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  Oh, Dear God, Tell Me Why!
by Richard Lee Orey
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Rated "PG13" by the Author.

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An unborn child asks, "Why do you want to kill me, Mommy? Why?"


                                    

                        
                        

                        Oh, Dear God, Tell Me Why!

 

 

                             We began with love

                             You felt my presence

                             You delivered me into this world

                             When I cried my first tears

                                 You were there, and I knew love

 

                             You eased my hunger with your nursing

                             I smiled my first smile, and you laughed

                             At my first step, you glowed with twinkling eyes

                             And when I fell, I cried again

                                 You were there, and I knew love

 

                             It was my first day of school

                             My first gift to you:  a clay handprint

                             My heart skipped a beat with my first boyfriend

                             And my heart stopped with heartache

                                 You were there, and I knew love

 

                             I graduated high school

                             My first job

                             My first independence

                             You nodded approval of my first lover   

                                 You were there, and I knew love

 

                             You oohed and aahed at my diamond ring

                             And sighed and smiled at my wedding

                             When your son-in-law hugged you

                             My heart overflowed with joy

                                 You were there, and I knew love

 

                             You were radiant and crying

                             When you held your first grandchild

                             I knew that I had given you

                             The gift of the Circle of Life

                                 You were there, and I knew love

 

                             All these miracles will be our lifetime treasures

                             To warm your heart and fill your soul

                             So why?  Oh, why, Mommy do you want

                             To end my life before I can share it with you?

                                  I am here, now, and I love you

 

                             I don’t understand, Mommy

                             We began in love and I filled your heart

                             Yet you cry over me and say

                             That I am someone that can never be

                                  I am here, now, and I love you

 

                             You whisper the word abortion

                             And talk of ending my life

                             And I don’t understand

                             Why do you want to kill me?

                                  I am here, now, and I love you

 

                             Talk with a friend, Mommy

                             Talk with your doctor, Mommy

                             Others want me.  Why don’t you?

                             Do you know you can get help?

                                  I am here, now, and I love you

    

                             In pain, I am crying my last tears

                             And begging you for our life together

                             Oh, Mommy, I hurt so bad!

                             Why do you want to kill me?  Why?

                                  I am here, now, and I love you

 

                             I love you, Mommy

                             I love you!

                             Why do you want to kill me, Mommy?

                             Why?

 

                             Oh, Dear God, tell me why!

 

 

                                                 Author's Footnote (updated)                                                
                                                 In the throes of the economic Great Depression of the early 1930s, a young 
                                                 woman pregnant with twin baby boys attempted a self-abortion.  
                                                 One unborn baby boy died, the other survived.
                                                  
                                                 As I approach my 80th birthday, I thank God for the gift of my life and the life of 
                                                 my two daughters and my two sons, the life of my two grandsons and the life of
                                                 my great-granddaughter, none of whom would have been born had I not survived.  
                                                  I am blessed beyond belief.  Amen!

                                                 
                                                 Copyright 2008
                                                 Richard Lee Orey 

 

 




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Reviewed by J. Roseline
Knowingly to abort or Abortion means killing an unborn child, weather on the first day or three months , it is the same,
It is wrong as wrong as a murder could be. Do we kill all the sick and poor people of the world...? It is just to keep the conscious of the people all this is said, I jst wish and pray no one should go through this dilemma in life to throw a way a baby blooming within one self... I have been very licky in life never to have gone through such a situation in life. The men it is I feel who need to be more careful, in this , do not go for unprotected sex , when one is not sure
Reviewed by Inspire Hope
I am so glad you survived you are a wonderful gift, filled with a compassionate heart of love. Oh how my heart cried as I read this truly heartfelt poem! precious you are! "Oh Dear God, Tell Me Why!" So powerful and written with a style like none other, Richard I am so glad that I stopped by! Thanks! and for your loving forgiving heart
may the Lord always be gracious to you!

Much Love,
Always!!
Margaret
Reviewed by Cindy Tuttle
Richard, this was an incredible poem. I have never read a poem so moving and it touched my heart.Truely an awesome poem!!

With Love,
Cindy
Reviewed by Christine Alwin
I too, have 2 daughters and 2 sons...a precious grandbaby girl..and another precious grandbaby girl that will be greeted and loved in October of 2009...I could never answer the why....God has given me more than I could ever ask for...more than I could ever deserve..but I am thankful and not a day goes by that I do not give thanks.
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota
What a powerful, powerful thought provoking write. I love this!!!!!
Reviewed by JMS Bell
HAVING MADE THIS AWFUL CHOICE MORE THAN ONCE IN MY LIFE, THE REALIZATION OF THE DEPTHS OF THIS MURDEROUS SIN DID NOT BECOME CLEAR TO ME UNTIL I SURRENDERED MY LIFE TO JESUS CHRIST. WHEN THE GUILT FLOODED MY SOUL, I REPENTED AND HE, IN HIS TENDER MERCY AND LOVE, FORGAVE AND WASHED ME CLEAN. THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW JESUS CHRIST, DO SUCCUMB TO THE 'PRESSURES' OF THIS WORLD AND OFTEN CHOOSE TO TRY AND 'ESCAPE' BRINGING A CHILD INTO THE WORLD BY CONVINCING THEMSELVES THAT IT IS BEST FOR THE CHILD, RATHER THAN TRUSTING GOD TO TAKE THEM THROUGH. YOUR POEM, IS A BEAUTIFUL REMINDER OF THE JOYS AND BLESSINGS THAT ONE MISSES (OF WHICH YOU ARE A PERFECT EXAMPLE) WHEN THEY REJECT THE GIFT OF NEW LIFE THAT GOD IS GIVING THEM. AS I LISTENED, I WAS TOUCHED DEEPLY AND CAME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT YOUR READING SHOULD BE MADE AVAILABLE AT ALL ABORTION SITES (ON-LINE AND OFF) TO BE READ BEFORE MANY MAKE THE MISTAKE OF MAKING THE TERRIBLE DECISION TO ABORT. THANK YOU FOR SHARING. GOD BLESS JOYCE, HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Sister Deborah Young
Richard, Wow! A most incredible poem; writing from the heart and soul--I too, am glad that you survived. In His Greatest Blessing, Sis "D"
Reviewed by Lynda Nilus (Reader)
I know a person who lost his identical twin. Often he wondered who is blessed: him for surviving or the other who's with God. I have no idea what to say since I lack the experience. So I tell him this, smile in the mirror for the one in Heaven.

