James Bredin

Rookie (1933 / Ennis Canada)

Why The Opposition? .... May 7th,2013 - Poem by James Bredin

Why is there so much opposition to assisted suicide?
Have they announced that only they are right and can decide?
Because democracy doesn’t count when it comes to your death,
Because, though they don’t say; it’s a religious issue, you can bet.

Why do some countries and states allow it but we don’t?
Though not in Canada but maybe soon in the State of Vermont,
And also; the States of Oregon and Washington have it now,
Though here, still; it is causing one terrible religious row.

Is there a chance that it could become a provincial cause?
But we have no leadership there, for no reason - just because,
And as you get older and sicker, you might think about this,
Sue Rodriguez did and they didn’t even mention the Swiss.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 8, 2013

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