Paul Sebastian

Health First, Not Wealth - Poem by Paul Sebastian

Live wise and healthy
Make it your priority
Not amass to die wealthy
Nor to age despondently

The young waste health
Pursuing lifeless wealth
Excusing health care
Lost in life's fun-fair

Quick Sir Old Age creeps in
Without respect or warning
Forcing your pension spending
To lengthen the days' closing

Sir Old Age comes a-knocking
Loudly knocking, embarrassing
Sir Old Age is not life respecter
Really, Sir Death's tormentor

The Old Thief brings packages
With no special privileges
To drain hard-earned wealth
Mercilessly, smack his wrath

Delivers wrappings of insecurity
To worsen health, darken futurity
He waits to harvest his rewards
Scythe in hand, to pick his spoils:

Senile dementia
Erectile Dysfunction
Arthriti s
Chronic Renal Failure
Congestive Heart Failure
Dr ug Resistance

Trappings with no escapes
Depleting funds, with no aid
Children's neglect of aged parents
Caring is seen as, inconvenience

Sunset years are inevitable
Poor health is preventable
Poised on healthy living
Golden years are blessing

Copyright Paul Sebastian 2017

Topic(s) of this poem: health

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 10, 2017

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