Get Off The Couch Get Out

Stable those thoughts that shake you,
More to live on doubts.
Listen less to judgements passed,
You can do without.

So many today wont leave,
Their lives to live depending...
On opinions others have.
As time slips away from them,
Quicker than sand through an hour glass.

Get off the couch get out.
To do something different not done before.
Get off the couch get out.
Take a walk.
Or a bus ride.
Decide not to stay inside.
Get off the couch get out.
Get off the couch get out.

Stable those thoughts that shake you,
More to live on doubts.
Listen less to judgements passed,
You can do without.

Get off the couch get out.
Explore.
To do it more.
Get off the couch get out.
Ignore.
Living to be bored.
Get off the couch get out.
Get off the couch get out.

Take a walk or a bus ride.
Exercise.
Decide...
To live your life to like.
And find you can,
An appetite to invite...
Not leftover to repeat,
From pased days or those nights.

Get off the couch get out.
Get off the couch get out.

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Comments (11)

I love autobios and this one is a hoot. I believe I do know Mr. Lear, in spirit, at least.
A very humerus poem!
Beautiful depiction well brought forth in good rhyme scheme. A lovely poem indeed.
I can see the humor here, I can see a character being sketched here, and I can see that these things have been done well but to my shame I could not get involved in this poem's world. Perhaps another day I would, but not today
I would indeed like to have known him. His poems were almost always humorous and he was a master of the limerick.
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