|Reviewed by Vicky Jeter
Such a compelling offering of Amazing Grace. I have a poem about abortion on my den titled, "The Soul of the Aborted," written from the perspective of the baby, that may speak to you, too.
|Reviewed by Keith Rowley
|As a poet, I respect the quality of this work; it is written in the ink of tears and sorrow, as only gentle heart can know. It is cohesive in its narration of your story and conveys your message with mellifluous elegance. The message itself derives from a complex human situation, and on this I feel I can add nothing of value.|
|Reviewed by Valerie Crader
|Wow!! I admire your pure honesty and courage to share this poem. This is incredible read and so gracefully written. God Bless.|
|Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley
|Powerful I am so touched. I am an adopted child. I believe we all enter this world for a reason. God entrusts us with each Angel he sends us. God bless you|
|Reviewed by Connie Faust
|It takes courage to share an intimate story as you have done. This is a terribly sad story about choices such as millions of others have made. Thank God for the beautiful transformation of your very being as you met the Lord!
At the Pregnancy Care Center, we volunteers love every girl or woman who comes for a pregnancy test or information. We do not judge them, but try to help them in all ways, both material help and spiritual help if they will accept it. If they should choose abortion, our hearts ache as we grieve for the baby, but we offer continued help, including abortion-recovery counseling.
If it's alright with you, I will make copies of this poem to share with the volunteers at our Pregnancy Care Center.
Love and hugs to you, my beautiful sister!
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Raw and honestly real; I truly respect what you have shared, Joyce. Love and blessings to you,
|Reviewed by Marissa Couchon
|I was put through a forced abortion by my parents when I was 11 and because I was not allowed a choice I didn't feel need for forgiveness. I also respect the right to choose, had I been given the choice, I'm not sure I would have kept a child of incest. God Bless you and all you've been through.|
|Reviewed by Z McClure
|"Abortion" takes me by the hand, and walks me in your shoes...I'm there through the fear and pain with you. I look through your eyes and we witness the unspeakable nightmare- but then you show me the way out- Jesus! You testify that when we confess our sin to Jesus...He IS faithful and just to forgive us of sin and cleanse us from ALL unrighteousness! Joyce, it is my prayer that God will use your poem to point many to Hope, and be a healing balm to every scared and hurting soul.
|Reviewed by Michelle Mead
|Thank you for this poem that says it all. I am a victim of abortion, too, and more people need to see that it not only aborts the child's life, but SCARS the woman's too. It forever changed my life, and I remember the last thing I saw before they put me under, was my Blessed Mother Miraculous Medal being taken off of me,and no matter how old this medal gets, it will never come off, as it is a reminder of who it was, our Lord, that pulled me through the horrible after effects and returned me to my church (catholic) and it was no coincedence that the one person who understood and got to the heart of my pain was the Father who I confessed to- what a wonderful moment, the best in my life so far. Thanks for sharing this, I know how painful it it. Blessings, Michelle|
|Reviewed by William Bonilla
|Children where and still are his pride
Love & peace be with you
|Reviewed by Nicole Weaver
It is never for us to judge any one that is God's job. I believe in forgiveness, your heavenly father forgave you, that is all that matters. How many times have we seen in his word such forgiveness. He forgave the apostle Paul who went around killing christains. Look at David who had another believer killed because he wanted his wife for himself. Our God is a loving God all praise to him. Thank you for sharing.
|Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
|Posting this poem took real guts Joyce. I wasn't there to witness your "plight." I'm sure it was a horrible experience. I'm glad you have reconciled, Patrick|
|Reviewed by Don Juan Amante
|it is indeed sad for all concerned in any circumstances a hard choice for any woman and with lasting harm.|
|Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
|I appreciate the gifting words Joyce....truly...
but there are many evil works of ugliness walking this earth (Yes a judgment perhaps) but I do not know that I would judge at all in this personal choice "Abortion"
Example: a womanís fertile 13 year old daughter beatin & raped- left for dead by a horrid villain...thus comes up pregnant by her attacker....The choice is not for no-one to judge the decisionsí, or lack of...we all are of spirit..in an earthly world...
Much Love & Inspirations
|Reviewed by Melissa Mendelson
|The streets of pain are carried along all our lives, but when we can finally leave that path behind do we indeed find the light of life. Your words of sadness, regret turn to hope and faith, and your life weaves into beautiful poetry.|
|Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
|Writing helps to heal and bare ones soul. You did what you felt you needed to do at that time. No one judges ,God forgives....Blessings to you. It takes a lot of courage to share some life events....M|
|Reviewed by ~ H (Reader)
|A beautiful honest soul who does not judge....will not be judged, now that's a true Christian. Far too many judge what they do not know, but only think they know...my question to those wagging mouths is this? What are your sins? If you have none then I guess you don't need God. But we all do. One never knows what someone has gone through and how much they have changed. Precious words you've written Joyce.
Praise the Lord for people like you!
|Reviewed by Georg Mateos
|Abortion. As a father I will never forgive, no matter what my chess Partner says, He can forgive, I will not.
|Reviewed by Daniel Keith
|I love your honesty and praise for the Lord. You are a remarkable woman. May God bless you every day of your life.
|Reviewed by P. Michaels
Isn't it wonderful that we have a Savior who cares so much for us? I guess no sin is greater than another, and we all fall short. He knows that we needed His help.
May God bless you.
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|Reviewed by Richard Arrington
|Joyce, On December 23, 1999 my first son " William Joseph Arrington" was born at 10.7 pounds. We took him home with joy in our hearts and praise from our friends. On Christmas morning at 3:30AM ( Our first night home)I awoke to find William not Breathing and rushed him to the hospital. On January 1, 2000 we took William off life support. A part of me died that day and I thought I would never become whole again. I ask god to forgive my past sin and endured a year of pain that can not be put into words. My wife is still in counseling today for it. On January 1, 2001 we were told during a checkup that my wife was pregnant. Our second son " Zachariah" was born and we have kept him in church. We can understand god's purpose for such things but we must trust him. Zachariah does not replace William but he does show god forgives. I have a second son " Joseph" who is two. Yes, I am double blessed today. God Bless you.|
|Reviewed by George Carroll
|God forgives the repented sinner.|