Poor Ole Buster's Wife Monologue

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“Honey, my name is Priscilla, now you’ll have to forgive me; my memory ain’t quite what it used to be, when I can remember anyway. You see, my health is failing, sometimes I don’t remember what day it is, my husband Jim, and well he passed away some years ago, hard to remember exactly. Me and Jim, well Jim loved me more than ever, and well, I don’t like being here without him, but that’s not my reason for this story. You see, I would like to end my life, I know, I know, suicide is against the law, but you see, this old bird has lived a great life, it’s getting to the point my only memories are of pain and misery. I am a huge burden on my family, Judy does what she can, but she has young ones of her own now and they need her very much. Funny, you can put ole Buster down, the family dog when you feel his life ain’t worth living, but me? No I have to suffer through “god’s intentions.” Poor ole Buster13 years old ain’t bad for a Lab, he had cancer and well, not much longer to live. I think people deserve the same right, don’t you? I am requesting to end my life because I have nothing left to live for, my memories don’t even feel like mine, this pain is unbearable, the cancer is going to take me anyway, the percentages on pancreatic cancer (stage 3) are very slim and…show more content…
There are many people against Physician assisted suicide saying it’s morally wrong, religiously wrong, and most religious people say the bible says you cannot go to heaven if you commit suicide. The Bible itself has suicides in it: “six accounts of suicide in the Bible, the most notorious being those of King Saul (1 Samuel 31:2-5) and Judas (Matthew 27:3-5). Others are Abimelech (Judges 9:50-54), Samson (Judges 16:23-31), Ahithophel (2 Samuel 17:23), and Zimri (1 Kings 16:15-20). As far as I can tell, none of the six is explicitly condemned for taking his life.” (Smedes
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