James Bredin

Rookie (1933 / Ennis Canada)

Every Canadian Hospital... May 25th,2013 - Poem by James Bredin

Every hospital should have a room where sick people can go to die,
And get doctor assisted-suicide with family and say goodbye,
This notion is forbidden by every religion known,
Though they preach high and mighty from a pulpit; they never condone.




And why is death-with-dignity such a struggle in our times?
Is it our religious fanatics want it listed as a crime?
We are all going to die, whether we like it or not,
Sorry to have to tell you; but this is food for thought.




It is only a matter of time before you are on your death bed,
This very idea is what most people avoid and dread,
It’s a complicated affair where the mere mention is shunned,
Politicians always prefer to have this notion adjourned.

MAY 25TH,2013


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EVERY CANADIAN HOSPITAL... MAY 25TH,2013
BY
JAMES BREDIN

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 25, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, September 6, 2013


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