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Abortion Poetry

Updated on September 12, 2014

Abortion Hurts....

Abortion hurts everyone at some point. Whether it's the mother that goes through with it, the father that has to deal with it, siblings, other family members or friends... and let's not forget the baby. This collection of poetry is toward the fight against unnecessary abortion, and the abortion rights for the baby.

The emotional heartbreak is almost beyond bearing from either perspective.

Photos and poetry found on this article are ©Jolene Belmain.

Other pictures provided by:Karen Whimsy

Unforgotten

It didn't hurt then

but now I feel the pain.

They took you from me

and nobody was to gain.

I told them to do it,

not only they are to blame.

If only things could be undone,

so I would have you to claim.

I didn't think it would hurt

this much; this long.

I thought I would feel better

once you were gone.

The crying of a newborn baby

to me would sound like a song.

I realize now that what I did

was not only unfair to you, but wrong.

The feeling of you kicking

inside of me

would fill my heart

with such glee,

and I should've realized then

that you would be

a precious little baby

I could hold and see.

©Jolene Belmain

Today I will love you

Today...

Today, I stretched my arms.

I wiggled my toes.

I rolled my shoulders.

I touched my nose.

Today, I have more senses;

More feelings than I had yesterday.

Tomorrow...

Tomorrow, I shall feel the fresh air,

For the first and last time.

Enjoy one more moment of

My mama's heartbeat;

Of mine.

I shall taste my mama's

Favourite food,

One last time...

I wish she'd realize that this isn't her life;

But mine.

Goodbye Mama, I love you!

©Jolene Belmain

If you are thinking about getting an abortion or would like more info on abortions to make a decision, here are some websites you should research first:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abortion

On Wikipedia

Wondering what they do, or how they do it?

http://www.lifesitenews.com/abortiontypes/Different abortion methods.

On Life Site News

WARNING ^ this site ^ has graphic photo's and content

Pregnancy can be scary... Just breath!

My life

My life; your choice

Your words; your voice

They bring sharp knife

Your choice; my life

You lay; I fight

You wrong; me right

Total darkness; bright light

Sharp pain; goodnight

Not fair; can't cry

I truthful; you lie

I say love me; you say bye

You live; I die

Going to sleep; you're tore

Me innocent; you unsure

You fine; me sore

Heartbeat no more

©Jolene Belmain

Life is precious.

Life is precious.
Life is precious.

Death of a Child

I close my eyes

and think of the past.

All of those lies

you said the pain wouldn't last.

That child could have been mine,

to have and to hold,

I thought the pain would decline

but I was given fools gold.

The child I will never know

haunts my life; my dreams.

I now have nothing to show

but regret it seems.

The death of a child

affects people so much.

I threw out my smile

while others fight for their touch.

I wasted your life

I'm so sorry I did.

It hurts more than that knife,

that took away my own kid.

I am sorry to those

who do not have the choice,

who's child's lives must foreclose

despite the words from their voice.

I shall never again

choose the death of a child.

I want labours' pain

so I can once again smile.

©Jolene Belmain

Let Me Die Before I Wake

Let me die

before I wake,

so that the Lord may

have my soul to take.

The wish I want,

you will make;

so let me die

before I wake.

Let me die

before I wake,

end my life

naturally fake.

I would rather live,

but for goodness' sake;

let me die

before I wake.

©Jolene Belmain

Killing Me Softly

I wanted to keep you

but the Dr. said "NO!"

too many complications

so you had to go

You were killing me inside

I know you didn't mean to

I am not mad at you at all

but very sad to be without you

The things that were happening

neither one of us would have made it

I'm sorry you were sacrificed

so I could live, I admit

I miss your little flutters

like butterflies in my tummy

I rub my belly and wait for you

but instead end up feeling crummy

I pray that you are taken care of

my angel you always were

I just wish I got to know you

before that mighty transfer.

©Jolene Belmain

Which poem touched your heart?

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Enjoy Every Moment

Enjoy Every Moment
Enjoy Every Moment

Remember, there is always a choice...

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/life-wristband-dropped-in-walmart-parking-lot-saves-baby-from-abortion

A touching story about a second chance at life

Abortion Controversy

Should abortions only be allowed for medical reasons?

