James Bredin

Rookie (1933 / Ennis Canada)

Can We Influence Our Appointed Senate... - Poem by James Bredin

How do we influence the Canadian Senate appointees?
They are not elected so live an aristocrat life of ease,
So isolated, they may not have heard of death-with-dignity,
Should we write them, phone them, e-mail them or just watch them on TV?


As members of the appointed Ottawa elite; they are high up,
You don’t get normal contact with these aristocrats closeup,
You have to show respect because of their honorary titles,
And realize that they have lots of bureaucratic disciples.


How do we tell these elites about death-with-dignity now?
They may not listen because they are holier than thou,
Is there somewhere you can complain about this attitude?
And their complete lack of thankfulness and gratitude.

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Jan 26th,2014

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 26, 2014

Poem Edited: Monday, January 27, 2014


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