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Health Warning
larrylark

For some, silence is akin
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to a scream that bleeps inside the head.
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An unsteady pulse pounding each ear,
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a reminder to fear blood pressure
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and those many other deadly hazards
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that measure out each life.
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Maybe time to take it easier
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than in the past.
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Have a rest, do a bit less,
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you might last longer.
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Stroll up the street,
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to greet summer's sunshine.
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Bathe in the mellow shadows of evening time.
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Examine a turning leaf beneath a roadside shrub,
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as malevolent old ladies
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exchange chit chat.
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Admire their well scrubbed steps,
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while hearing snatches of strained conversation
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ease out through open windows.
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Now slow down to a stop.
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Go on, please yourself,
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for the sake of your health,
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drop in at the corner shop
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for cigarettes, gin, a few cans, bottle of wine,
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and give yourself plenty of time,
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now dwell on the good things in life.
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21 Nov 11


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The good things in life.....there are some.
 — unknown

I speak no swaheli
 — unknown

There are always sum but they don't always add up

Larry Algy Brake Lark
 — larrylark

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