It's great to be alive today
It's better than being dead
I say that as a patient
Who's been in and out of beds.
The slender thread that keeps us here
Is extremely thin and tiny
Just one per cent here or there
And you've cashed your chips finally.
When you've woken from induced sleep
You count your toes and blessings
Life never is the same
Nothing can be taken for granted.
You bless the doctor and kiss the nurse
Life is so exciting!
Smells and colors no longer seem
Dull and uninviting.