Treasure Island

James Bredin

(1933 / Ennis Canada)

Before You Die... Dec 2nd,2012


Before your name gets into the obituaries, you must die,
And you may not have had the opportunity to say good-bye,
Because you have little control of anything relative to your death,
No death-with-dignity as you wait quietly to take your last breathe.

And those opposed to death-with-dignity want nothing to change,
Like the Sue Rodriguez case and nothing will be rearranged,
You will either go to heaven or hell; it depends on yourself,
Death-with-dignity is a sin and no one should lower themselves.

Therefore it is the holier than thou churches that are adamant,
Bishops and holy priests will be the only informants,
Therefore the law cannot be changed to help the sick and dying,
There's no other way except obeying and complying.

Submitted: Sunday, December 02, 2012
Edited: Monday, December 03, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Before You Die... Dec 2nd,2012 by James Bredin )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Winter Song, Ruth Manning-Sanders
  2. Words, Ruth Manning-Sanders
  3. A Song Of Earth, Ruth Manning-Sanders
  4. A COMPARISON BETWEEN BAD PEOPLE AND GOOD.., MOHAMMAD SKATI
  5. Henry eighth, lee fones
  6. Out of Jouissance II, Ali Ashjaee
  7. Out of Jouissance I, Ali Ashjaee
  8. An Ode to Madness, Ali Ashjaee
  9. TANYA ROSENBILT FUCKS ISRAELI, alexander opicho
  10. Secret, Ruth Manning-Sanders

Poem of the Day

poet William Wordsworth

I

I AM not One who much or oft delight
To season my fireside with personal talk.--
Of friends, who live within an easy walk,
Or neighbours, daily, weekly, in my sight:
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]