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Walking Steps

One, two, three, 
I’m walking more than before,
Now I’m headed out the door.
Walking steps every day,
If I don’t, I might decay.

Five, six, seven, 
When was the last time that I ate?
After this walk I’ll fix a plate.
I’ve been eating the wrong kind of food,
Now I'll change my attitude.

Nine, ten, eleven, 
And finally now it’s twelve o’clock,
There’s a restaurant on this block.
What’s their specialty? I don’t care,
I can get soup anywhere.

Thirteen, fourteen, fifteen 
I was just passed up by six teens,
Look at them in their tight fit jeans.
Even if I walk everyday,
I will never look that way.

I count my steps when I walk,
I’m always out I never baulk.
Ten thousand steps is my goal,
And I’ll do it bless my sole.

What is the benefit of walking steps?
Because at night you’ll have more…. energy to participate in activities!

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  1. Date: 11/15/2011 3:55:00 AM

    Nice, its something for sure, light and funny... am wendy and am new but this poem is very true...

  1. Date: 10/27/2011 7:41:00 PM

    I always count my steps... well, maybe not always, but often at any rate. I like numbers~N

  1. Date: 10/27/2011 1:14:00 PM

    Gosh, now I know why I needed to get out of the office today, I actually walked a lot today.. You had me smiling with this one Tony and with your comment yesterday :) tc Wilma

  1. Date: 10/25/2011 12:32:00 PM

    Yes indeed. I try every day to get my husband to walk with me and the dogs. It's necessary to get out and get that fresh air. Besides. If I don't go my new knee gets stiff. Ouch. Great job here Tony, God Bless, JB

  1. Date: 10/25/2011 11:16:00 AM

    Recommended 10,000 a day to stay healthy..Tires me just thinking about it..Enjoyed reading your impressive and creative work.Thanks for stopping by, reading, and commenting on my work..Sara

  1. Date: 10/25/2011 11:12:00 AM

    Thanks fot the welcome back, i need a holiday now after all them steps.I'm worn out. Well done.

  1. Date: 10/25/2011 11:03:00 AM

    I'm gonna take a deep breath, and walk backwards... i have forgotten how it is to reach a goal... love your step walking poem,,Thank you for sharing your wonderful poem,, Take care,..P.D.