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Epitaph Of An Aborted Child

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kaile
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0 posted 07-14-2000 02:15 AM       View Profile for kaile   Email kaile   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for kaile

I was glad i was to be your little girl
We would have had so much fun
playing Barbie dolls and sewing dresses
But you frowned deeply
when you saw the colours change
Why, mummy, why didn't you welcome me?

I was looking forward to meeting Dad
A tall strong kindly figure he would be,
bringing me to the zoo and teaching me baseball
But you sobbed as you confided in Granny
that Daddy was irresponsible and had abandoned us
What, mummy, does "irresponsible" and "abandoned" mean?

I kicked you playfully the other day
Giggling, i squealed in delight
I thought we would have a nice game of touch-a-boo
But you yelled loudly
and your hands pounded heavily on my delicate body
Why, mummy, why did you play so rough?

I was bubbling in excitement
I was growing bigger by the day
Soon, I would be able to see your lovely face
But you put enormous tapes, hurting me so
So that your bulge wouldn't show
Why, mummy, why weren't you proud of me?

I see white angels before me
I wriggle my little fingers, delighted
that you have asked them to play with me
But they all look so stern and fierce
Now,they are even cutting me up with sharp knives
Why, mummy, why do you put me through such pain?

I hear your heart-wrenching sniffles
I hear Granny trying to cajole you to "eat a little"
I long to go over and comfort you
But everything seems so dark around here
I struggle to crawl towards you, however i trip and fall
Why, mummy,why have things turned out to be so dismal?
© Copyright 2000 heng kaile - All Rights Reserved
lotharingia
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1 posted 07-14-2000 09:32 AM       View Profile for lotharingia   Email lotharingia   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit lotharingia's Home Page   View IP for lotharingia

Kaile,

This is a very moving poem. A very original perspective, too. I like the way the unborn baby feels only love and no bitterness, not yet damaged by the complexity of life and society, and also the way you hint at the motherís despair.


Lotharingia
"For God's sake, he's a poet. Poets are meant to feel miserable. Otherwise, what the hell are they here for? What are they going to write about?"
Tom Holland

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2 posted 07-14-2000 10:23 AM       View Profile for catalinamoon   Email catalinamoon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit catalinamoon's Home Page   View IP for catalinamoon

Oh God, how sad. I am almost in tears here. Poor little baby girl, never wanted..Extremely powerful message, and well written poem.
Hardrock
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3 posted 07-14-2000 10:33 AM       View Profile for Hardrock   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Hardrock

Kaile...The poem speaks for itself.  I have no words to add.  I used to be pro-choice until God touched my heart some years ago.  Nicely put, Kaile.  Hardrock
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4 posted 07-14-2000 11:13 AM       View Profile for a-alibaster   Email a-alibaster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit a-alibaster's Home Page   View IP for a-alibaster

Not many things make this dark soul cry,
but this............

I am speechless!


"There is an alter ego which
dwells in every soul..."
a-alibaster

"I am as I am, nothing more, nothing less,
I am tears of pain, tears of Death.
demoninlove
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5 posted 07-14-2000 12:21 PM       View Profile for demoninlove   Email demoninlove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for demoninlove

Very very sad and haunting - beautifully written
Deepak

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6 posted 07-14-2000 02:32 PM       View Profile for sgreybe   Email sgreybe   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sgreybe

Dear Kaile

*gulp* I am in tears here...
so powerful, moving, thoroughly real...

thanks for sharing

(I'm glad some people believe in the baby)
A great poem

Sylvia
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7 posted 07-14-2000 07:53 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

...

Sad... sigh. Almost made me cry here at work. I feel the pain, the confusion of this child... I, umm... what does one say. There is a power here that can't be denied... you've touched me.

Christopher
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8 posted 07-14-2000 09:34 PM       View Profile for Cyndey   Email Cyndey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Cyndey's Home Page   View IP for Cyndey

that is such a moving poem, beautifully written, and so woefully sad. It brought tears to my eyes... and visions also. Thank you for sharing your words with us.
Cyndey


"All that we see or seem, Is but a dream within a dream"
Edgar Allan Poe
BrittH26
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9 posted 07-16-2000 12:22 AM       View Profile for BrittH26   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BrittH26

so sad it made me cry i have 2 children and im 3 months pregnant with my third one. i could never do anything like that. it was very moving
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10 posted 07-16-2000 12:46 AM       View Profile for jennie may*   Email jennie may*   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jennie may*

Wow...I am speechless and on the verge of tears.  You took a new angle than I have not seen before: the view from the little unborn child.  Such a controversial topic expressed so influentially...maybe people will take a moment after they read this to think about the reality of abortion and the preciousness of the little life people too often take away. Thank you for sharing this work.

