Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Death column

Here I am, in the death column 
Around me strangers smiling and solemn
We sit together alphabetical 
Not a murmur about protocol
Kind helper Bessie scored a smile from God 
Brave Officer Brown got a friendly nod
But hardly a glance for shark-in-a-suit
Nor for the fancy, the glam or the cute! 
All simply just human
Now stripped to the soul
Praying one prayer - 
'Let me be on that Roll!' 
(c) Jean Lowrie-Chin
6 January 2013