ASSISTED SUICIDE # TRIGGER WARNING

This is a powerful poem. Whatever your views are on “assisted suicide”, I recommend reading Lorraine’s post. I am torn on the issue. As a liberal (with a small) I feel, in the final analysis that it is not the job of the state, society, the family (or anyone else) to tell (or pressure) another human being into taking what is, quite literally, a life and death decision. But, when a person is in extreme pain and wishes to die, I am not sure that I have the right to deny that “release” to the one who fervently wishes to escape from suffering. The whole issue of euthanasia has (quite naturally) been muddied by the horrendous activities of Nazi Germany. In the Third Reich those with mental or physical disabilities where killed or sterilised as “life unworthy of living”/”useless eaters”. Action T-4 casts a baleful shadow over the whole debate, and the issue splits people across party and other divides. Kevin

I HAVE POSTED THIS AGAIN BECAUSE SOMEONE WISHED TO READ IT. AS I COULD NOY FIND IT IN MY BLOG POSTS I HAVE COPIED IT FROM MY WORD DOCUMNT.

ASSISTED SUICIDE. (Mirror cinquains).

Slowly
They creep up on
My exhausted spirit,
The words “assisted suicide”,
Put there
By those
Who say you are a huge burden,
A drain on family,
“It’s your duty
To go.

We can’t
Care for you now,
You are too much for us,
It’s only right that you should go,
Go now,
Quickly.
We will take you to that good place,
Soon it will be over,
Suffer no more
My dear.”

“Your words
Confuse me so,
My mind can’t take it in,
My pain is great, yet still I want
To fight.
Give me
The chance to live despite the pain,
It’s MY life still to live,
Not yours to take,
Hear me.”

“Selfish
Your words…

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