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Needy People

Four basic things that we all do need. Our bodies crave them with actual greed. The first is oxygen in the air In just a few moments, quite the scare. You need it to make ATP And form water but not for pee. This water you can breathe out warm And fog a mirror, hot blooded life form. The next is water, the liquid of life. Just one day without it and you feel the strife. Dizzy you get Quite upset And you’d do anything just to feel wet. A few days long is all you can go And after three days you really know That your time is up and you are through And there’s little that you can do. Sleep is next, not many know this And no one likes it when they miss A good night’s sleep every night Without it you never feel quite right. So how long can you go without sleep? The question is rather deep. We can’t play with people like mice. Even if we did, would the results be precise? We really don’t know How long we can go But studies do show That animals will forego. Lastly we have food. Oh, how good. How long can we go without food Before our body is permanently screwed? And when I say, permanently screwed I’m trying to allude To the fact that if you then eat The damage done will not retreat. So just how long is this time we speak? About a month and then you’re too weak To do anything but stare and peek.

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