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2077  … May 18th, 2014
James Bredin

In twenty seventy seven all us old guys will be dead,
We'll be mostly forgotten because we didn't do much; it is said,
But then, the younger guys now will be turning seventy seven,
That's where I am now and I don't think I'll ever get to heaven.

It's the dying that bothers me because some people die in pain,
We can't have medically assisted death and we can't even complain,
Because those who rule the roost told Sue Rodriguez she had to die,
They didn't have to give any reason or even say why.

We are numbers at the bottom of a Canadian pile,
In an issue that should be provincial for us to go in style,
Why is it so difficult to get this idea across?
Why do they look at medically assisted death as a loss?

May 18th, 2014