The Difficult Decision of Euthanasia Poem
Dr. Debra –
I thought you may use this at the appropriate time. I hope it will give someone solace when that difficult decision such as euthanasia must be made. I’m a senior and have had to make that decision too many times. It never gets easy, regardless the circumstances.
– Ken Keim
Thanks Ken – we will share your poem with our readers! – Dr. Debra
That Difficult Decision
May I go now?
Do you think the time is right?
May I say goodbye to pain filled days and endless lonely nights?
I’ve lived my life and done my best,
an example tried to be.
So can I take that step beyond and set my spirit free?
I didn’t want to go at first,
I fought with all my might.
But something seems to draw me now
to a warm and loving light.
I want to go
I really do.
It’s difficult to stay.
But I will try as best I can
to live just one more day.
To give you time to care for me
and share your love and fears.
I know you’re sad and afraid,
because I see your tears.
I’ll not be far,
I promise that,
and hope you’ll always know
that my spirit will be close to you
wherever you may go.
Thank you so for loving me.
You know I love you too,
that’s why it’s hard to say goodbye
and end this life with you.
So hold me now just one more time
and let me hear you say,
because you care so much for me,
you’ll let me go today.
We hope this poem gives you comfort if you have to make a difficult decision about your dog or cats quality of life and consider euthanasia. It is never an easy decision.