by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
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Steppin' on my soapbox now: if a woman gets pregnant and cannot keep the baby, give it to someone who will love and nuture it. There are too many women out there who want children and cannot have them. Abortion is not the answer.
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if it isn't there
it never existed -
is that how you
remember your baby?
don't sugarcoat it-
call it by what it is:
it was murder -
murder, pure and simple -
in one panicked moment
you made a choice -
you didn't ask him -
if it isn't there
it never existed -
you killed your baby
before he had a chance
to change the world -
what might he have done?
would he cure cancer
or become president?
write love poems?
we will never know -
vacuumed from your life -
in seconds it was done -
a selfish act -
over - done - finis -
if it isn't there
it never existed??
o, i forget--it
isn't a baby:
it is a scrap
of nameless tissue
that cannot feel pain -
at least that's what "they" say -
why does it cringe
from the surgeon's blade?
there's an explanation
for everything -
science don't know jack -
if it isn't there
it never existed -
who are the tears for?
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(C) 2005, Karla Dorman.
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|Reviewed by Susan Barton (Reader)
|a tough subject dealt with powerfully!|
|Reviewed by Henry Stevens
|Karla, This is a powerful poem. Successful because you handle the very difficult issue with balance, while making your position clear. Henry|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|heartwrenching write, karla; continue to speak up for those who have no say or choice in the matter! abortion is murder, and this heinous act should NOT be tolerated!! brava on a powerful, heartwrenching poem; continue to soar in your writings!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, karen lynn. :( >tears <
|Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader)
|I believe that Ch'erie de Perrott is right the television sometimes is an idiot box. I just came back on after staying off for awhile to let arm heal. This is really good and I will be doing some articles myself as freelancing on this and other subjects. I see where Howard Dean that great paragon of virtue wants to stick it to the people who are against partial birth abortion among other things. Yes now it really is a matter of values and morality. Myself I would be willing to adopt a child instead of seeing the baby aborted. Some girls are not told of other options.|
|Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot
|OOOOh what a fab poem Karla, right up my street is this gem.
I kid you not, there was a documentary on the idiot box last night here, and they interviewed two women who had babies intutro with abnormalities, who went ahead and had partial birth abortion, from the 24 week to the 32 week. They even showed some shelia having an abortion in the first trimesta, i wanted to puke!!!
I wanted to jump into the box and throttle those women, but I just got up and cleared off to bed instead, thinking how sad our world is, and how bad we need our saviour.
Even if a babe is deformed and will not survive after birth, " the lord giveth life, and the Lord taketh away life, blessed be the name of the lord, we are not to play GOD for we always end up paying out on ourselves if not being paid out on for our dirty deeds.
OK off my soapie box now.
Love n hugs and thanx for this
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Most powerful write Karla!!
|Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope)
|Karla this is a controversial issue in which different schools of though have different opinions as regards to this volatile subject of abortion. In fact a women has the right to decide what she wants to do with her body provided that she will not harm the life of somebody else including her unborn baby. She should act within the limits of moral and spiritual boundaries whereby certain norms and ethics are respected. In the case of abortion, there are conflicting views about the issue but the disturbing question is when does life start? Is there a time line for abortion? some say we can not practice it after certain period of time especially when the foetus can make movements or something like that. As for adoption, I think every child has the right to live in a loving environment free of abuse and prejudices. Who should be allowed to adopt may differ from country to country or from a state to another as in the case of US, especially Texas where Jill is having problems with the system, but the basically adoption should be allowed for whoever is capable to give the child peace,harmony love and attention.
your brother abdinoor
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|Well, we said it, didn't we?! Karla is at her most potent when she's up there on the soapbox, fearlessly sockin it to us from the hip... and what you say is Truth, Karla - who can deny it? I think if we could all be honest enough to go ahead and name it for what it is, THEN we can take the necessary and determined steps to unravel the moral maze sorrounding it - with grace and compassion for the heartache and suffering of everyone concerned. Flushing children down the pan solves nothing, except the quick fix of doing away with the inconvenince of a few brief months in someone else's life. It is an emotional issue - not purely an emotive one - and education and dishing out contraception has not been the answer in the UK where we are probably world leader in this moral outrage. Terminating a pregnancy should be a last resort, not a first, with prime consideration going to the life of the child, not the convenience or social habits of the mother. And how wrong women are if they think that killing their child is a once-and-for-all decision... speak to any counsellor and s/he will tell you that the physical, emotional and spiritual effects are far-reaching and last more than a lifetime: a high price to pay for a quick and seemingly permanent solution... I weep and weep and weep over this whole situation. I judge not the women, only the crime of needless acts of human slaughter. Bless you Karla. You are brave. TY Kate xx|
|Reviewed by Carole Mathys
|A powerful and timely write Karla...
