James Bredin

Rookie (1933 / Ennis Canada)

Forbidden Death with Dignity July 28th,2012 Poem by James Bredin

James Bredin

Death with dignity should not be too difficult to impose,
No need for a referendum and just see how it goes,
And those who oppose it will just have to shut up and learn,
Like now; those of us who want it have to shut up and yearn.

Because our politicians will not arrange this anytime soon,
From binding referendums and mandatory voting, we're immune,
All party politicians have been told by their party bosses,
You can't like these things or it might be your political losses.

That's why nothing is done for voting or death in this regard,
A party politician could loose his job and his party card,
Sue Rodriguez could not get death with dignity when she tried,
She was refused, with painful Lou Gehrig's disease and then she died.

But this is real and this is now and we are still alive and here,
And without referendums or political input; should we fear?
Media moguls tell us that there is no need to complain,
This is the way things are and this is how they will remain.

July 28th,2012

Submitted: Saturday, July 28, 2012

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  • Bronze Star - 2,153 Points Kevin Patrick (8/9/2012 7:55:00 PM)

    Powerful Mr Bredin, contemplative, intelligent and rewarding reading. I suggest you read your work to the public, get your voice out and fight for what you believe in, nothing has to remain the same if you fight for what is right (yes Im a young idiot but I am no romantic)

    Good stuff (Report) Reply

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