William B. Watterson

Rookie - 18 Points (23 August 1943)

Donation - Poem by William B. Watterson

i went on down
gave a pint
to save his life
everyone was doing it

they drew it out
through a plastic tube
i lay
on a metal table
counting ceiling cracks

they fed me
oatmeal cookies
i turned
loafing laughing lounging
for an extra ten minutes

humanitarian smiling
i emerged
through double doors
red plastic droplet
of courage
on my lapel
nothing to it

i went on down
gave a pint
to save his life
at least
they said it would

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 9, 2009

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