James Bredin

Rookie (1933 / Ennis Canada)

Are We Helpless... May 16th,2013 - Poem by James Bredin

Will Stephen or Justin take up the death-with-dignity cause?
Maybe neither and they think they’ll never die just because,
But Canadians increasingly support the end-of-life choice,
Maybe, maybe, just one of them will and we can all rejoice.

DWD is coming our way whether they like it or not,
Though it’s like banging on the door of an empty Ottawa house,
No wonder only half of our Canadians even bother to vote,
Referendums and proportional representation very remote.

It’s just that we are helpless in that we cannot arrange when to die,
It’s illegal and a sin and controversial - that’s the reason why,
So religious leaders and politicians want things stay as they are,
That’s how they keep their cushy jobs and no one goes too far.

May 16th,2013

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 16, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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