The Retired Bloke

Couch Potato

My wife used to be a couch potato

The only exercise she got was to do her nails

Or to miserably climb on and off the scales

And occasionally eat an avocado


There were times when she would hoop

Or engage in a bit of Zumba

A little dance a little rumba 

Hiding away in a little group


Never ever did she get up a sweat

Or raise the heartbeat above resting

Nothing ever was really too testing

Her calorie intake never under threat


Then she found she would try running

Using a little app on her phone

So she didn’t feel all alone

Her motivation, to look stunning


When she looked in the mirror

To be pleased what she saw

To stop being a dieting bore

To simply feel a little thinner


Well yesterday she did a 10k

In a time of 1 hour and 12 minutes

So good there are simply no limits

To what she can eat at the Chinese buffet. 


  • FineB

    Thank you The Retired Bloke.

    A great poem!

    Congratulations to your wife for completing her first 10k

    Keep writing

    • The Retired Bloke

      Thank you. I will pass on your regards to my wife.

    • orchidee

      Take me over 2 hours to walk 10K - a bit over 6 miles? You a potato now?!

    • Goldfinch60

      May her progress show her the way to fine health.

    • The Retired Bloke

      Thank you.

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