The Little Things...

The Little Things...
The Little Things...

Do you agree with abortion?

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Abortion Survivors: Abortion Stories - Do you have a child out there?

Here are just a few abortion stories about abortion survivors, and how they live with the fact that they were not supposed to live out their lives. It's upsetting how many mid to late term abortion cases survive, with some mothers being none the wiser.

Would you help a live abortion survive?

Would you help a live abortion survive?

See results

This disgusting act is becoming a trend across the globe. When will we learn that this is not helping anybody.

WARNING: there is very graphic content written is this LifeStyle News article.

http://www.lifesitenews.com/blog/that-victorias-secret-baby-is-just-the-tip-of-a-disturbing-trend

Abandoned Babies

© 2008 JoleneBelmain

What are your views on abortion? - Even non Hubbers can comment

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      JoleneBelmain 3 years ago

      @Charito1962: I appreciate every pro-life comment that I receive on this article. I too believe that there is no baby that does not deserve the right to live, and each one is wanted by someone (even if it is not a biological parent).

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 3 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      I am absolutely against abortion. I truly believe that life begins at the moment of conception, and that every unborn has the right to live! Aborting him is murdering God's innocent creature. - Ms. Charito from the Philippines

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      JoleneBelmain 4 years ago

      @shellys-space: Such a beautiful comment, thanks so much for sharing your views on abortion and adoption :)

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      Shelly Sellers 4 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      I have very strong feelings that these precious babies are a person at the time of conception. As an adoptive mother, I have even stronger feelings that every child is wanted, if not by the bio parents, by someone just wanting to have a forever family through adoption.

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      JoleneBelmain 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Abortion is absolutely one of the top controversial topics that can be at hand for sure, and it is absolutely true that we don't know exactly what is going through the Mother's mind during this time, and so many of them make rash decisions under the influence of others and their intimidation.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      While abortion is an extremely touchy and controversial issue, and while everyone can argue good reasons for the side they choose, I think there's another important aspect to all this that should not go unnoticed. And that is: no one has the right to intimidate, scare, bully, or control another person into doing what THEY want done. We need to have compassion for people who are in tough situations. Ultimately, the choice rests with them, but regardless, we as society should not be condemning and judgmental.

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      JoleneBelmain 4 years ago

      @jolou: It's absolutely devastating how many babies from abortion are born live, and are still discarded and killed despite their strong will of survive... it breaks my heart and I cannot believe some humans can be so cruel to a human life, especially that of an innocent little baby that cannot fend for itself.

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      JoleneBelmain 4 years ago

      @WinWriter: Thank-you so much for enlightening me about abortion survivors, that is something I have honestly never looked up. I have added just a few of them to my page for awareness to other people.

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      jolou 4 years ago

      Your poetry is very beautiful and heartfelt. I have been horrified by the Gosnell trial. It's almost impossible to comprehend. Even worse was that he apparently found several people who either ignored what he was doing, or actively helped kill those innocent babies. Thank you for this moving lens.

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      WinWriter 4 years ago

      I am absolutely against it. Also, I think everyone should be aware of the current case of abortion doctor, Kermit Gosnell, which many mainstream media outlets are not reporting on purpose. It is devastating. Despite my views, I do feel a lot of compassion towards women who feel abortion is the only answer for them. If they could take the time to first research before reacting. Realize that it IS a life that is being taken. God knows every one of us by name even before we are born. A beating heart is a beating heart. Gianna Jessen is a remarkable woman and abortion survivor. I encourage all to look her up and read about her. Every life has great potential and there are many many families that would love to adopt a child.

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      JoleneBelmain 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I am not putting people down who have abortions by any means. I am not calling them names, or anything of the sort. I am simply saying that there are other options available out there, and for certain circumstances, abortions are warranted like rape or incest for instance. A lot of people view abortions in a way too calm, everyday manor of birth control nowadays.

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      JoleneBelmain 4 years ago

      @Loretta L: That's something that a lot of people don't think about, is that the baby is a life that early on, and I agree that the baby has the right to have a life.

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      Loretta Livingstone 4 years ago from Chilterns, UK.

