Bri Edwards

Gold Star - 65,533 Points (some time ago / Earth, i believe)

Slow Down; Get Ready; Go! ..... [medical Intervention; Aging Humans; Death; Short; Inspired By S. Katona Poem] - Poem by Bri Edwards

People are not meant to live soooo long,
and “Don't think each day can be a song! ”
Why I'll BET in that guy’s or gal's 102 years,
medicine has come to ‘wipe away tears’.

Here is what i mean by medicine help:

A Caesarian section was needed to whelp.
Pneumonia was stopped in its tracks.
Dangerous fevers were lowered with ice packs.

A ruptured spleen was removed just in time.
Antibiotics prevailed against all sorts of slime.
Blood pressure meds prevented a stroke.
A pacemaker was installed in a weary bloke.

Surgery, and chemo or radiation “killed” cancer.
For some diseases, vaccination was the answer.
A broken hip? No problem! You’re soon up and around;
no longer will you linger for weeks, then enter the ground.

A stent, a graft, a transplant, or a major excision …..
prolongs life often. Think hard about it. It’s YOUR decision.

(April 6,2015)

Topic(s) of this poem: aging

Poet's Notes about The Poem

my poem is inspired by [but takes a different view of life and how 'far' it should go] Stephen Katona's fine PH poem:
'Before I Go; Before You Go'.

i would feel differently if all the people of the world (the 'good ones' of course, like YOU and ME!) had sufficient necessities of life and at least a bit 'extra' to make their lives comfortable. this is NOT the case, and i feel that the 'great' strides in 'medicine' have contributed, in part, to unsettling conditions for many, including lives which have been prolonged 'too long'. i'm sure a few Readers will object to my words in this poet's note. come and get me!
bri :)

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 6, 2015

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