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Friday, December 19, 2014

DEATH WITH DIGNITY AND YOU ... DEC 19TH, 2014

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DEATH WITH DIGNITY AND YOU     ...    DEC 19TH, 2014
BY
JAMES BREDIN

Too many of my old comrades died in hospital beds,
Though I can still remember almost everything they said,
They had no choice about when, where or how they would die,
Without doctor assisted death, they couldn't even ask why?

It's a subject that our politicians will never discuss,
Because in Canada, they believe, it was ever thus,
Though they got it in Quebec which is a mystery to me,
Should we pay attention or pretend we don't see?

We don't have binding referendums so we're stuck,
No death with dignity for you or a non Quebec Canuck,
And our politicians are busy at the moment, here and there,
Without death-with-dignity, we don't have a prayer.

Dec 19th, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

CAN WE CHANGE? DEC 18TH, 2014

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CAN WE CHANGE?  DEC 18TH, 2014
by
JAMES BREDIN

Compulsory voting by mail or by hand should be  the law,
Proportional representation, set-date elections and recall,
Doctor assisted death made legal by a binding referendum check
Tax-and-spend politicians should be considered grotesque.

All senators elected every five years on another set date,
Party politicians can't ignore the public in their debates,
Trudeau's Charter of Rights up for change every ten years,
If this can come to pass; Canadians will have no fears.

But for some unknown reason, we have to tolerate the here and now
No death with dignity because it might cause a row,
No politician can be recalled, no matter what he has done,
Busy travelling the world and talking on his cell phone.


Dec 18th, 2014

Saturday, December 13, 2014

RCN FOREVER ... DEC 13TH, 2014

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RCN FOREVER           DEC 13TH, 2014
BY
JAMES BREDIN

Our Navy had tot time every day for hundreds of years,
Very strong old Royal Navy tradition for comrades and peers,
It was an up-spirits culture of two and a half ounces of rum,
If you were there back then, you knew the rules of thumb.

It had to be drank right there on the quarterdeck at noon,
Groups of matlos sitting around in little communes,
I'd like to go back again if only for one more tot time,
But they banned it in the seventies -- not very sublime.

And now they came up with more rules because some sailors got drunk,
They must have been too drunk to even find their own bunks,
I don't think the navy is as much fun now as it used to be,
Is it just what they are writing in the papers or is it just me?

Dec 13th, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014

SINFUL SUICIDE DEC 8TH, 2014

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SINFUL SUICIDE…                Dec 8th, 2014
BY
JAMES BREDIN

Many Canadian politicians go to Ottawa and hide,
Not all of them but many do, on their political ride,
So no doctor assisted suicide for you, my friend,
Even if you are in big pain and going 'round the bend.

Why would that be, and we seem to be caught in a trap?
We have no binding referendums and we can't give them a slap?
But we do have distant elections every five years,
Though nothing changes despite our tweets and tears.

The ideal death would be in comfort, dignity and peace,
No pain, discomfort or annoyance from something indiscreet,
No great need to be kept alive by artificial means,
Prolonging a painful life using some medical machines.



DEC 8TH, 2014








Sunday, December 7, 2014

NATIONAL DEATH WITH DIGNITY DEC 7TH, 2014

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NATIONAL DEATH WITH DIGNITY        DEC 7TH, 2014
BY
JAMES BREDIN
Now hidden stuff -- never mentioned in parliament or on TV,
Even when the sick and dying from cancer make a political plea,
So we are caught in the dilemma of religion, politics and death,
And prominent party silence from the right, middle and left,

And we have no binding referendums so we cannot get a change,
Therefore nothing changes and they are too busy to arrange,
Trudeau gave us his Charter but with no binding referendums,
Can't force them to change so sometimes we really feel like bums.

Because doctor assisted death could be extremely important,
Otherwise you could be left to die alone in pain and torment,
We have elections every five years and what more could we want?
How about referendums and death with dignity and no need to taunt?

DEC 7TH, 2014
MERRY CHRISTMAS

Saturday, December 6, 2014

SMOKE AND MIRRORS DEC 5TH, 2014

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SMOKE AND MIRRORS       DEC 5TH, 2014
by
JAMES BREDIN
Some people want to know the date and time that they will die,
When they will have that meeting with god somewhere up in the sky,
Obviously an important date but some say it can't be planned,
Death with dignity is forbidden; though it would be grand.


Why are some so completely opposed to doctor assisted death?
It can't be planned even if you are sick and on your last breath,
The result of decision made by Supreme Court appointees,
You just can't have it; no matter how many times you say please.


Smoke and mirror political bafflegab galore,
After years and years, and it gets worse and we still don't know  the score,
We don't have binding referendums so we can't change a thing,
But there's an election somewhere off in the distance; did the phone ring?
Dec 5th, 2014

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

PAINFUL LOU GEHRIG'S DISEASE ... DEC 3RD, 2014

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PAINFUL LOU GEHRIG'S DISEASE      … DEC 3RD, 2014
BY
JAMES BREDIN
It's not possible to avoid your upcoming death,
It's something in your future; I hope you don't regret,
There's no easy way out because death with dignity is banned,
Therefore there's nothing we can do and it can't be planned.

The government of course has this issue swept under the rug,
And your local party politician will just give you a shrug,
A real leader would be able to figure out a way through this,
Instead of pretending that they are too busy and just dismiss.

This is a subject; you are barely aware it exists,
It's illegal, which the preachers, priests and politicians persist,
They did it to Sue Rodriguez when she wanted to die,
She had painful Lou Gehrig's disease and that was why.


DEC 3RD, 2014