      I feel the pain of the unborn child in your verse. And the pain of the mother. I would prefer that there was a very good reason for abortion, and that if it had to be carried out the cut off date was way, way sooner. Honestly? I thnik once the baby is a sentient being - pretty early on - it should be allowed to keep the life it has.

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      JoleneBelmain 4 years ago

      @RuthieDenise: Yes, I think that if they were surrounded with the proper support, they would see that there is always a different way to deal with life, and the life of their baby.

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      RuthieDenise 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I'm so sorry.

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      RuthieDenise 4 years ago

      I think it is wrong. I think most women that have them are in a bad place and don't know what else to do.

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      JoleneBelmain 4 years ago

      @Silver63: I as well am very pro life. I just found out someone I know had an abortion a few weeks ago for very selfish reasons I feel, and I was quite upset over it.

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      Silver63 4 years ago

      Hi Jolene, very touching! I'm Pro Life, and love what you have done here. Great job.

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Yes, these poems can definitely bring a tear to a persons eye.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Some heart touchable poems.

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @darciefrench lm: That is a very beautiful tribute you have done for your daughter. If someone loves you truly and completely, they will love you for your decisions as well (even if they don't agree with them 100%). I give you a standing ovation for what you have sacrificed.

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      darciefrench lm 5 years ago

      I got pregnant all three times on birth control and gave birth to 3 beautiful babies. The first one I was 17. My dad didn't talk to me for weeks after I refused to abort to suit the family financially. Then he didn't hold the baby for five months after she was born. That baby is now 23 and has no relationship with my side of the family - this is the only loss, and if you ask me, good riddance. A pregnant woman can go with her heart's choice. A father of a pregnant teen is not going with his heart if he recommends abortion. So, anyone considering abortion because someone else thinks its best has a great opportunity to listen to the heart. It was tough to be alienated from the family, moved out, put on welfare. But by God, there is a beautiful woman on the planet who would not be here if I listened to my father.

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @anonymous: That is very sad to hear and I am very sorry that you are going through that right now. It's terrible for your ex to have made you do that.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I was going through mental and emotional abuse, and was forced into termination. I just wish i was stronger then, 16years ago. I am now suffering infertility, and cannot have children. I think about my unborn Angel EVERY day, and will NEVER get over this awful time in my life.

      My ex sat and waited to make sure i went through with it. I now have most WONDERFUL hubby, who i cannot give a child to. THAT is killing me!

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @anonymous: A baby brings a whole new world to those around them, and I feel very bad for the people that don't realize that a baby will change their world for the better, and who think that a baby will just "mess things up". If you get pregnant (even an unplanned one), it happened for a reason, I think. Being able to give birth to a child is a privilege not a right, and should be treated as so.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Responsible people don't have unwanted pregnancies, except for...

      They don't have to choose between life or death of a baby.

      Refreshing the SquidAngel bless, and God bless you for being a voice. :)

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @athomemomblog: Well said, we are currently pregnant and they asked us if we wanted to test for down syndrome... but our thoughts are we would have it even if the test came positive, so we didn't even bother getting the test done.

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      Genesis Davies 5 years ago from Guatemala

      I don't agree with abortion as birth control. I think if you are going to have sex, you have to be ready for the potential consequences. That being said, there are other options, such as adoption.

      As for medical reasons, that's something everyone has to decide for themselves. I do have a son who was born with a fairly severe birth defect, but I would not have chosen to abort if we'd known ahead of time. Sometimes the birth defects are nowhere NEAR what they predict and I would feel horrible not giving a child a chance at life. But that is for everyone to decide on their own.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @JoleneBelmain: People pick to have an abortion because they're too young or cannot support the child and would like to aim for a better lifestyle before having a baby, so that the baby could have a better life. I've been through an abortion as I was too young and couldn't support the child, it really hurts to see people like you putting down all the women out there that have had an abortion.

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @anonymous: It's a sad thing in life, but it always seems like no matter what's going on, it's always the children who suffer the most :(

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I am against abortion. Why kill an innocent child.

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @anonymous: In a lot of situations where people use abortion as a form of birth control because they just don't want the baby, or "didn't mean to get pregnant" I find it especially wrong... some medical conditions, however; cannot be helped if it is truly what is best for the baby.

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @viscri8: Yes, we never truly know what is going on in the brain of anyone who makes the decision to possibly have an abortion.

