July the fifth
and I scribe in his name
in ink and hope
and think I’ll go mad;
a whole month to wait
before we meet,
before we meet
on that dreadful day.
This date has significance,
for him for me,
a sad anniversary of a time
when fate decreed
we both should be there
upon that street,
upon that street
when strangers came.
They came in ships
of brilliant gold,
the skies their sea
this Earth their shore
and how in awe we were
of tales they told
of how they would set us free,
release us from this hell of war.
We weary of the battle then
welcomed them with open arms,
these saviours from some distant world
who would quell our pain
and free us from our Earthly bonds
and they whispered in our ears their names
and their names are Yutha Nasia.
Twas some time ‘fore we realised
on some dreadful dawn
that although we, imperfect born,
deserved and so desired to live.
Yet Earth had changed
lost all humanity
and man joined Yuthas’ battle cry:
Give the marred their rights
and let them die!
Twas soon we lost all hope
as mankind slid down the slippery slope,
and now we have no rights at all
and today we both received the call
and soon we shall be no more
as death waits for us at the door,
the door of Yutha Nasia.
Today, I invite you to consider calendars. You might want to look at your own Planner from 2013, choose a day and let it tell you a story. Or maybe, check out a wall calendar and let the art speak out to you (I’m looking at a little-known painting by van Gogh as I write this.) Consider time. What messages do you receive from the changing seasons? If you’re into astrology, perhaps you will find inspiration in one of the signs…your own or a loved one’s? How has the passing of the years (otherwise known as aging) affected or changed you?
I keep neither calendar nor diary as I just remember everything. Well not strictly true as I forget birthdays and anniversaries’ – even forgot my son’s birthday twice – how bad is that. But everything else I remember.
So I just wrote a date and let it take me where it wanted – although I never expected where it took me.
I have great concerns regarding the slippery slope of what euthanasia has become and I may or may not have witnessed non-voluntary and involuntary euthanasia. Further reading can be found below.
Image: Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
The euthanasia machine was created by Dr Philip Nitschke