Treasure Island

James Bredin

(1933 / Ennis Canada)

BELIEVE IT... SEPT 3RD,2013


All the dogs and many of the people from long ago are dead,
And we can’t have death-with-dignity the Supreme Court said,
But there is for dogs and cats so go check at your local vets,
Though Canadians can’t have it and they dare not show they’re upset.




So what can we do to get death-with-dignity legalized?
While those suffering and dying in pain, feel truly agonized,
While the preachers on the pulpits raise their voices and their hands,
And preach no death-with-dignity in our Canadian lands.




Our politicians, priests, popes and pompous persons on TV,
Have caught us in their religious clutches as tight as we can be,
Somewhere somehow our so called democracy has disappeared,
And worse; we’ve been trained to think that this is holy and not weird.

SEPT 3RD,2013

Submitted: Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 04, 2013

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BELIEVE IT... SEPT 3RD,2013
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JAMES BREDIN

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