But when will you die? asked my two kids.
In sleep, my Doc said, are the best odds.
But I will not die,
I’ve propped open each eye,
But the toothpicks keep hurting my eyelids!
- Steve Shoemaker, Urbana, IL, 11:58 p.m., Feb. 11, 2016
Two hours after Steve posted this on his CaringBridge page, one of his old friends with an equal sense of sardonic humor commented:
I think it is sly
to prop open each eye
and frustrate the doctor’s prognosis
What a wonder to see
that the powers that be
can be limited in their diagnosis
Death and dying are NOT fun or funny, but humor is one of God’s greatest gifts.
- Gordon C. Stewart, Chaska, MN, Feb. 12, 2016