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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

A patients right to die!


Disease ravages the body

Pain torments the brain.

Euthanasia ends it softly

It is truly humane.


It's called mercy killing

Or physician assisted suicide.

It's none of the governments business

If a patient chooses to die.


Why should they suffer

It's their right to choose.

Who are you to judge

Till you've walked in their shoes.


Painless termination of life

It's a patients right.

No judge or politician

Could possibly know their plight.


Welcome to America

Land of the free?

Where liberal courts and judges

Decide your destiny!

Submitted: August 27, 2007

© Copyright 2022 bellavistabear. All rights reserved.

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boy you sure are daring. such a contraversal subject. although I agree with you, because there is no such thing as death, and yes living in a diseased body is torture. an end to the physical isn't an end to the person it's only a deliverance from pain. I wish you luck with this one. :) :) katie

Mon, August 27th, 2007 4:03am



Thanks! I enjoy stirring the pot, this isn't the only controversial topic I've written about, and surely won't be the last.

Take care,

Brian (bellavistabear)

Sun, August 26th, 2007 10:44pm



Well expressed and presented. Gave it a "5".

Disagree, most vehemently, with your perspective and opinion. The solution to human suffering is not the voluntary or involuntary destruction of human life. Modern medicine has the means to block the pain of the terminally ill. Moreover, patients can, in advance, give "do not resusitate" instructions to care-givers without violating any moral or ethical standards with which I am aware.

Another issue:

If you have a healthy appetite for controversy, why then did you not keep your posting of "A Muslim In The White House" posted. As I wanted my own comment on it to continue to be posted as well. The Booksie people assured me that they did not remove it from the Booksie website. So someone is not being truthful. Unless some 3d party was able to invade the site and remove it without anyone knowing about it. Read the following.

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2007 11:32 PM
To: Booksie: Sol Nasis
Subject: Booksie: Postings Anomalies


1. This is to inform you of a posting: "A Muslim In The White House." by bellavistabear was removed surreptiously from the rankings and listings on Booksie. It was most controversial. To say the least. But not profane or vulgar or disgusting or insulting of anyone on Booksie. Except for insulting remarks made against bellavistabear in the Comments. I also left a long comment but it was not insulting. I think this posting should be re-posted, in the rankings and listings, by whoever removed it. For one thing I might want to save it as a webpage as my remarks are of interest to me. Even if not to anyone else.

If someone has posted something considered to be too controversial, then this needs to be explained to them without anyone, unilaterally, removing their work and not informing them of what has happened to their posting. And why.

"bellavistabear" is someone with whom I, often, disagree. Does not make me think he needs to be censored. Some censorship might be advisable for some others though.

I, personally, would like an explanation if my comment/s were considered offensive and why this was so. I do stand by the accuracy of my statements or remarks in this posting.

2. In May, 2007, someone or something invaded my work-station and deleted my folder of Booksie correspondence after not receiving any posting alerts for those writers, of whom I am a fan, for a period of weeks. Don't know what happened but I also wish to have my copies of our correspondence, with one another, returned.

3. Have also noticed, as before and on an intermittent basis, some readers have left me comments without there being a corresponding increase in the number of reads. For the same posting. Makes me think that some of the Booksie programming staff may be, clandestinely, exercising their own editorial bias with respect to what is posted. Merely because the topics are controversial and some may find the views expressed to be objectionable. Or they may be favoring or "handicapping" some of the Booksie members posting their work. For example: My #-of-reads are modest but my #-of-fans ranking is high. Though this may be a meaningless correlation, on my part, it seems most mysterious to me.

Happy trails,

Ed Bradley.

Edward J. Bradley, Sr.

Hi Ed,

We have not removed any of bellavistabear's postings. He may have taken the work down himself or they may have not received enough activity on subsequent days to stay in the rankings. I do believe one of his poems made it to the homepage today.

I'm not sure what you mean by invaded work station. We have no access to your computer and couldn't delete something from it.

In terms of views, pages refresh at different times so it may take a few minutes for the view counter to update after someone has visited. We're working to change that and make it more real-time. I wonder if this is where the discrepancy is coming from?

I hope that answers some of your questions.

On another note, we're getting ready to roll out a new version of Booksie that will incorporate many of your previous comments. I hope you on early as a beta-tester. More to come.



Sol Nasisi


theNextBigWriter, LLC


To bellavistabear, once again, and on a lighter note:

In the 1960's and 1970's, I was a big supporter of "Youth In Asia". The problem: "How do you get them to go?"

Happy trails,

Ed Bradley.

Wed, September 19th, 2007 1:53am



I didn't realize it wasn't on the site anymore. I have so many works on here I just assumed it was now so far back in the pages that nobody was reading it anymore..I hadn't gotten any additional hate mail regarding it. Thanks for the heads up. As to how it got removed? I haven't a clue. I've never steered away from controvery and never will...anymore than I will apologise for my opinion. Quite frankly, I enjoy the typical "knee jerk" reactions I get. I can usually predict just who will scream the longest and loudest...

As for your comments on Euthanasia. So, they have drugs to ease the pain of the terminally ill...Why should they have to continue to live in that condition if they don't want too? It's a persons right to choose when they live and die. It's a choice between them and their God. It's none of the states business. Governments Moral and Ethical standards?? Well that is an oxymoron if I've ever heard one. The last thing I want is a bunch of mindless,spineless,corrupt politicians telling me what is right and what is wrong...Talk about the pot calling the kettle black...

As always Ed, your comments are thoughtful and incisive and much appreciated!

Take care,

Brian (bellavistabear)

P.S. I'll gladly repost a Muslim in the White House.

Wed, September 19th, 2007 7:14am

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