James Bredin

(1933 / Ennis Canada)

IS THIS WEIRD? ... 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

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

IS THIS WEIRD? ... SEPT 3RD,2013
BY
JAMES BREDIN

Comments about this poem (IS THIS WEIRD? ... SEPT 3RD,2013 by James Bredin )

Enter the verification code :

  • Laurie X3 (9/3/2013 5:08:00 PM)

    Very profound point you make. In Ecclesiastes it says who are we to think that our soul goes up and animals souls go down? The same befalls us all, it is only vanity that makes us think different. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. The Sands of Ithaca, Midnights Voice
  2. Programmer's Love, Brian Johnston
  3. Lost, Poetry Love
  4. I Want, Poetry Love
  5. Pet Shop Boys, Michael McParland
  6. Red lips and me, binod bastola
  7. Evidence, Kyle Schlicher
  8. Preserved or Lost, Esther Thornburg
  9. Doing Inventory, Kyle Schlicher
  10. Concertina Wire, Kyle Schlicher

Poem of the Day

poet Edgar Allan Poe

Kind solace in a dying hour!
Such, father, is not (now) my theme-
I will not madly deem that power
Of Earth may shrive me of the sin
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Jacques Prevert

 

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]