James Bredin

Rookie (1933 / Ennis Canada)

Powerful Opposition... Nov 21st,2012 - Poem by James Bredin


Powerful religions do not allow assisted suicide,
Some men dressed in red like cardinals will get to decide,
And god is on their side so you better pay attention,
And suicide is a mortal sin or did I already mention?

Many of my old friends and comrades and neighbors are dead,
Soon enough; I will too; which is something I really dread,
Because death-with-dignity is banned in this great land,
So it's the unknown factor of my upcoming death, I can't stand.

The silent unknown factor of our lives is our health,
This is profound, regardless of your rank and your wealth,
It has a bearing on when, where, how and why you will die,
In a country where death-with-dignity is denied.

Nov 21st,2012

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 21, 2012

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