The Right to Life
I have so many rights.
The right to be wrong included
But right over my own life is excluded
The right to choose my time to die
To retain dignity in death
That right I do not have yet
The right to end my pain
When life becomes unbarable to me
Laws still force me to live and to be
Justice and peace will be denied
My pain will not be a consideration
My suffering not used in mitigation
The law will not care about my dignity
Dictates I live against my own choice
Will not listen to my screaming voice.
So death with dignity and choice is illegal
But prolonged suffering is fine?
Christ have mercy on the dying.
© Dave Kavanagh @ daithiocaomanaigh.com