SUD is a medical term meaning Sudden Unexpected Death,
Sounds like a result of using too much meth.
But no, it is a condition that, surprisingly, fits me,
Not totally sure if it's a condition from which I can flee.
After an extensive medical exam in Chicago for former NFL players,
My report came to me a month ago, bad news in layers.
Even 50 years ago as a Bear rookie I was told I have an enlarged heart,
If this #1 muscle becomes flabby, then death, the unexpected part.
As far as sudden, my wife and I agree, "What a way to go!"
Why, it could happen at home or church or the picture show.
As to unexpected, well for years I've said there is a 1:1 chance,
Dying is ahead for all of us; are we hastening it when we dance?
So, Mr. medical man, thanks for the report..I will make some changes,
And try to get some of my readings into acceptable ranges.
But, I have lived a long life and the Lord does have my future,
I will exercise 20 minutes 5 times/week to avoid future sutures.
And, as difficult as this is to write, ice cream is now in my rear view mirror,
How can something so cold and good produce anything resembling fear?
Sharing this perspective and info will add some salt to your leaven,
For sure, I will continue to lay up for myself treasures in Heaven.
Dave Hale Ottawa, Ks
Some of my "levels were good"..this poem is about the ones that
took the cake (and the ice cream)
Dave likes to put together words to make poems. Sometimes the rhythms are great and sometimes they are a stretch. Either way they will make you think, make you laugh, make you wonder what's going on with Dave. :)