“The Render Wagon” _ a poem by The Bard of Murdock

Today’s poem by The Bard of Murdock is a satire on the  euthanasia practices of the Dutch. It was originally published on Monday, March 12, 2012.

The Render Wagon

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The render wagon’s on its way
To pick up dear old dad.
He’s lived a long and useful life,
And ending it is sad.
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But now he’s spending his estate
On healthcare profiteers,
To ease the pain and suffering
In these, his later years.
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And when his money’s spent and gone
He may just turn to me,
For room and board and God knows what,
That he’ll expect for free.
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So now I’ve called the mobile team
To have dear dad consigned
To doctors who perform the task
We Dutch call Levenseinde.
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And when he’s gone, I’ll miss him so,
But I shall be consoled,
By all the guilders I can count
When vader’s things are sold.
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And then I plan to emigrate
Across the Zuiderzee,
Beyond the reach of children who
May do the same to me.
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