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Borrowed Time

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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!

What should you weigh? Less maybe than for years!
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Indira Renganathan 14 April 2009

Poetic prescription...a timely thought...indeed a good poem10++++++++++++

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a very well expressed poem..with pathology and prognosis of a disease which push us to borrow some little time to think again about how to prevent the end of our time.... a poem which has been put in an excellent effective way..

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Sandra Martyres 14 April 2009

Congratulations Peter - you have successfully managed to put 'Just what the Doctor ordered and the patient needed ' into a great poetic prescription 10+++

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