Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Euthanasia Again - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

She nodded when the doctor asked
'you're sure you want to go my dear? '
Out on the balcony there basked
the nephew and the niece, both here
because they'd heard that it looked bad
and that the rellies would be sad
but medicine was out of tricks
an ancient heart would cease its ticks.
She felt a bit, well, let's say rushed
and while the house was quiet, hushed
the doctor had now drawn the stuff
into the big syringe, ENOUGH!

He would have been a brutal killer
but murdering poor Esmae Miller
was not what doctors ought to do.
That's what I think. How about you?

Comments about Euthanasia Again by Herbert Nehrlich

  • (10/23/2005 10:49:00 PM)

    Yes Raynette, I would choose the lingering. How many people have you known who wanted to die, truly when the time came?
    If tomorrow never comes I would like to have God make the decision.
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  • (10/22/2005 10:39:00 AM)

    This is a tough subject as I have said before. I for one am glad I did not become a doctor. I could not have handled these sort of decisions even if someone had put in writting etc. to have this done. But I do know myself and I do not want to be kept alive by artificial means if I should ever end up in a vegetative state or get to a point where I can no longer be kept alive naturally. (Report) Reply

  • (10/22/2005 9:22:00 AM)

    Herbert, I'm glad I'm not a doctor who has this issue very literallly in front of them. I have come to believe that the medical world has no right to keep people lingering between both worlds...and that when someone in clear mind has asked for help in leaving this earth because of an incurable, painful condition, then there ought to be help for that person. If I were diagnosed with altzheimers, for example, I would not want to linger in the awful twilight zone that I have seen go on for years. Would you?

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 22, 2005

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