(written by Ron Panzer, President, Hospice Patients Alliance, 2005).

You banned me?? What?

I can’t believe it! She is my own sister!

How could you possible prevent me
prevent me from seeing my own sister
in the hospital, in the hospice, in the nursing home?

She is blood of my blood;
we grew up together, played together,
shared so many times together!
We fought together and forgave each other.
I am like the left hand and she is like the right!
and you prevent us from seeing each other?

You dare to ban me from seeing my own blood relative?

I want nothing for myself!
I don’t want money, or house, or possessions.
I just want to see my sister! my own sister.

We bought you gifts when you were small.
We hugged you and complimented you
on how much you’ve grown.

We watched and admired your achievements,
how you’ve blossomed into a young woman, and how you’ve
Come to have your own life and career.

But now! You have decided? You know?
You are to pronounce life or death upon our own?
our sister?

You banned us for trying to save our sister?
prevented us from seeing the one we love!
After we traveled hours to see her,
You ordered security guards to prevent us,
stop us, show us the door?

We ask for nothing but the best for her.
You ask that she die.
We ask for fairness, for mercy.
You ask that she die.

You put into motion a process to have her killed,
denying her life-giving water and food!
We begged to allow her to live!

We know that there is a time for all of us to pass on,
a time to let go, when death comes naturally,
but this is not the time,
So how dare you decide!

Are you God? Do you think you are God?
We know that God gives life and God takes life.
But you have decided?
You dare take to yourself what only God should decide?

What are you thinking? How could you?
And you have banned us, … us! …
your own family! her own family!
You show us neither fairness nor mercy!
Shame! Shame on you!

Is this the practice of love and kindness
That you and all of us have been taught?
I don’t think so!

Shame! Shame on you!

Mercy! Have mercy on her!

Dear God,
Save us in this dark hour,
Save us in our time of need!


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About leninnightingale

A nurse who for decades challenged the nursing establishment, echoing the voices of the silent many- the downtrodden nurses, students, care assistants, patients, and relatives that the 'system' overlooks. This site will present issues that many fear to engage in, prefering to believe what they are told by the Government's 'Ministry of Truth' (i.e. 'Lies').
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  1. Carol Dimon says:

    search Ron panzer on google or GIBIRU- brilliant stuff re privatisation and hospices in particular,

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