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babies breath

babies battle
unwanted conception
destructive deaths

i cannot see
i cannot feel
what i do not
touch or know

deep inside
my life-giving womb
breathes a baby
attached by blood
attached by water

down the street
and to the left
there lies a darkness
behind the one-way
antiseptic door

a baby’s life
changes everything
i try to forget
i try to hide
the dirty deed
that doesn’t disappear
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Writer’s Island Journal no 2. this week’s topic controversial
photo: Baby snail cradle, vikinggib3000, flickr

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8 thoughts on “babies breath

  1. Just happened across this entry. Beautiful, poignant words of sadness. We do what we must do. Our choices are just that. And if someone hasn’t walked in our shoes, they should not have a say, in my opinion. Long live Roe-v-Wade. For some it is necessary.
    Brenda

  2. Its been a while since I’ve been able to stop by here. Thanks for being on our PWB blogroll. Stop in and see us if you can.

    I am stopping by today from Writer’s Island.

    This poem was amazingly deep. It really touched me with how brave it was to take on such on issue.

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