Black Poetry : Suicide or Freedom?

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  1. WindWalker

    WindWalker Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Suicide or Freedom?


    When the body’s functions get confused
    and help is needed for your every move,
    is it wrong to choose a peaceful death then?
    Why is such a choice called suicide?

    ‘Tis said dying for one’s country is heroic:
    doesn't a soldier stepping on foreign soil
    not know he might be killed: is this not suicide?
    Ah, but wait: perhaps it is OK to kill oneself
    providing one is willing to kill another first?
    Am I getting this right?

    We can use our mind to choose our time of death,
    or we can leave it to the body to decide:
    which makes the most sense?
    Are we not reasoning creatures?
    Should we not have a choice, to live or to die?

    Technology makes it possible to keep bodies alive,
    often in horrible agony and torment of mind
    when in a natural state, such a life would terminate,
    and the spirit be set free: what are we afraid of?

    Dignity! Right to choose! Autonomy to an individual!
    Individual power over death: unacceptable to the system.
    There are those given the power of life and death over others:
    They need this power – but they hide under morality;
    They also need the money drugs provide,
    and hide that under some Divine rule:
    Ah! What lovely hypocrisy!

    So they make themselves judge and jury
    and the groans of the dying in their pain
    fill their hospitals’ corridors and float everywhere: a curse!
    They set their personal morality against another's
    denying peace and comfort in the last hours of life,
    but it is only greed: profit from the drugs and from the fees,
    nothing more, nothing at all.
     
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    Tight flow in this one Windwalker....
     
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    excellent flow poet...like the truth revealed here...

    ope.
     
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    Nice scribe poet!

    People are afraid of the truth and in this piece the truth has reared its head!
    Peace Poet!
     
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    Reason Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You Dropped....

    Anutha Thought Provoking Joynt! Ima go think on dat...

    Much Respect
    Reas
     
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    What indeed are we afraid of
    Do we or do we not have a spirit of fear
    Fear of what
    Do we or do we not
    Believe what we preach
    (Freedom of choice) is what it is all about
     
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