Dear Doctor, I’ve come here today
To get a new body, give my old one away
My feet – they stumble
They trip and I fall
And my brain’s becoming sluggish – but wait! that’s not all.
My fingers won’t move the way I move them
My arms and legs they shake
You’d think I’d learn
There are no returns
On the parts of our bodies that quit or that break.
It’s not getting any easier
Other things are going wrong as I speak
Do you think you could do something,
Your expertise is what I now seek.
I’ve put in for a new toe, maybe two
The ones I have are not working so well
They hurt and they bend
It’s becoming quite a trend
And hasn’t been too terribly swell.
Yet, doctor, you know – I’ve been thinking
About keeping at least my two eyes
They’ve helped me to see
Such Incredible things
Like rainbows, the sunset and sunrise.
And you know – about my two hands,
They’ve crafted so many artsy things
And, oh yes, I’ll keep my voice
(For I don’t have a choice),
‘Cuz the grandkids like it when their Grammy sings.
And then, there are my two legs,
They really have been good to me
They’ve carried me here,
They’ve walked me to there
They’ve supported me constantly.
And let me not forget my heart
That has beat within on every new day
I’ll keep that too
(it’s the least I can do),
For it’s guided me when along life’s way.
So Doc, about that new, super cool body –
I guess I’ll keep all that God’s given to me
I’ll enjoy what I’ve got (‘cuz I’ve got quite a lot),
After all, I’ll soon be getting one
that will last for eternity.