Our Body
By Lance Landall

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Our Body
By Lance Landall

I would like you to imagine that you have just purchased a Rolls-Royce;
Yes, I can see you phoning your friends with much excitement in your voice.
And once you have finished chatting to them, you're seen driving it around,
Enjoying all the attention that this valuable sedan has found.

And once you're back inside your driveway, you give it a nice wax and shine,
Uttering admiringly, “And to think that this great car is all mine.”
And then every day from that point on, it is lavished with tender care,
For you believe this car is worth it, and mistreat it, you wouldn’t dare.

You make sure that it's always serviced, believing in preventive care,
And knowing that should you neglect such, it would fall into disrepair.
You're aware of all the do’s and don’ts, for you have an owner’s handbook,
And should there be a problem, it's inside that crisp book that you will look.

’Though knowing that it's very well made, and built to last a lifetime too,
You’re aware that it can be harmed, or even destroyed, ’though it's brand-new.
Therefore, you do everything you can do, to make sure that it will last,
Lest it be that it soon expire, or, deteriorate very fast.

Yes, I dare say that you would act this way, given that most people would
If they could purchase a brand-new Rolls-Royce, and such a response is good.
But the question I would like to ask you is, do you act the same way
When it comes down to your own body? — for such care, we all should display.

Sadly though, many people do not, hence all their suffering and pain,
Which could've easily been avoided had they let common sense reign.
You see, we cannot abuse our body without paying a high price,
And hence why so many folk have ill health, and why many, with death dice. 

So many people harm their bodies via food that they shouldn’t consume,
And then they wonder why ill health (at some stage) quickly begins to bloom.
Yes, our body's fragile eco-system should be treated with great care,
Lest in time it become unbalanced and health issues start to appear.