It just isn't fair to my Heart




We sleep. We rest. We re-energize. But our hearts never sleep.

In the middle of a sleepless night, I got to thinking about that and it led me to the following thoughts.........

Laid end to end, the veins and arteries of an adult human would stretch out 100,000 miles

It's three in the morning and I can't sleep again
Not that it really matters, because I did yesterday.
If I live as long as 90 years, by the way,
I will have slept through about 30 of them.


And to my heart this just does not seem fair,
to be lying down for an eight hour slumber,
while that poor old muscle has to lumber,
without even stepping out for a breath of air.


100,000 times a day my heart beats for me,
pumping blood through vessel and vein,
100,000 miles of tubes both minor and main.
The least I can do, is stay up and keep it company

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Genna East 19 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

Written from the heart, Bill. :-) Interesting (and a little scary) facts about this muscle that keeps us alive...and I love the poetry.


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Billrrrr 19 months ago from Cape Cod Author

Thanks Genna. It is a mystery to me how these things can just keep beating for a hundred years or so without ever taking a break.

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