World - End Of Life Options

I watched something on the television in a program about Euthanasia
And since my father died from cancer what palliative care would be a saviour
I can understand I think how sick people would want a choice in their death
And some dignity with it from degenerative diseases that are horrible in their breath
Countries are legislating this choice for their people in their death decision's depth
The Netherlands made it legal with the help of a doctor to have an assisted death

Then the program showed Antoinette a Dutch older citizen
Whose ailment was a psychological illness in her lament in her end
With her doctor she presented an argument about ending it all
Because her depression was so bad she wanted it to count as her fall
On the day of her death she had her friends, son and daughter there
For a death ceremony in her bedroom after saying goodbye for all to care

If these end of life options were to be legislated for each one of us
With a lowering of the bar would other reasons for suicide be without a fuss
When these reasons are factored in would we shrug and say it's want they want
And assisted deaths become the norm in examining their reasons in their font
Old age, infirmity, disability or person's finite choice would be the reason
With a doctor's note agreeing to the reasons pinned to the latest victim in the end

But I find these psychological reasons to be without a lot of sense for assisted suicide
Smacking of the Nazis and getting rid of people that society would not abide
Finally would it be that the person to die may not have a choice for themselves?

© Paul Warren Poetry

by Paul Warren

Comments (9)

Quite a write to sum up so skillfully such a controversial and delicate subject in poetic fashion. Excellent job
getting rid of people that society would not abide Finally would it be that the person to die may not have a choice for themselves? Nice poem. Good work.
Congratulations on being chosen poet of the day. You tackle a complex subject in your work, the ensuing reaction to which will serve as a reminder of the polarizing considerations involved. Yet these subjects belong as much to the realm of art as to the realms of science and politics, because I doubt we will ever be able to divorce our decisions in these matters from the consequences they bring to bear on our souls.
Congratulations on your poem being chosen Paul. Great one!
With a doctor's note! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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