I'm sorry for what has happened to you, Mr. Orey but you are bless by God's grace for a wonderful family.

My prayers are with you.
Reviewed by Diana Wiles
This is a beautiful and very emotional and evocative poem...I lost a baby.. Kiara ..many years ago, and they called her a 'missed abortion' as she died inside me...I always hated the term...I was put with young women who were having abortions....The sadness remains from this time..
This piece says what should be said to young women contemplating this life changing action...Love, Diana
Reviewed by Southern Comfort
I am weeping and my heart felt every word of this beautifully worded and expressed poem. Abortion is murder, not birth control. I was a hole in the rubber baby and my Mama hated me for crashin her party. I was unwanted, unloved, but allowed to stay, by my Mama, but GOD always loved me and cared, so I am special in HIS eyes! HUGS! SC
Reviewed by Valerie Roeske
I hear the child cry within,
but from a womb the Lord can see,
a tear again you brought to me,
lovely touching write,
and may the circle of life keep turning,
Blessing's always .... Valerie
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler
Very good question. Womens' rights are fine until they usurp the rights of innocent children,then they are not fine at all. We don't know how many geniuses have been aborted, or how many childless couples have been denied their right to give unconditional love to an otherwise unwanted child. Panic mode and hasty decisions are often the downfall of many a decent woman or man. There's my two cents worth. A fine read, thankyou J'nia
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
If I may, I will echo Monica's words. Mine would be nothing compared to hers. Love and peace,

Regis
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
You are living proof that your life was meant to be lived. I am sorry for her emotional frame of mind, and also the loss of a twin sibling. Abortion is a very sensitive subject & the reasons & beliefs anyone chooses towards it. I imagine she was very distraught to attempt such a horrific way to find some resolve to her feelings/beliefs about being pregnant. I seen a most heartwarming commercial that gave me chills. This woman is talking about not being ready to be a Mom while driving (her thoughts spoken) all you can see is her pregnant belly by the steering wheel. She goes on to say how much she loves her baby, she says “I love you enough to give you the very best I possibly can & that is a Family to love you...I get all teary...
Much Love & Blessings of Life To Further Embrace You Richard
Peace, Love & Poetry
Embraced~Embrassé
Vickie
Reviewed by Hatshepsut Maatkare
What a heartwrenching poem about such a controversial subject. It's not for me to judge the decisions some women make when they find themselves in a difficult situation, but if they stopped to consider the unborn child's point of view, as you have done, maybe the decision would not be so difficult after all. Amazing poem, Richard, and the author's note -- you were the twin that survived -- that's an amazing story!

Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU

I have enjoyed the reading of "Oh, Dear God, Tell Me Why!" for its poemization and subject dealt.

I salute You, Poet.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Endearing write, perhaps one day mankind will understand this too is murder...

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Jerry Engler
Well said, and well done, Richard. Thank God there are people like yourself with the honesty of soul to write such a piece....Jerry
Reviewed by Linda Hill
Richard,
I agree with High Country Girl, this should be in every hosital and clinics for the expectant Mothers to see and read. This poem is 'brillant' and honest. To me, this is the highest form of child abuse.

Many blessings,
~Linda
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader)
So well written Richard and with

the ending of many stanza:

You were there, and I knew love.

That's the way it is with God's perfect love.

But then came man/woman who know

not the heart & mind of God,but

only understand their selfish heart

....hence abortion!

I love your voice that not only

speaks the poem, but effectively

cries the unborn child's cry:

Why do you want to kill me, Mommy?

For the life of me I do not understand

how anyone in thier right mind

cannot see abortion is murder.



Bless you for posting this, love Holly
Reviewed by Donna Quesinberry
Richard,

An interesting twist mid-current. I often believe had abortion not been created what a different world it would be. Unfortunately, the aborting mother probably wouldn't have done all the nifty things mentioned prior to the idea.

We each enter heaven on our own merits.

Thank you, ~Donna.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot
Brilliant! This should be on the wall of every Hospital, where inside lurks the clinics, or posted to every local newspaper in every county, country. This is life, the very essence of life, about to be snuffed.
Wonderful wonderful...Keeping it TY
Ch'erie
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Richard,

Tell me why? Some feel they have no choice. Some feel the baby is not a baby yet. For whatever reason ... but no one considered the voice of the little one, as you've so powerfully penned here ... undone by the tears this one brings. Thank you.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle
This is such an emotional poem,it truly touch my heart.take care

Edwin
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