I received this poem from one of the readers of Paul’s Ponderings, and I thought is was worth sharing. Remember, each life has value to God. That includes the unborn.
The Life Set Aside
in memory of children forever unborn
I nearly was, but never saw a friendly face
Defenseless, life within me sparked.
Sunshine beams on playgrounds never seen
Laughs of missing ones now vacant haunt
Many friends that should have been
Joys should have filled my days
Now is numb, eternal silence
Never pushed another away
Pain was present…long didn’t last
tortured flesh, dismembered bone.
One as frail needed love so gentle
Thoughtlessly, into trash bin thrown
Never valued, never loved
My choice wasn’t asked
Ne’r a breath of cool fresh air,
Inconvenience to other my lot cast.
Silent scream brief and terror’s anguish
Blinding salt and vacuum’s rush,
Forceps tugging, razor edge scrapes
Surgical steel skull did crush
Safety shattered; sense no longer
No faint heartbeat to detect
Doctor’s oath could bring this violence?
Only Mommy could protect.
Lifestyle’s freedoms to you offered
Upon me violence did result
A choice you made, life set aside
Desperate plea on deaf ears fell
While others move on to their tomorrows
Three thousand souls will pass today
Just let us go…unwanted…let us go
Away from those no love could show
Share with Mothers that those they carry
On choice depend to live or die
Be the change we beg to see.
Give a purpose to our lost lives
Choices made in the midst of strife
For reasons known only to you
Atonement and love may yet be yours
If in the future you life choose
Protecting lives of unborn children
Telling truth that others may know
Share hope and comfort with another
that peace and compassion may be sown