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my spine is a jerk

when i turn left
my neck says the F word
tells the nerves
to let me have it
my lower half giggles
bullying a disc
i feel it slip
then there's my hip
i've named swamp donkey
all of this
just because
a little plyo made it stiff
keeping fit
is the pits
i think i'll eat some waffles

20 Feb 13

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http://www.yo utube.com/watch?v=81smW5-1Ak4
 — unknown

^ nice try
 — mandolyn

what is plyo?

cute poem.

maybe 'my lower half giggles'
maybe 'all just because'
line 7 is a little weak, but so is your spine right now so i'll forgive it this time. :))

nice to have fun with stuff off the cuff!
 — jenakajoffer

plyo is short for plyometrics

here is what wiki says:
Plyometrics, also known as "jump training" or "plyos", are exercises based around having muscles exert maximum force in as short a time as possible, with the goal of increasing both speed and power. This training focuses on learning to move from a muscle extension to a contraction in a rapid or "explosive" way, for example with specialized repeated jumping.

plyos can be definitely bully a back when one has over trained. so plyos are jerks as well.
 — mandolyn

^ oops, where did that 'b' come from?
 — mandolyn

^ 'be' -- geezo! you can tell i was on narcotics last night! lol
 — mandolyn

ahh so! thank you Fraulein. no wonder I's did not knows abouts plyos, I's would kills meself!
 — jenakajoffer

they can be murderous.
i have murdered my back several times and brought it back to life
but i think now it's telling me to STICK IT!
 — mandolyn

How appropriate to find this today.  Woke up with some killer back pain.  Well done, Mando.  Really like 1-2 and 5-7.  Did the waffles help with the pain? :)
 — sybarite

waffles help with ALL pain :)
 — mandolyn

p.s. thanks syb! sorry your back hurts :(
you can join my club. you get a free walker. :)
 — mandolyn

This was a really fun read, it's nice to break out of the melodrama and into something to which I can relate.

L2-3 the little word-nerve half rhyme is very subtly snuck in, it reads very well out loud.
My favorite bit, though, is "swamp donkey".

Thanks for the smile.

 — A_Forsaken

Let me adjust you.
 — unknown

whoa, i'm being followed

 — mandolyn

A slight slant in the spine is a sign of always turning.
 — unknown

^it's always turning, forever and always
so cliche
 — mandolyn