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Medical reasons are a totally different subject where abortions are concerned... sometimes they are better when certain medical conditions arise. It is especially hard when faced with that choice between trying to do what is best for the baby. I am sorry for your loss :(

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      some of us do WANT are babies!!! I did and he was planned. My husband and I gave are son to Jesus to heal him and to know NO PAIN!!! So please dont judge us for its a hard choice to do when your unborn child has major problems.. what would you do??? A life of pain or set him free before he ever has to know what pain is?? its hurts me everyday but i know hes in a better place and watching over us!!! layed to rest 4-17-12 taken out of Mommy 4-20-12 Jaxson Wayne

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      We should show respect for life by not taking the life of unborn child. Yes even a life is precious to Jehovah our Creator as for the scripture says 'Look, Sons are an inheritance from Jehovah. The fruitage of the belly is a reward.' Psalm 127:3. so abortion is murder in Jehovah's eyes because God views those in the womb as living persons, humans so this means that abortion is wrong!

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      viscri8 5 years ago

      Truly beautiful article to comfort a woman that choose to have an abortion. To decide to have an abortion is a complex matter -- the choice always difficult and the process is traumatic. Blessed all the women that go through an abortion and bless this lens!

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @bechand: Always happy to know that my poetry touches people (even if they induce tears - since that's what these poems are about). Thanks so much for your incite on this topic as well. I wish more people would see the bigger picture where the babies lives are concerned for sure, and not just think of themselves.

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      bechand 5 years ago

      I can see how some people feel it is their only option. But I cannot ever see how anyone goes through with that - especially not some of the people that do. The ones on drugs or out of control of their lives, I can imagine them making this decision, but the ones that just find the pregnancy not fitting into their life plan, and appear in other ways rationale ...

      I actually cried reading those poems - they were very powerful.

      May all those angel babies have great blessings in heaven.

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @LizMac60: I would love to think that I can make that difference in someone's mind to keep a child or give them up for adoption rather than to kill an innocent life... thanks so much :)

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      Liz Mackay 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Since I last visited this lens I've become a Squid Angel so you have my blessing. If your lens makes one person stop and think again about abortion it is worth it.

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Always happy to get repeat visitors to this lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I got teary just stopping by again here, I notice my blessing has worn off...delivering fresh angel dust on this wonderful expression of yours......

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @YsisHb: I definitely agree that there are different circumstances. If it is a medical reason where the mother would die giving birth, or something along those lines, I wouldn't see as such a bad thing... but most people use it as a form of birth control which I am absolutely against.

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      YsisHb 5 years ago

      I am absolutely against it. However, I think it is only the peak of the iceberg. There are various factors that lead a woman to abortion. One of them might be lack of information about its consequences, especially to teens.

      Your poems are very touching and beutifully written

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      JoleneBelmain 6 years ago

      @flightofdestiny2: Absolutely! I agree it is... thanks so much for the love on my lenses :) greatly appreciated.

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      flightofdestiny2 6 years ago

      Beautiful lens! So heart-rending. Thank you for sharing

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      JoleneBelmain 6 years ago

      @DelightfulDanie: Yes, unfortunately it is a very sad subject that happens every minute of every day. I love my children very much and would never wish them away.

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      DelightfulDanie 6 years ago

      This is so sad! :(

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      JoleneBelmain 6 years ago

      @jeremiahjpwalto1: Yes, this is definitely a topic that is always moving (whether they agree with it or not). Thank-you so much for the visit

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      jeremiahjpwalto1 6 years ago

      @jeremiahjpwalto1: Sorry for double post!

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      jeremiahjpwalto1 6 years ago

      Very moving. I enjoyed this lens

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      jeremiahjpwalto1 6 years ago

      Very moving. I enjoyed this lens

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      JoleneBelmain 6 years ago

      @Sunflower Susan: Thank-you for the visit, I will absolutely check it out :)

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      JoleneBelmain 6 years ago

      @annseo: Thank-you so much for the visit... I love the thought of being pregnant and the way it feels, and I love children so much. I disagree when people use it as a form of birth control.

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      Sunflower Susan 6 years ago

      I don't know if you've heard of the 180 Movie documentary yet. If not, you can head over and see the lens I created for it. The hope is that it will go viral and make a difference for millions of lives.

