A year after testifying against Al Capone, “Easy Eddie” was gunned down in a blaze of gunfire on a lonely street in Chicago. When the Police emptied his pockets they found a rosary, a crucifix, a religious medallion and this poem, clipped from a magazine.
“The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power to tell just when the hands will stop, at late or early hour. Now is the only time you own. Live, love, toil with a will. Place no faith in time. For the clock may soon be still.”