So Those Are My Feet

It Has Been Awhile

Just the other day I went down to reach and get something off the floor

As I stretched and heard my bones pop

I never realized my hands were so high up

Who moved the floor so far down

Either way it was a real struggle to make it to my destination

It became a project not a quick thought

Stretch I said to my brain

We can do this

We have had years of past experience under our belt

Well I see that's not all that's under my belt

Well it's time

To start some good old stretching exercises like when we were kids

Never too late to get in shape

So if you are like me and thought exercise was the neighbors dog next door

You think about Exercise often but it is never your problem

So before it gets way out hand

Start by walking a little and maybe try bowling

If the ball has trouble reaching the floor

With a little practice you can have a few laughs and start exercising without thinking

So I did a little walking and now off to try a little bowling with my wife

We both agree it's been years since we bowled

We both were in leagues years ago

But soon after you throw a few balls

You realize the past doesn't have anything to do with the present

Little tid bit of information

Candlepin bowling is only in the New England area

I never learned how to throw big balls

So off to have fun and laugh at myself

Only me and the pins know how bad I do

Think about it ?

A day out

A relaxing afternoon with friends or family

A little exercise in disguise

One way to trick your body

It won't be to later tonight you will curse

Ow thar's my thighs that hurt


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annart 3 years ago from SW England

Great look at getting a little older and less fit! I know what you mean. Grandchildren keep you young but you soon find out that having crawled around on the floor it takes a lot longer to get up, let alone the achy knees that go with it. Lovely humour.


Benjamin Chege 3 years ago

Hi Dream On, what a nice poem. Voted up, beautiful and useful. It is the high time people started exercising to save themselves from spine and joint pains, and the lifestyle diseases that go with the lack of physical exercise. People do not have to wait until things get worse. I agree with you, just waking to work or having a weekend off with the family is enough. What a beautiful poem? I like the way you have brought out the theme. Keep it up.


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DREAM ON 3 years ago Author

annart Sometimes we appreciate the little things.Like slowly getting up.Thanx so much for reading and commenting.Benjamin Chege I will kept trying to inspire and have fun with every new hub.It is so important to keep healthy.I am very happy that you enjoyed reading my poem.Have a great day.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up. Loved going bowling haven't in years now. I wonder if I'd have the strength to roll that bowl now?


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DREAM ON 2 years ago Author

Gypsy Rose Lee Just have fun and enjoy the exercise.You might laugh so much your stomach may hurt.Thanx for sharing and make positive steps to stay healthy.


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Michael-Milec 2 years ago

Hi dream-on.

Beautiful assessment of the physical condition while we are starting to get a little older. Some seven years ago after my hip surgery , my therapist surprised me when my knees couldn't past 77 degre , making loud cracking up to that point. At that time I have made serious decision for regular exercise : dayly minimum 30. min, five days a week , after nine-hundred days , my knees allows me to completely squat, just little noise on right side ; at present, I continue the same routine , five days a week - exercise, plus minimum twenty miles a week walking, and when needed staying in production up to nine hours ( volunteering ). Movement is my password , happines my prerogative and recommending to everyone to start at least at fifty if planing to stay full length of walking on this planet...

Keep up with good work.

Voted up and useful.


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DREAM ON 2 years ago Author

Michael-Milec Way to go. Keep up the great exercise and staying fit is so important . Most people just don't get it. Avoid problems before they come.As always I am thrilled to see your comments and I am glad you gave my story a read. Have a wonderful night.

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