A Right to Live, A Right to Die

by Kerrie Ann Salsac

A right to wake

A right to rest

A right not to know

A right to know best


We choose our clothes

But not our kin

We can choose our goals

But not if we’ll win


Free will is ours

Or so we thought

For when death comes near

Our will is for naught


Decisions fall hard

On those close by

To cling on to hope

Or to let you die


We choose our path

But not it’s end

We can choose to stay

But not to ascend


A right to live

A right to die

A right not to ask

A right to ask why


Discover more of my writing on my Writing for Life Blog


3 Comments to “A Right to Live, A Right to Die”

  1. I agree with you, I have told my wife I do not drugs to prolong my life if I have no life as I would know it.

  2. A right to live and the right to decide to live or die, indeed 🙂

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