Heart Day

Stress and tension over thousand issues daily,

Do so much harm physically.

It is the root cause of cardiovascular disease.

So why not relax and be at ease,

Being given that life is simply a brief candle.

Devise ways to be able,

To love and protect yourself continuously

Against toxicity.


Is it not fun to live when the heart is healthy?

You can walk, run, play games and live independently,

Instead of becoming a physical wreck sadly,

Waiting for help to come your way,

When people are so busy in their way.

Lying helpless, waiting, putting at stake our dignity,

For our calls of nature, with others to serve a potty

To rescue in case of calls of emergency.


Smoking, drinking, gorging fries,

Sitting in front of television for hours,

Continual inactivity, all invite heart diseases,

The number one killer, in many countries,

Causing premature deaths.

And if it does not kill it causes problems numerous.

Certainly, we do not want to become a bother,

To society or to family but care for each other.


So, let us give up lethargy,

Cast away negativity,

Invite regular activity,

With balanced diet, healthy

With smiles, love, care, and empathy

For our hearts to beat 100, 000 times healthily, daily.


©Pushmaotee Subrun


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About Pushmaotee Subrun

Pushmaotee Fowdur Subrun was born in 1949 in Mauritius. She pursued higher studies in Delhi University where she graduated in English. For the past forty-four years she has worked in secondary schools, seven years of which she spent in Masvingo, Zimbabwe, teaching English in an army school. She completed her PGCE at the Mauritius Institute of Education in 1993. After her retirement, she was a member of the Council of the University of Mauritius for three years. She is currently a reader and editor in the Ministry of Arts and Culture. She has written one novel, one play and Short Stories and Fables. Her poems have featured in Setu Magazine, ‘Poetry and Creativity’ and in Atunis Poetry.

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