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Today, I will face my indelible death
My life will be silenced, though I am still unborn
My Momma’s eyes, stained with sorrow
As she wipes away the tears, her cheeks have worn
But she promises to herself, that she won’t mourn
For I am a product of her illegitimate mistake
A consequence of a love, forbidden and torn
And eradicating me is her only route of escape

Though there is no glimpse of light where I am hidden
I know the world beyond this womb is filled with colour
That there is transcendental beauty my eyes will never see
And a life I will never have the chance to savour
Defenselessly I will descend to ashes
By a remorseless choice made from shame
My loveless existence will be aborted
And my fathomless dreams, buried in a grave

Never will I consume my first breath of air
Or experience the effervescence of laughter
Never will I know the meaning of love
Or envision my future from hereafter
If only at this moment, I was given a voice
To speak to Momma and comfort her woes
If only at this moment, I was given a choice
To accept the gift of life, and all that follows

Powerless, I may be
But Momma, please
If you can hear my thoughts
Don’t abandon me
Please cherish your inner strength
To give birth to me
Listen to the love in your heart
To give life to me

I promise that my presence
Will diminish all your burdens
For the stars have brought me to you
To show you the love you deserve
I’m a gift in disguise, Momma
So please, just wait a while
I’m just like you in every way
I have your eyes, I have your smile

Don’t let them take me away from you
Because Momma
I love you
I truly do
So please
If you can hear my plea
Just know that
This life will mean a lot to me
It’s not too late to change your mind
So Momma please, I beg you
Let me live.
I am very much PRO-CHOICE. I believe that women should have the right to choose what happens to their body without being harrassed by other people. There are many circumstances where abortion is the best option.

But I saw a movie where the pregnant mother (who was raped) was psychotic and she heard her baby/foetus talk to her and it just broke my heart to see that. After that, just as she was about to get her baby aborted, she changed her mind. Either way, it brought me to tears and I thought I would write a poem based on that.

No religion debates. Thank you.

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Kuwaizair Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
i'm going to pretend that the mom is the story is 10 or 7.
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Imnotapatriot Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Never showing it from the other side. Of course.
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Biisokfurimmer Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Do you remember the name of the movie?
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Derpymailexpress Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
What movie was it?
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Millennium-fae Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Student Artist
it's very powerful. i automatically read the last line as 'let. me. live.' i'm amazed!
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motherearth01 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, this is so sad and yet so true and precise. If only unborn children could speak. This should be put up in every single abortion clinic throughout the world.
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Light-Twister Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Your work brings tears to my eyes. Moving, as art should be.
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pinochioO-5 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What a stirring and wonderful piece of love and poetry! I would love to share this with my facebook friends, but I see you don't allow that. I respect your wishes.
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mikechro Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
A very powerful poem.
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hajjuxl Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
great work..!!
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micasso19 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
How sad, yet beautiful. Poor baby.
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ClarksImages Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
This is very powerful, I am also pro choice and of the Christian faith. This has happened to my x-wife, the baby would have been our third. I supported her decision, she said something in her said it was best. I think women ''know'' when things like this is necessary. Our divorce was more than ten years later, I knew the child was mine, it was not decided fast or for selfish reasons. A few years later her heart started having problems that required surgery, so maybe this is why her body felt like this was the right thing to do. I feel God has a special place for these babies and one day I will meet my child that I could not have here. Thanks for a beautiful poem. ,,,,Clark
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LadyKylin Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
Man I can't believe I missed this last time I went through your gallery my dear tas. Simply heart wrenchingly amazeing.
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constintine08 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
:wow: very well said :love: it. thanks for the read always a pleasure to stop by and do some :reading: other than look at :camera: like how you got the :idea:
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ariel44 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You got me begging along with the child the whole way for the mother to give birth to the child
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Archapleago Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
*Just gawks for a moment.* . . . It almost brought me to tears, almost. But, that's a good thing. I never cry over anything, not pain, not hunger, nothing. But that, ALMOST brought me to tears. . . You's a very powerful writer.
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spidermansis Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
AMAZING! i love it. =)
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angelwbrokenwings Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
Well, I am very much PRO-CHOICE. You're writing however, is just unbelievable. Your use of the English language leaves me with a loss of mine. I can't think of any other time in my life when I can say nothing but praises on how something pertaining to pro-life was written. This is so amazing that I don't even want to debate the actual topic with you.:faint:
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CherishedMemories Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Heart wrenching words for the unborn. :rose:
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zoran3000 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
once again you've done it, reeled me in, tapped into my emotions and left me debating the issue in my own mind. Gifted you are...xxx
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almcdermid Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
:clap: That a pro-choicer can express this dilemma so well illustrates, no exposes, the raw complexity of this issue. Abortion is tragic, but not allowing it generates a whole variety of frightening consequences.
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kiwi-damnation Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010   Writer
Very well written :). This is a truly remarkable piece. You captured what you wanted perfectly.
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Bronze-Orange Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
I love ho you managed to personify the unborn child really well and get across its feeling, you did a really good job appealing to our emotional sides
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cristins-creations Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Powerful.
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TyC113 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Excellence. This one moved me in so many ways.
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anibax Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
just awesome tas!!! this is really moving....
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LadyMontros Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
*near tears* Though I too am pro-choice, this was lovely, sad... heart-wrenching.

