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Been diagnosed with start of glaucoma It certainly was to be expected Members of my family have also suffered So why wouldn't I be affected As most families go, so go its members Very few of us miss this inheritance Scads of money would be much more welcome But we're all a slave to happenstance Hopefully it's progress is really slow moving And I'm good for a while yet to come Not keen on anything to do with the eyeballs Feel squeamish and come all undone Maybe I'll be spared and catch a good break I won't need to go under the knife That word knife always scares the poop out of me The most disturbing word of my life “Okay Jack, you're sissy side is showing Remember you're a male, stand up tall!” Male, schmale, I cringe at the image Of a doctor scraping my eyeballs © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 8/2/2013 12:00:00 PM
    Dragon and I want you to take care of your eyes... Don't tell Dragon, but I'm squeamish about my eyes, too... But I'd do whatever it takes to correct things (if I can) so as to stay here helping them all... Your friends... The Eastmans...With our family it's cataracts... My eyes are dimimng... so don't doubt I'll eventually need some work done... Yea... Bummer... But will be... will be...

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 11:10:00 AM
    My goodness, Jack! What a piece. Making light of the chapters of our lives that some just don't like to look forward to. Nicely done!

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 10:11:00 AM
    Jack,does the surgery make it all better? If so, don't sweat it!! Much better than having cancer in your family. I really liked this poem!! (I worry about my eyes too. I've worn my contacts for 40 years now!!)

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 6:21:00 AM
    Oh Jack....sorry to hear this....They say if you catch it can be corrected by laser......Take it easy....It won't be so bad. is something to cheer you up...Your avatar....WOW. You are a handsome devil ain't ya!!!!! :-D

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 6:13:00 AM
    Ha ha, you have yet again entertained me with such a witty write my friend! I truly loved reading this enlightening poem here this morning! What a delightful piece Jack, quite the illustrious poem, Great Work!!

    Sivey Avatar Russell Sivey
    Date: 8/2/2013 6:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    PS I have full Glaucoma right now...drops for me!