Nine Toed Dan

Nine Toed Dan

A Poem by William Michael Reeves

A Limerick

Nine toes counting now has Dan
One less than nature had planned
Stepped on a screw
Blew through his shoe
But the loss has made him more of a man!


© 2021 William Michael Reeves

Author's Note

William Michael Reeves
My friend Dan from 'Dan's Journey', had one of his big toes amputated a few months ago. He has stepped it up(pardon). He described himself on Facebook as nine toed Dan. This was my reply.

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Ooooo Ouch! Yes, how could it not make you step up with a loss of a body part! One that helps us balance as well, we compensate. Good man Dan! Keep on the path! Wonderful writing tribute to a man and his toe!

Posted 4 Weeks Ago

Quite a drastic outcome, the loss of a toe for stepping on a screw. Ouch! Doesn't seem to have clouded his sense of humour though. Yep, Dan the man defines himself by his toes. Quite unusual is that.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago

William Michael Reeves

4 Weeks Ago

There's this little thing you may have noticed about some men. The 'it'll go away' syndrome. Doesn't.. read more
Chris Shaw

4 Weeks Ago

Yep, my husband suffers from that syndrome:)
nine toes is better than none, better than one, too bad for the screw, and not a stronger shoe,
but Dan the man, not his plan but so goes the toes.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

William Michael Reeves

4 Weeks Ago

And to think I didn't think you had a rhyme in you. Obviously you have a few. Who knew?
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Added on December 19, 2021
Last Updated on December 19, 2021


William Michael Reeves
William Michael Reeves

Seattle, WA

I live in Seattle. I have been a nurses aide most of my life and my experiences as a caregiver for people with disabilities has inspired much of my poetry. I love the puzzle of poetry. Expression with.. more..