Poem Friday 04/17/2015 – They Would Put Me In Jail


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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

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