"We have all these galaxies inside of us. And if we don't enter those in art, then I don't understand the point in doing anything."-Sam Shepard
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11 posted 07-16-2000 04:19 PM       View Profile for qtpieelmo   Email qtpieelmo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for qtpieelmo

WoW very powerful & kinda scary my boyfriend almost tempted me into having an abortion but the next time he does i will show him this & he'll realize how i feel gret poem luv elmo  
JamesMichael
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12 posted 07-16-2000 04:27 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

This is a tender write for the unborn children...thanks for speaking up for them..
I wrote a poem called "A desire to wait" partially on this subject.  Take care...James
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13 posted 07-16-2000 11:54 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Heavens, no one reading this could help but be moved.  It is a sensitive foetus version of life and/or abortion.  Brought tears to this mothers eyes...  Superb hon really superb...  

I'll tell you this...... No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.....
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(Goddess - Sovereign of the Spirit)

Justbleu
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14 posted 07-17-2000 02:44 AM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

I don't know what to say but I'm in tears!!  What a good piece through the baby's eyes!!
Bridgette  


"Somewhere, somehow, it should be possible to touch someone and never let go again. To hold someone, not for a moment but forever." Unknown
kaile
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15 posted 07-21-2000 01:59 PM       View Profile for kaile   Email kaile   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kaile

thank you all for your marvellous replies...i dont really fancy myself as a poet but am glad that i have managed to write something that may touch other people

jimlee, i dont have time now but rest assured i will check out ur poem eventually

thanx once again!!
Jeremiah Johnson
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16 posted 07-22-2000 12:47 PM       View Profile for Jeremiah Johnson   Email Jeremiah Johnson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeremiah Johnson

WOW my friend a great piece. so deep with thought and meaning makes one think of the rights and wrongs in this world. i for one don't believe in killing an unborn child. i told an Ex a while back if anything happened i would make sure she had the baby even if she did not want it and drop her because of wanting to kill a living thing.

I'm a dying romantic and when i can no longer write i can no longer live -Jeremiah Johnson-

kaile
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17 posted 10-09-2000 04:43 AM       View Profile for kaile   Email kaile   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kaile

thank you Jeremiah for replying

btw,jimlee, i clicked on your profile but couldnt find the poem which you have mentioned..can you post it so that i may read?

thanks
JamesMichael
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18 posted 10-09-2000 05:04 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

kaile I read this again...a very strong and touching message...The poem "A Desire to Wait" can be found in OP 7....after you click on my profile...click right below where it says Passions In Poetry...It will say "show all post by registered user".  Then you can have access to all the poems in the archives...James
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19 posted 10-09-2000 05:18 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Kaile.

This is a very powerful piece of writing.
Heartbreaking.
I'm so moved by this!

Glad it was brought back up so I could read it.

K

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sick, sad and true. Every Year since 1973 1 Million little girls and boys cry out in silence and in dark pain they are ripped from the warm wombs of cold modern women.

To be sent to their formeldahyde or garbage can hell.

1 Million last year,
1 Million this year,
1 Million next year.
1 Million forever and ever.

The Real Holocaust.
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21 posted 10-09-2000 01:17 PM       View Profile for Lady Lost   Email Lady Lost   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lady Lost

Very intense.  

"And I still believe you can never have too much fiction because reality is such a bore..."
- REA
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22 posted 10-10-2000 01:14 AM       View Profile for kaile   Email kaile   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kaile

thank you all for your replies...very much appreciated
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23 posted 10-11-2000 12:24 AM       View Profile for Erin   Email Erin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Erin

I have never read a poem that hit me really good like this did. I dont even know what to say. I am glad that I did get to read this though. Thank you much for sharing it!

~*Love is sometimes like a rose. Beautiful in the beginning but dies in the end.*~
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24 posted 11-17-2001 11:18 AM       View Profile for Mon Cherie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mon Cherie

Kaile, it sounds lame now, coz this poem was posted quite some time back, but I really like this one... a lot!!!

The way you tried to show us the innocence of that child, not knowing the meaning of irresponsible, wanting to play hide and seek inside her mom's tummy, and not understanding that the angels she see are actually doctors... This is such a moving piece!!!
 
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