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At the races and only just in their 20’s how fabulous they look
My Mum and Dad so young and happy, great times together they took
They could never have imagined what the future could bring them both
My Dad died rather young my Mum with Dementure no sign of improvement or growth
For those loved ones who were close and have passed this way
Watch over my Mum. May she join you? She is in a place she does not want to stay
She says “I am trying to be brave but my heart hurts so much”
With a mountain of tears she sobs on my shoulder, for goodness sake Dad come get her, she needs your strong touch
Like many, in this world Dementure takes a hold
To a home they are sent – “they will take care of you she is told”.
They lose their home, their identity and in her case her dog
They give them drugs to ease the pain, so their mind is calmed into a fog
Yep my Mum she has lost her dog the one thing she holds dear
My beautiful Mum says “I never dreamt in my lifetime I would be in a place like here
Mum is now going 95 and wishes to die each day
Surely we have the right to decide for ourselves, how and which way
I feel her pain, her emptiness, her loss of pride
A home of many vacant minds, there is no place for her to hide
Why is it that the law will not bend?
Because society decides, with no quality of life, we must live right to the end?
She is now not safe, within a few weeks, to be on her own
The length of her future or the quality is surely not known
God show mercy and bring her some peace
Help her hurt go away, make it cease
She asks – “Is this purgatory for me here right now?” I don’t know
Not being a Catholic, I know you are a great person Mum so Heaven is where you will go
So when you get there give my Dad my Brother a big hug and you can from me say hello
“Can you give me a pill that could put me asleep permanently and not fail”
“Mum I so would but its illegal and they would put me in Jail”
The great pain I feel for her and the many tears I shed
I think we all need to consider for us what lies ahead
They say we choose our parents before we enter this earth
Well we should have the right to leave as we chose our birth
Well Mum I am no longer with you in person and I know you are lonely and becoming frail
Euthanasia is an illegal option, my dear Mum I would if I could but they would put me in jail
I very rarely complain – do I? Well this time I am, and so pissed off. It is not the first time this Airline has overcharged (in my opinion). For changing a flight date ($400) for what i believe a compassionate reason (Mother gravely ill) and not only did I have to pay that ridiculous price for changing my flight date they downgraded me to economy even though I had paid for a Works Deluxe seat. By this time I had almost paid for a ticket to America and back. Once again paying for a ‘Works Deluxe’ seat this week ($603 one way from Tauranga) I was ushered to an economy seat. This has not happened once it has happened twice. This ticket allows you into the lounge. Well I bloody near had to tackle the host to get in as they told me my ticket did not allow entrance to this area. Word of advice” Always Always” keep your online ticket to show proof (which I did thank goodness) of your purchase. Don’t assume that your passport is enough proof. These airlines can change your ticket and without you realizing they have downgraded you not upgraded. They do so without verbally letting you know.
This last trip the staff very nicely put me in a seat with more room ‘BUT NO ENTERTAINMENT’ it was not working – so I just had to drink more wine – Thanks to that very nice steward on flight NZ139
If they had upgraded me this letter would not exist.
Anyway I feel better now for getting this off my chest but a word of warning to all those who travel with Air New Zealand always check your boarding ticket to make sure you get what you paid for before you leave the counter.
This is ingenious! Not everyones cup of tea but you have to admit it is very clever. A great deal of thought of design has gone into this with remarkable results.
Take a look and I am sure you will agree especially if you are the outdoor type or think out of the box.