I Think I Like You After All

You started out in the middle of everything.
You were attractive in oak and matt-black.
Yours are nice lines!
We liked having you out in the open.

Then we invited you upstairs
So we could spend time with you while we
Watched TV. You know.
Two things at once. Multi-tasking. Efficiency.

But you were noisy. And in the way sometimes.
So when the missus asked me
to move you downstairs
I couldn’t argue.

I carefully stood you on end in the corner
Hoping you wouldn’t mind the dust,
An occasional spider or centepede
Or the song of the water-softener late at night.

But then the bathroom scale raised its eyebrows
“You’re not headed for THAT weight again
— ARE you?”  I winced.
“Never. Never, never, NEVer.”

So now you’re upstairs again.
Different room.  Dust-free and clean.
I can see out into the back yard
When I’m with you.  And I like it.

Can think. Dream. Hum.
Watch the wildlife.
See the seasons change.
It’s better than before.

If this works like I hope it will,
We’ll spend a little more time together
This week than we did the week before
And I’ll be less of a man for having done so.

Yep,  I think I like you after all.
Actually I always did,
It was just too easy to neglect you,
My friend Nordic Track.

3 Replies to “I Think I Like You After All”

  1. Jonell

    I like that … did you find it somewhere or did you write it so creatively? You’re good! 🙂

    Our Total Gym and treadmill is in the basement, but looks out a window … I’m trying too … to be less of a woman than before, but better too!


  2. Phil

    Yeah… it’s mine. Thought I might write it a little note after today’s li’l visit 😀

    Maybe I should © it, see if Nordic Track would buy it. Might pay for the electricity I used writing online LoL

    I remember years ago, running into our cousin Vic. He looked great. So over lunch I asked him about it. “So what do you do to stay in shape?”

    “Three half-hour sessions a week on the Nordic Track. It’s all I have time for,” he smiled.

    I’m starting with shorter sessions, but more often. And I’m really more concerned with staying toned up than with what the scales say…

  3. Jonell

    Love it! I think you should copyright it and send it to Nordic Track! See what they say. The worst they can say is no.

    Course now that it’s on-line … is it too late to copyright?

    Hope to see Phil’s words on a commercial for Nordic Track soon! I’ll be jumping up and down when it comes across the tv screen! 🙂 “I not only know him, I’m related to him!” 🙂


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