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