ABORTION



When they were young and feeble
When their bones were fragile and sickle
I held their fragile limbs with scorn
I rocked them with fury
And ate up their food.

Their voices rose like smoke
Slowly and then, with some speed
I abandoned them because I needed
Not additional mouth for my little Food.
My little life.

When it was dark, dark like black,
I walked down, down the lane,
Like a good mother, I was supposed to.
But in my heart were big devils,
I held them with my hands and no tear dropped.

Their little eyes opened,
I shut them with my palms, it choked!
The hit got back at me within my chest
Because they began to wail, and wail
I shut them with my palms.

I held them above the ravine,
I dropped them in the ravine,
Their voices rose like smoke,
Slowly and then, with some speed.


Now I wait at sixty, thorny sixty,
With my mouth bleeding all the day,
And I know that my end would be preferred
To a life without a child.

Their voices rose like smoke,
Slowly and then, with some speed
And I felt the deep pains of my actions

A senseless murder of the innocent!

Idiongo Ebong

6 comments:

  1. I love this poem. Really touching. But sometimes I wonder if there are things that would also make married individuals want to go for abortion.

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    1. Yes, life is not that simple. There are many reasons that make married individuals opt for abortion.

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    2. Could we talk about those reasons? @ Anonymous

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  2. May the souls of all aborted babies rest in peace

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  3. This is so great!

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  4. Life is precious... True love wins

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