Of all the plagues afflicting man, deserving most attention
Including Big C, (the one I scarce dare mention) ,
A high BP exacts the steepest price. If diastolics load the dice against you,
Accepting your surrender, prepare for their hard-nose agenda,
Of mirrors and smoke; woes with fancy names. Cerebral stroke,
Invisible until it strikes; arteriosclerosis - clogging some big vein with goo
And then, (this scenario’s the worst,) heart rending pain. Too late!
Out you go - feet first! Take good advice and get in shape! Arrange
A better strategy with fewer relatives in tears! Outlive them - through change!
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem