James Bredin

Rookie (1933 / Ennis Canada)

Assisted Suicide Is Banned Feb 11th,2011 - Poem by James Bredin

Just suppose you wanted to die because of your situation,
suppose you had bad cancer and lost your job at the gas station,
And no one could help you with the awful pain and distress,
And suicide was deemed the only way out of your alful mess.

But of course this wont happen to you because you are young and strong,
Because being young and healthy and nothing much ever goes wrong,
But slowly, ever so slowly, you grow old and closer to death,
Sorry... but you are programmed to eventually run out of breath.

But in Switzerland and Oregon and Washington, they can,
Arrange for assisted suicide though here it’s completely banned,
Our establishment and politicians don’t really care,
Something to do with the appointed Supreme Court so they don’t dare.

The same court that allowed abortion clinics on every street,
And no one complained about the large number of babies they delete,
Where ladies have their babies killed every day at the clinic,
And we accept all these events and no one will admit being a cynic.

Feb 11th,2011

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 11, 2011



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