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Don't Push.

Don't push yourself train wise and well,
Read your body it has much to tell,
Know your workings listen to your heart,
Check with doctors before you start.

When middle aged you are at risk,
Entering many sessions where effort is brisk,
Then when progressing that's the time,
Stress and activity can give you a sign.

Even the fittest often fail to see,
What is required through a doctor's fee,
Maybe a visit could save your life,
And later keep you free from strife.

The puddings proof is in the eating,
Perhaps a concern may be fleeting,
Check it out that body is yours,
He who acts is the one who scores.
About this poem;-
Written after reading of the athlete who died
suddenly without cause. He was allegedly fit
but died quickly. What was the cause and had

he an warnings previously, at this stage we don't know.
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Submitted on October 15, 2013

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I have been writing poems for forty years and written about all sorts of things. Somehow I get creating streaks and can write up to 4 or 5 poems at once of varying subjects. I find it is a good way to record events of the day and bring history to life.The mental aspect is a balance against keeping fit,work and life in general. more…

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