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Failed Test

Now I am sleeping
The sleep of the dead
Laying in a coffin
Instead of a bed

My wife kept saying
I should have the test
I never listened
I thought I knew best

A finger in an anus
Just a simple poke
What I thought was funny
Was far from a joke

My cancer undetected
Consumed me real fast
Now instead of a future
I have a tragic past

Heed my warning
Don't do what I did
If you take this test
You avoid a coffin with a lid

I like many men fail to have regular checkups. Fortunately this is not my story but if I don't take my health decision seriously it could be. It is time for us to smarten up, book those tests! No one has ever really died from embarrasment.

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  1. Date: 11/25/2012 3:13:00 PM

    Thanks for this Richard, reminds me that im due for my check up, great stuff here, blessings Carl

  1. Date: 11/14/2012 3:11:00 AM

    Oh great message Rick.....this is such a sad poem. Ty for writing about this and getting it out there!!!!! well done

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 11/14/2012 7:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    So nice to hear from you Shaz
  1. Date: 11/13/2012 5:31:00 PM

    Richard, this poem pens a very important message that everyone should take care of themselves and go with having tests done to prevent death/cancer. A great write my friend. Hugs, Gail

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 11/13/2012 7:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Gail
  1. Date: 11/13/2012 12:49:00 PM

    this is a fine note for all to care for one;s health, richard...your images reflect the depth of your subject... defining!... best wishes and huggs!..:)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 11/13/2012 2:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Nette
  1. Date: 11/13/2012 10:11:00 AM

    An excellent reminder my friend my father died of bowel cancer. Thanks for pointer on my poem don't now how that happened xx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 11/13/2012 12:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am refering to the line being in the wrong place, not the subject matter of the poem.
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 11/13/2012 12:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I have had it happen a few times myself.
  1. Date: 11/13/2012 10:09:00 AM

    RIGHT ON my friend! I'm due and you have just reminded me... merci beaucoup! Cheers and thanks from the East!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 11/13/2012 12:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Your most welcome Jack.