Health and Wellbeing Poems

By Josie Whitehead

Heavy Weights


By Josie Whitehead

Don't Hustle Your Muscles

Let’s wiggle our toes and squiggle our nose
    And turn our lips into a smile.
We’ll then wave our hand, sit down and then stand
    And then dance around with some style.

Let’s run and let’s swim, then climb in the gym
    Or we’ll paddle our feet in the sea.
Whatever I do – it’s the same thing for you –
     My muscles are working for me.

They’re under our skin from our feet to our chin
    And in case you don’t know they are there,
They’re lurking beneath, around bones, under teeth,
    And they’re also right under our hair.

They’re working for you, whatever you do,
    Like an engine that’s driving a car,
But may I suggest that you give them a rest
    Or I think you’ll not go very far.

Don’t hustle and bustle - look after your muscles.
    They work for you all your life through.
Don’t overstrain and cause them some pain
     Or you will be suffering too!

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