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Villanelle for Health Care

Nothing supersedes health maintenance;
Thus, the evolution of instinctive defiance --
Save for man and his brainy protuberance,

Which clouds the r-complex beneficence
With infinite, self-centered arrogance, meanwhile,
Nothing supersedes health maintenance.

Dino-birds navigate with magnetic reliance,
And sickness is fought without aid, in silence --
Save for man and his brainy protuberance.

Detached from colonies of microbial sentience,
Oblivious as we consume and covet experience,
Nothing supersedes health maintenance.

Where six-legged ancients toil with exuberance,
Even cub-killing toms can't escape consequence --
Save for man and his brainy protuberance.

While parasites devour with horrific preponderance,
Why must we mimic their cold appliance; knowing,
Nothing supersedes health maintenance --
Save for man and his brainy protuberance.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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Date: 4/21/2016 12:10:00 PM
Tom, I really enjoyed your rhymes and the way you used the topic of health in care. Loved your wording. Great poem; kudos... LINDA
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Tom Arnone
Date: 4/21/2016 1:03:00 PM
Thanks, P. D.