Treasure Island

James Bredin

(1933 / Ennis Canada)

CAN WE DO IT? ... APRIL 22ND,2013


How do we get a euthanasia-political-action-group?
So we can get death-with-dignity and stop going round the loop,
So we don’t have to go to Switzerland to quietly die,
The Ottawa establishment makes the rules that we can’t defy.




They told Sue Rodriguez she had to die - Lou Gehrig’s disease,
No euthanasia allowed no matter how often you say please,
Ottawa politicians and appointees can’t be impressed,
They are an isolated distant group and cannot be addressed.




You could send them an e-mail and get an automatic reply,
But maybe not but appointed aristocrats are up very high,
And you are a mere living mortal from way down below,
You may not be entitled to a reply you brazen so and so.

APR 22ND,2013

Submitted: Monday, April 22, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 27, 2013


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CAN WE DO IT? … APRIL 22ND,2013
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