What was the movie that inspired you called?
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bad-vibe Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
what was the movie? great poem btw
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HOULY1970 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
Pro choice here as well but what a moving piece ... Wow ...
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Blood-Banker-J Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
Wow this is amazing... Im even more amaze that can write such a marvelous piece when your pro abortion.
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ArchAngel4everrrr Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009   Writer
This is beautiful!
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ShyTweedaBone Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
Brilliant work!
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phantastes Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
Beautiful words - the tender moments scream for attention! Its interesting to know that you are actually pro-choice but have taken a pro-life perspective :D
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spoofdecator Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
my body fell heavy and i could feel the pressure in face of the before tears feeling...I do think whether a person is a believer in "god" or not, this should not be taken lightly...an absolutely beautiful piece.
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KirschweinBrand Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what movie was it that you saw? I would very much like to see it. Also. I love this poem. it made me cry.
I think abortion would be okay in the case of maybe the mother is dying because of it...(but even on that im iffy) I dont know if thats considered pro choice. To save a life by sacrificing another is not how i beleive. if a woman is raped she can give it up for adoption. (which is also terrible in my opinion). But I dont understand why people cant just take responsibilty for their actions. even if your raped...it has become your responsibility. it sounds cruel but thats the way the world works on so many levels. Im sure anyone could find the happiness in having a child..
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FrauBlau Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
Beautifully said. Very powerful. I especially like the phrase "gift in disguise" :)
Im glad to see someone who is pro-choice (I would consider myself pro-choice also) but still feels compassion for the life that is lost in the process. I'm not implying that most pro-choicers don't care about the unborn, but that's the stereotype, apparently :/
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lisalovesphotos Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
such a beautiful and emotionally charged verse,
that my heart could burst.

I know someone that had to have a abortion because being pregnant would have killed them by the end of the pregnancy due to medical problems.

No wonder I was told to make sure I check out your gallery because you write so many beautiful things.

:blowkiss: Lisa
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tas-poetry Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
Aww thank you so much Lisa!! I really appreciate your support!! You have made my day!! xxx
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lisalovesphotos Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
You're very welcome.
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warzoneangel Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
Woah... what was the name of the movie? :O
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lipstickmisfit Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful :heart:
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jazzyfresh2012 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
very beautifully written. you were really able to capture the emotions of the unborn child. i heard of a similar scenario which actually happened and that has helped me to change from pro-choice to pro-life.
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YingFong Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Student General Artist
Very powerful and well-written.
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Tapped-Creations Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
all i'll say publicly is that this is very close to my heart.
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Mr-Prune Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
That's fantastic, but so sad! :(

What an absolutely beautiful read in it's own, profound way.

I want to run up to Momma and say "No! You can't, you mustn't! Besides she's famous, Tas wrote about her! :P "

Fabulous, we simply MUST have more!! :D
Keep up the magnificent work!!!!!!!!! :D
:hug: x
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SavvyPirateAngel Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009   Photographer
This is so powerful. It sounds so innocent and sweet and hopeful, just like a baby. Excellent work. ;)
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rachel-09 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
really love your piece...vry moving
an woman should alwas have the choice...its their body
(that baby's a little einstein before it's born...talking full english...only joking).
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rachel-09 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
really love your piece...vry moving
an woman should alwas have the choice...its their body
(that baby's a little einstein before it's born...talking full english...only joking).
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tranquil-acoustics Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
This is beautiful. Made me very sad. You never hear the baby's point of view. I'm not sure where I stand on the issue of abortion. I can never decide. I try to think of what I would do in different situations, but I still don't know.

Great writing as always. :)
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Dawnelle-Blue Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009   Photographer
Wow! This is so beautiful and causes me to feel several emotions at one time. Very heart-wrenching to say the least. Certainly does make you consider both points of view. I cannot judge a mother who has made the decision to abort her child, as I have never walked in those shoes. I hope I never have to. It has to be the hardest, most painful decision one could ever make. But I do believe people should use birth control if they aren't ready to be a parent. You did a great job on this my friend!! :tighthug:
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