Andrew Barkley writes to ERGO: I’m an author and someone living with a critical illness. I’ve recently written a poem in support of ‘dignity in dying’.
Ode to Life – TIME
Life is retiring me, how am I to cope?
Futile now it seems, my last lifeline of hope
What is to become of me, this frail life I behold
Soon I will need to be bathed, fed, and clothed
Society imposes on me, to gracefully grow old
To let mother nature decide my fate, so I am told
Where is the grace in dying, my body indisposed
Shall I call time on this lifeline, for whom the bell tolls.