rufuz|
|Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
|Reviewed by Amy Hodge (Reader)
|LOL! Laugh out loud!! Very funny indeed!
|Reviewed by Mark firstname.lastname@example.org
|I laughed quite alot at this poem. Thought it was excelent.|