Peace and love, Carole
|Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
|Karla this is great, I add my voice with your's.
Abortion is MURDER, there is no sugar coating that fact
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Karla this is an excellent write on the topic,I agree, with a caveat, that sherry mentioned. If people who don't want children would opt for sterilization this would far more humane. I also think those who accidently get pregnant and have aids, or other disease etc ahould have the option. It is a very difficult choice for some to make, but it is far too easy for the youth of today who are all sexually active beyond any other era was, and they abort babies far too easily. It's a disgrace to our society, that we will have to answer for!
|Reviewed by Michelle Mills
|One of the BEST writes I've seen come from my friend Karla yet. You nailed it on the head girlfriend. I lost a baby years ago from a skiing accident. The loss of that child still haunts me today, even though I didn't know I was pregnant at the time. To get rid of a child intentionally, considering how many childless willing couples there are who would do anything in their power to become parents, is as selfish as suicide in my opinion...and it IS murder. And the pain that the child feels? Nothing can convince me that the baby can't feel anything...Much love and hugs, Michelle|
|Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle
|I couldn't agree more, Karla. As a woman who has been told that it is highly unlikely, due to my health issues, for me to safely conceive, I, along with so many other women in my condition and with other health difficulties would love to adopt these unwanted children. The laws in Texas state that a single female cannot adopt an American child and though, I agree that in a perfect society, it is best to have children in two-parent households, this world is far from perfect and I still believe that it is better to have the child in the care of a single parent who will love and nurture them, than in a foster home where abuse and neglect can be just as bad as being alienated by the child's biological parents. I do not think it is fair that the government tries to dictate one's personal life to me or to anyone else and in turn, by doing so, leaves me childless. Sure, as a single female, I could go overseas and adopt a foreign baby, but that solves nothing along the lines of the thousands of children, just in the state of Texas, who deserve a loving home, single parent or not! Worse comes to worse, when I decide to settle with a family, even if I'm still single, I'll move from this state and go to a state where single persons can still adopt. You'll never convince me that a married couple making a combined income of $20,000 can better care for a child than a single woman making say, $70,000/per year. I just don't understand.
Sorry, Karla, this hit a nerve. But, thanks for bringing to light this difficult topic.
Hugs and Love,
P.S. I think abortion has to be kept legal for instances where the Mother's health or life is at risk, but that should be the only legal reason for its use. Otherwise, I'm all for a ban.
|Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
|I Am Not For Abortion Nor Over Population Of Animales More Mexicanos TRASHBIN BGABIES At OUR ($5000 Each Delivery)USA TAXPAYERS EXPENSE--
I Am For BIRTH CONTROL PILLS,i.e. Stop It Be Fore It Starts--If Does Not Work Always There's Castration,Esp. YOU CHILD MOLESTORS,RAPESTS,
KILLERS--F--KING SICKOS/PSYCHOS...NO TEAR's!!!
|Reviewed by Sherry Heim
|This is a very emotion packed write, Karla and you make very valid points, however, what about the women who keep the pregnancy and the baby and abuse that child for all of it's little life simply because she never wanted to have the responsibility of children. She then never protects her children from abuse from others, sexual and emorional. Unfortunately, while working in Public Health, I saw entirely too much of this. Chances are that child will not be writing love poems and that their life will be a living hell. I truly have mixed emotions on the Abortion issue. Abortion is NOT birth control and should never be used as such, but if a woman is a drug addict or HIV/AIDS positive and has no intention of changing her ways, I think abortion may be a valid option, but I believe she should consider sterilization as the best form of prevention.
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|Nothing like a good old-fashioned soapbox to vent your rage. You make more sense than lunacy as far as I am concerned. Women today are steadily losing their morals.|
|Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
|a matter of minds, morals, choice and people Karla. Everyone has different opinions and views. Great poem in relation. Gets your point of view over. G|