Sunday, September 20, 2015

A Perfect Death During A Victory Lap In Vermont

We all know that we are on this planet on only a lease of an uncertain short term
The Thief of the Night may come in an instant or after lingering for months as we lie infirm
Sometimes He comes way too early while a person is too young with too many unfulfilled joys
Or after a full and long like comes way too late as the body and mind by disease is painfully and slowly destroyed
Rare is the human who has lived a full and complete life and climbed many an achievement peak
With few pinnacles of success needed to further seek
To win yet another auto race and then to take the ceremonial victory lap to do what he wants to enjoy
When out of nowhere the Thief suddenly appears with the card of instant death to employ
News out of Vermont of a 62 year old race car driver during his victory lap suddenly crashing into a wall along the track 
A medical problem not revealed but possibly a stroke or heart attack
No warning while doing what this driver loved to enjoy
No slow decline with thousands of dollars of medical treatments to deploy
© September 20, 2015, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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