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suggests the topic 'EXERCISE'.
The elderly, as we all know, grow weaker as they age.
The muscles tend to soften as they reach the final stage.
But the brain is quite a different sort of animal, I find,
And there are many exercises with the brain in mind.
The more one thinks, the more one grows, the grey cells multiply.
The mind can stay quite sprightly till the very day we die.
Now, I've found writing poetry has kept my mind in trim,
Although, to look at, I'm no longer youthful, smart and slim.
Inside my mind I'm still sixteen, life's full of great surprises,
Because composing verses beats more youthful exercises.
Not everyone likes poetry, that the whole world agrees.
But the brain reacts to stimuli of different sorts, like these......
There's reading, writing, Bingo even, crossword puzzles too,
Joining in group discussions is something else to do;
Even conversation with some stimulating friends,
Discussing how you just can't stand the latest awful trends!
There's listening to radio, not just gazing at TV;
Then there's the chance to go on-line, or trace your family-tree.
The list is endless , so it seems, so work with might and main
To keep a young mentality and exercise your brain!
Lizzy Frizzfrock made a point when she wrote a recent letter!
Blogging is brain exercise! In fact there's nothing's better!
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