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Exercising Your Brain

People do aerobics
So their bodies stay in shape.
Slacking off means all that flab
Reverses its escape.

Just like muscles turn to mush
If workout time’s ignored,
Lethargy may leach the brain
Of knowledge it has stored.

Therefore one must exercise
The mappings of the mind,
Making sure the avenues
Are smooth and well-defined.

Crosswords and Sudoku,
Scrabble, dominoes or chess
Help to keep those brain cells sharp
And also combat stress.

As we age we must work out
The body and the brain,
For if we don’t, the things we’ve learned
Will all have been in vain.

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  1. Date: 5/22/2013 5:11:00 PM
    And in the end I have to wonder if it means a thing. Just like typing on a typewriter, it always ends in ding. :)

  1. Date: 5/20/2013 10:52:00 PM
    So true! If I'm getting a touch of Alzheimer's, indeed that is very sad (not even reaching my twenties yet). I was hooked on Sudoku for quite awhile... I love how logical those games are... The mind is a very important thing, don't waste it!