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      annseo 6 years ago

      I'm so disagree with the abortion. i'm just wondering why have people want abortion. they can use contraceptive to avoid abortion. this lens was great it is so helpful to avoid abortion.

      I hope if somebody attempting to abort their child i wish she will read it.

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      Jean DAndrea 6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Very thought-provoking lens!

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      JoleneBelmain 6 years ago

      @anonymous: That is a heart wrenching poem for sure, thank-you so much for sharing that with me, and everyone else who may visit this lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Here is a poem I wrote about abortion from the prospective partner of an aborted child.

      My God theyâve killed my wife

      They said it didnât matter

      She wasnât yet a person

      They couldnât afford to keep her

      And she wasnât really wanted

      But she was Godâs for me

      So they tore off her arms

      God planned us to be

      So they tore off her legs

      God willed we be one

      So they took away her torso

      God put love in her eyes for me

      A smile that would melt my heart

      So they took off her head

      God gave her a breast

      To comfort our children

      Her breast-crushed and twisted

      She was Gods for me

      He had planned us to be

      They said it didnât matter

      She wasnât yet a person

      They couldnât afford to keep her

      And she wasnât really wanted

      So- they killed my wife

      Whom God had planned for me

      ©1993 drew higgins

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      JoleneBelmain 6 years ago

      @AVeryLittleOne: Thank-you so much for your feedback and the words "since when do we choose who we kill" are very strong and I agree with them 100%.

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      AVeryLittleOne 6 years ago

      @AVeryLittleOne: *Typo again: pro-choice. (I really mind my grammar: I feel I seem stupid or ignorant when I spell the words the wrong way)

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      AVeryLittleOne 6 years ago

      @AVeryLittleOne: 1) Typo: por-choice. 2) You can visit my lens about how and why is contraception wrong: http://www.squidoo.com/contraception-and-its-moral... Thank you!

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      AVeryLittleOne 6 years ago

      I've got a feeling that those who didn't feel touched by the poems at the same time didn't comment and also agree with abortion. Ah: and I don't think that what some people dare call 'pro-choice' is really to be called 'pro-choise'. I mean, since when do we choose who we kill? Since when do we choose what innocent person we will poison or tear into pieces until its death?!

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      JoleneBelmain 6 years ago

      @anonymous: sorry to hear about your loses, that is sad indeed. Thank-you for visiting, and am very glad to have touched your heart, even tears mean that I have written words that are meaningful.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Your poetry here tears at my heart. I lost babies to miscarriage and can relate to some of the pain. Very high impact in such a quiet way. Lots of tears here....

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      JoleneBelmain 6 years ago

      @lizziehumphreys1: Thank-you so much for visiting my abortion poetry lens and for the feedback, I appreciate it so very much :)

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      lizziehumphreys1 6 years ago

      These are beautiful :) I really disagree with abortion, I have made a lens on why I believe abortion is wrong. It's such a shocking thing that's allowed to happen - as it says in one of your poems, it's the baby's life, not the mothers. Who gives the mother the right to kill her baby just because she doesn't want it?

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      wildlens 6 years ago

      Well done! Powerful words for a worthy case.

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      Liz Mackay 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      This certainly deserves a squid angel blessing. So here it is.

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      sheriangell 7 years ago

      Very well written and yes they touched my heart. "My Life" is my favorite.

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      Lorelei Cohen 7 years ago from Canada

      I still like your humor poetry one best :)

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      rosariomonteneg1 8 years ago

      So sorry that somebody had to go through such a terrible experience, thank you for trying to put words to it.

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      shevans lm 8 years ago

      Wow! Powerful poetry. Thank you.

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      Lorelei Cohen 8 years ago from Canada

      I love how you have displayed these..........great job hun.

      Ladymermaid

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Nice poetry. It kind of puts a perspective on things.

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      dahlia369 9 years ago

      Another great topic, keep them coming! :) Welcome to Self-transformational Books group

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      qlcoach 9 years ago

      Love your poetry. Thanks for sharing your heart-felt words. Also thank for interacting at our Book Readers Club Online. Feel free to see how I also try to help people in new ways. Sincerely: Gary Eby, author and therapist.