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Exercise

Exercise

Most of the people that I know
When they get past thirty years
They lie back in their cosy chairs
Eating food, and drinking beer
Staring at the cabbage machine
Watching them, the sport
And they get fat, like a balloon
As they sit there doing naught.

When most folk think of exercise
It makes them kind of glum
They’d rather laze around each day
Never seeing that their tum
Is growing like it wants to burst
No energy have they
Until their hearts begin to fail
Too soon they well might pay.

It doesn’t matter if you die
You’re bound to at some time
But my friends, I tell you this
It really is a crime
To rid oneself of energy
And act just like a log
When all you really have to do
Is go for a gentle jog.

14 February 2014 @ 0930hrs

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  1. Date: 4/23/2014 4:27:00 PM
    Hi Peter, after this fine write my friend I find myself with rather a reds face. You are right Indeed and I know that I should exercise more than I do. As always my friend, you bring your subject forward In such an entertaining way. You have the ability to take a serious subject and make It sing. As always your piece holds my interest from begining to end. I think I shall start to excercise a bit more. Have a good day. Catch you later. Your Friend always....MiKE.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 4/24/2014 6:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Michael. I haven't exercised for eight weeks because of my hip replacement, and I can feel myself getting real stale. at seventy one I have never been with out exercise for longer than a week or two. I love to walk lift light weights and work on a couple of machines each day. I hope I will be doing it till the day I die. love being healthy...Thank you for your kind comments, my friend...Peter
  1. Date: 2/14/2014 4:55:00 PM
    Right on Peter! Thanks for the boost my friend, you are so right. Keep cool down under Peter, that heat is truly dangerous. I wish I could UPS you a snowman. Take care my friend.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/14/2014 5:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Vincent, thanks for your kind comments, mate. I love this hot weather we are having here, my friend, although most moan about it. I love to see the sun in blue skies....Peter
  1. Date: 2/14/2014 3:33:00 PM
    Peter I am wondering if you know of or have heard of my poet friend Stephen Curtis from Adelaide? he has two books published with a 3rd nearly ready for release hugs

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/14/2014 4:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Shadow. No I have never heard of your friend.ut I have never really read any poetry except the stuff I read on this site. He is doing well for himself it seems. Good luck to him. I wish him all the best...peter
  1. Date: 2/14/2014 1:39:00 PM
    Hey Peter....I'd like to know peoples secret for finding the time..having time to sit for very long..I can't seem to find enough hours in the day to get everything done!!! Great poem....great message...

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/14/2014 2:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Donna, Vera tells me you have a very busy life. So I understand what you're saying. My life is the polar opposite to yours, But I still exercise. I'd feel very stale if I didn't....I appreciate your comments, my friend....Peter
  1. Date: 2/14/2014 11:13:00 AM
    Nothing could be truer Peter,the words flow alongside the message.Great delivery.Happy vals.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/14/2014 3:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Kayod, I appreciate your kind words...peter
  1. Date: 2/14/2014 10:11:00 AM
    I used to jog until it hurt and sweat completely soaked my shirt. Then time's insistant nagging laze. Somehow persisted more than days. So now I sit here on the couch. Wondering why it still hurts, ouch. :) Peace. :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/14/2014 3:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Robert. As one grows old this tends to happen. But most people I see of thirty these days, just drink, eat and laze around. I appreciate your comments, my friend
  1. Date: 2/14/2014 9:33:00 AM
    Hi Peter: So true! I'm ancient but I hit the gym at least 3 times a week even if its for an hour. Good Write.

  1. Date: 2/14/2014 8:49:00 AM
    excellent point Peter and poem is excellent too kudos hugs

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 2/14/2014 3:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Peter I am wondering if you know or have heard of my poet friend Stephen Curtis from Adelaide? he has two books published with a 3rd nearly ready for release hugs
    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/14/2014 3:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much Shadow, for your kind comments....Peter
  1. Date: 2/14/2014 8:41:00 AM
    Good one..Or just do an hours worth of household chores and that will keep one in shape..It has great flow and rhyme..Enjoyed reading this one today..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/14/2014 3:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Sara. My lady keeps fit enough with all the housework too. She is a work horse, and never stops...I appreciate your comments, my friend.....Peter
  1. Date: 2/14/2014 3:50:00 AM
    The gym is a huge part of my life now . I go 3 days per week for an hour at a time . I also play soccer , Rugby and cricket for local teams , I just can't imagine a life without sports involved in it . Except golf , Tried it . If I played every day for the next ten years I doubt I could get into it , More power to those who can . Loved the poem.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/14/2014 3:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Way to go, Darren, I am too old for sport now, but I love to keep my body fit. I appreciate your comments, my friend....Peter
  1. Date: 2/13/2014 10:51:00 PM
    I take walks, they are a joy to me, I rather take a nature walk than to sit in front of the TV! I really enjoyed reading this tremendous write here this evening! What a brilliant poem my friend, Great Work!!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/14/2014 3:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It sounds like we are two of a kind in this way, Russel. My biggest delight is my morning walks in the wetlands, getting in tune with nature. I literally hate the TV, myself. I tank you for your kind comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 2/13/2014 9:21:00 PM
    How true... Good write... Verlena

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/14/2014 3:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for your kind words Verena, hey are appreciated....Peter
  1. Date: 2/13/2014 7:49:00 PM
    So true Peter..get up off the couch and at least take a nice walk

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/14/2014 3:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks a heap, Tim, Your comments are very much appreciated....Peter