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The Web Poetry Corner - James Bredin - DNA the Canadian Way

DNA the Canadian Way


James Bredin

Fate and fortune written there in your DNA,
What dreadful disease you’re due to die from on display,
If we could only read it or decode it; would it be good or bad?
They will some day soon but will it make us glad or sad?

Will it identify criminals before jail?
Could they claim they’re DNA sick to get bail?
How will pompous politicians screw this all up?
As they try to control the information as we check up.

How could religion get involved in all of this?
Will they tell us not to check it or it’s the abyss?
Could we find some solutions and a cure for cancer?
If we live to be a hundred will that be the answer?

I’m truly sorry if this has caused you to think,
Maybe change is inevitable and this is the link,
So we’re not just stuck forever in the status quo,
With Ottawa politicians pretending they know.

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