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On the Treadmill
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By Quentin Clingerman
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On the Treadmill


Upon the still  treadmill I did step

To begin my early morning

Pressed the indented buttons in proper order

Setting my feet on their course

Felt the tension in my legs, especially my calves

My heart rate began to rise

The magazine in front of me distracted

Time went a little faster

As I read of national problems

Mauled them over in my mind

The minutes ticked by and my feet kept treading

Sweat ran down my face and neck

My t-shirt becamed soaked

My heart rate increased

The magazine pages flipped by

Thirty minutes soon were gone

The treadmill slowed down to cool me

Sweat poured from my head

The treadmill stopped

Soon I was walking to my car

The national problems remained behind

A new day had begun


On the Treadmill(c)2006 Quentin Clingerman



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Submitted: Thursday, September 7, 2006

Last Updated: Thursday, September 7, 2006

About the Poet
I am a retired educator. Now 85 years of age. I live in Maryland. I am the father of three ladies and thirteen grandchildren. Four grandchildren now married. I have two great grandsons, Koi Jon and Quinn Manu and a great granddaughter,Sephira Jade. Poems are an expression of how I think and feel. Variety in either case! I am the founder of WordChimes.com WC originated in February, 2000.

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