James Bredin

Rookie (1933 / Ennis Canada)

Canadian Supreme Court Aug 24th,2012 - Poem by James Bredin

James Bredin
Appointees from a very secret list who are up there near the gods,
Dressed like Santa Clause or bishops - they got the official nods,
The Canadian Supreme Court hangs out in big fancy places,
They are very important so you better recognize their faces.

They allowed a drug-addict Insite clinic in Vancouver town,
Despite the Federal Government's attempts to close it down,
Who runs this country - the government or the Supreme Court?
Elected politicians or appointees - who should we support?

They told very sick, facing death, Sue Rodriguez, where to go,
She had Lou Gehrig's disease and wanted to die; they said no,
And we can't change or even elect our prime minister by name,
And Quebec may have a referendum so we all should have the same.

We all need binding referendums and death with dignity soon,
Could the Supreme Court help us here - get out of our cocoon?
There's no doubt that a Quebec referendum could bring big change,
Maybe this could be a good thing if Stephen Harper could arrange.

Aug 24th,2012

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 24, 2012

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