James Bredin (1933 / Ennis Canada)
Canadian Democracy and a shroud
Because our government is set in their ways, we have to suffer,
No death-with-dignity allowed for any sick old duffer,
Why is it so difficult to get government to accept?
Death-with-dignity and we could all adapt?
The religious, no doubt, are opposed to assisted suicide,
But they should not control those who do not want to stay alive,
The phenomenon of assisted suicide is coming our way,
As more ordinary people have their say.
If they can do it in Switzerland; why can’t we do it here?
You might have to sit down and wonder what we have to fear?
The most important decision in a persons life should be allowed,
Democracy should be involved as we think about wearing a shroud.
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