Climbing the dreaded "hill"

After you sir
After you sir
My butt hurts
My butt hurts
Walking down the hill
Walking down the hill
Walking up the hill
Walking up the hill

I took a walk today

With my neighbor who's also my friend.

We walked in our apartment complex

Round and round the bend.

We first walked up a hill

Which was very hard to pass

My legs and feet were hurting

So was my "ass".

We finally reached the top of the hill

Panting as we got there.

We wanted to slow down but

Our thoughts didn't together share.

So we plodded along the flat surface of the ground

And came to a down hill slope

I sighed a big sigh of relief

That seemed to raise our hopes.

However when we reached the bottom of the hill

And were walking on the flat surface again

We realized that we had to walk up

To the place where we had begun.

Sighing and panting in distress

We doggedly climbed

Until we both reached our respective apartments

And just about with exhaustion, died.

© Rani Laha, 2012

I hope you have enjoyed this poem. This happened this morning (2/23/2012). As always, comments, thoughts and ideas are greatly welcomed!

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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

Hi Riaha, wow what great exercise you had this morning! Your poem was so much fun, I really enjoyed it. I think the picture of the exhausted kitten is just priceless. Two thumbs up!!

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iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

I like your poem!

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Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

Nice poem, I have just started to read poems. Liked this one a lot. Sorry could only give you one thumbs up.

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albertsj 5 years ago from Pittsfield, Ma

Hi Rani, this was really good. Sounds more like a hike than a walk. Love the bunny pic. Voted up. : )

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rlaha 5 years ago from Spartanburg, SC Author

Hi Cloverleaf: Yes, it felt like I was hiking a mountain rather than a hill. I think I to exercise more :). Next week, it will be 2 rounds instead of just 1 :)). Yes, that kitten looks like what I felt like after the walk :)).

Hi Iamaudraleigh: Thank you so much! I am glad you liked it!

Hi Michele: Thank you for the thumbs up! I am glad you also liked this poem!

Hi albertsj: Yes, it really did feel like a hike! I have a yellow shirt with those bunnies on it and felt I had to add it here. Thanks for the votes up.

Thanks everyone for stopping by! :)

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shamela 5 years ago

Hi rlaha,

I enjoyed reading your poem.

I voted your poem awesome.

I liked the pictures in this hub of yours.

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rlaha 5 years ago from Spartanburg, SC Author

Hi Shamela: I am glad you enjoyed the poem and the pictures! Thank you for the vote and for stopping by! :)

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Ghaelach 5 years ago

Hi rlaha.

This was great had me smiling all the way through.

Hope your "ass" is better the day after.


LOL Ghaelach

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rlaha 5 years ago from Spartanburg, SC Author

Hi Ghaelach!

I am so glad you enjoyed this poem! My rear end is feeling a lot better this morning thanks! Thanks for the votes! :)

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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

I am all smiles :)

best wishes!

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rlaha 5 years ago from Spartanburg, SC Author

I'm glad you enjoyed this Ruchira :). Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

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Sparklea 5 years ago from Upstate New York

I could SO relate to your poem as I walk every single morning...not so much uphills. However, I hate elevators, and no matter what floor I need to be on, in any building, I take the stairs. It gets very grueling at times! I try counting them as I go to keep myself distracted. LOVE your pictures! Especially the kitty, as I am an avid cat lover. THANK you for a very realistic poem. I FELT it all! Blessings, Sparklea :)

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WannaB Writer 5 years ago from Templeton, CA

I could really identify with this. I love walking, but not uphill. I, too, loved the kitty picture.

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rlaha 5 years ago from Spartanburg, SC Author

Hi Sparklea: Taking the stairs is the best policy if you have the time. Sometimes you just don't feel like it and that is okay too. Thanks for stopping by and enjoying my poem!

Hi WannaB Writer: I am so out of shape as I haven't exercised in a while. So I'm trying to start walking around my apartment complex as a form of exercise. I thought that walking up the hills would help. However, it HURTS!! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

Refreshing, i learn something today, it's good to let exhaustion die...i haven't done much walking nowadays...i have a very tight schedule...

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rlaha 4 years ago from Spartanburg, SC Author

Hi raciniwa: Well, I think as you continue to exercise/walk, your body gets used to it. Today I have planned for 2 rounds instead of just 1. Let's see :). Thanks for stopping by, and hopefully you get to have a stroll outside sometimes :).

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alian346 4 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

I love this, Rani - it sings to me - poor wee Kitty!

Do what I do and take a taxi up hills and walk down them!!

BTW - there's a new science test waiting for you!!

Have a good day.............


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rlaha 4 years ago from Spartanburg, SC Author

Hi alian346: Thank you so much for reading and enjoying. I am trying to exercise a little more, and our apartment complex has some hills. So when my neighbor and I decided to go for the first week, we were panting and having a hard time when it came to being able to walk up the hill. It is better now.

Thanks for letting me know about the science test. I saw that you have a math test there too. I will do both of them :). Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

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Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

Beautiful poem - Enjoyed it. Voted Up.

Trust you are well. Best Wishes, Kamalesh

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rlaha 4 years ago from Spartanburg, SC Author

Hi Kamalesh050. Thank you so much for stopping by! I am glad you liked the poem. I am well thanks and hope you are doing well too.

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