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Seeing Double

With eyesight, that is seeing two,
Iím not quite sure what I should do.
My job needs vision that is keen,
if this gets worse, what will it mean?

The problem is a cataract,
my vision it is still intact
but seeing two in all I find
can sometimes really blow my mind.

A brand new lens will do the trick
but I must have one really quick,
because Iím not a man of wealth
this must be done on ĎNational Healthí.

The waiting lists are far too long,
so many times Iíve heard this song.
If soon, Iím not the one they choose,
my livelihood Iím going to lose.

They then will pay me Ďout of workí
and all will think, itís work I shirk,
but this is not the way I play,
Iíd rather have it done today.

Now Iíll just have to wait my turn
and try to work, that I may earn
enough for me to help provide
the things we need, just to survive.

So, Ďsoldier oní is what Iíll do,
with eye that sees not one, but two.
and Ďvisioní of a future time
when I can drive, with one white line!

Ivor G Davies

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