Paul Warren

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Diseases - Pop-Corn Lung - Poem by Paul Warren

The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention in Missouri
Found out that working in a microwave pop-corn plant caused injury
With bronchiolitis obliterans an irreversible disease condition
Where the tiny air sacs in the lungs become scarred without derision

A flavouring agent diacetyl that gave popcorn a buttery taste
Meant inhaling this flavouring concoction would lay waste
To your lungs with coughing and shortness of breath
So that any exertion would leave you failing in your health

The affliction was similar to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Which meant the rest of your life on oxygen tanks that wouldn't please
So if you like a bowl of popcorn whilst watching television
Or Call of Duty playing on your computer eating this treat is in your vision

Be aware that eating too much of this easy junk microwaved food
Could leave you not breathing and would not temper your mood.

© Paul Warren Poetry

Form: Prose Poem

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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