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Not A Good Day To Die

Decided not to give up  yesterday                                                                                                             As I staggered across the living room and began to fall through space and time                        To the floor                                                                                                                                    Albert Einstein's Pie may be square but I was flat on my big round ___ backside                                                                                                                                                                   As if someone had given me a sedative                                                                                   On the way down I flashed back to open heart surgery in Orlando                                           I remembered how easy and  comfortable that sedative had been then                                                  100 99 98 gone                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     This could be the big one I thought let go and enjoy it                                                              You've had a good run just let go                                                                                                  Then my Bangle cat started licking my face and I began to panic                                                    I must out live the cats                                                                                                                   I owe the three of them for the laughs they've given me                                                                                        And for simply being someone to come  home to at my age                                                         I must out live the cats                                                                                                                  Now a day latter the V.A. doctor has given me a new bag of pills an E.K.G                                           And a brand new hope that if I pay attention I might just be around awhile                                     I just might out live the cats                                                                                                             And yesterday after all was just not a good day to die

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  1. Date: 8/21/2013 12:22:00 PM
    Cats are good in that way, they know things we cannot know, and help us realize things that we should. I am glad she was there for you that day. It is not just the cats who love and need you. Much Love.

    Ainsley Avatar Michael Ainsley
    Date: 8/23/2013 9:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    good to be loved thanks heather
  1. Date: 8/7/2013 4:52:00 AM
    Michael, you are blessed, and bring great blessings to others, and as a cat lover myself you are their life my friend great write, glad GOD has more for you to do, and he has blessed your pen, I too pray I out live my animals as I don't want them to be alone, especially my blind cat she needs such medical care, thanks for sharing your strength , blessings sueellen

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 10:06:00 AM
    Michael; If you didn't die - i guess God wants you here for a reason. I can relate to this a lot. I have been too close to death too many times and now since May I had major surgery. I thought it was the end for me, but it wasn't. I am still trying to recuperate. I guess the good day to die has not come yet, so lets just wait. Thanks for reading ( Cold Heart )... Lucilla

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 12:17:00 AM
    Awesome write,,, is it true ? ;} thank you for reading Hollow Bones,,, you have a blessed day ;}

  1. Date: 7/20/2013 2:29:00 PM
    I agree with Peter- your attitude makes this poem even more powerful- well done! :)

  1. Date: 7/11/2013 8:30:00 PM
    I love your attitude towards life. there is a kind of charm living one day at a time, I hope you're around for many wonderful years I loved your write Peter

    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney
    Date: 7/12/2013 8:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Michael I tried to leave a comment but it keeps disappearing. Hope you are Ok and I agree with everyone. You would be missed.
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 12:34:00 PM
    - Glad that was not yours, day - well written Michael! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 7/10/2013 3:19:00 AM
    Ofcourse u wil outlive d cat, coz a poet has a hundred not just nine lives... Hey dis poem was fantastic to read and d take on einstein adds a fine touch. Kudos n regards n tnx.

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 10:12:00 AM
    I too am so glad that you decided to outlive the cats, day is a good day to die when you've got much more to give! Truly inspiring as so many of us have or will have this experience some time. Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 11:52:00 PM
    wow! Michael, glad you decided not to give up... glad the cat knew it was not time for you to bite the big one. thank you for sharing...PD