"Mommy"

By Morgan Brown


Month 1

Mommy I am only 8 inches long
but I have all my organs.
I love the sound of your voice.
Every time I hear it
I wave my arms and legs.
The sound of your heart beat is my favorite lullaby.

Month Two

Mommy today I learned how to suck my thumb.
If you could see me
you could definitely tell that I am a baby.
I'm not big enough to survive outside my home though.
It is so nice and warm in here.

Month Three

You know what Mommy I'm a girl!!
I hope that makes you happy.
I always want you to be happy.
I don't like it when you cry.
You sound so sad.
It makes me sad too
and I cry with you even though
you can't hear me.

Month Four

Mommy my hair is starting to grow.
It is very short and fine
but I will have a lot of it.
I spend a lot of my time exercising.
I can turn my head and curl my fingers and toes
and stretch my arms and legs.
I am becoming quite good at it too.

Month Five

You went to the doctor today.
Mommy, he lied to you.
He said that I'm not a baby.
I am a baby Mommy, your baby.
I think and feel.
Mommy, what's abortion?

Month Six

I can hear that doctor again.
I don't like him.
He seems cold and heartless.
Something is intruding my home.
The doctor called it a needle.
Mommy what is it?
It burns! Please make him stop!
I can't get away from it!
Mommy! HELP me!

Month Seven

Mommy I am okay.
I am in Jesus's arms.
He is holding me.
He told me about abortion.
Why didn't you want me Mommy?

***Abortion is. . .One more heart that was stopped.Two more eyes that will never see.Two more hands that will never touch.Two more legs that will never run.One more mouth that will never speak.***

17 comments:

Biodun said...

Woww, I like the poem....n yeah I love that Casting crown song too! As par your suya, u didnt say I bring some for u now ehn dear, dnt worry next time:)

azuka said...

That's a great poem. Why can't people face the consequences of their actions?

Believer said...

This is so true. My prayer is that God will open the eyes of people to see the truth of His Word as opposed to the lies of the world. There is indeed a lost generation. Thanks for this and have a great week

omohemi Benson said...

This post is so true.
Beautiful poem too.
Thank you.

JJ said...

True talk. Raw.

Simply Gorgeous said...

You have made your stance clear. I don't know anyone who waits until seven months to do a induced abortion, maybe a spontaneous abortion but that is God's will.

chioma said...

lovely one. I hope people have the courage to do the right thing. I also hope someone in that situation reads it and is moved. well done

Lady A said...

That is beautiful! Now your blog is hott to death (life). Keep it up, very inspirational.

Kafo said...

i LIKE
it makes it personal and real
two thumbs up

Favoured Girl said...

Very touching... I know where I stand on abortion too.

Jaycee said...

I and my friends were talking about some ethical issues concerning abortion last night, and I read this poem to them. There are all sorts of cases that are ethical.

In a case where both the mother and baby are threatened by DEATH due to an abnormal health development during the term of pregnancy, it will be medically advisable to take the baby out.

But we have to remember that we did NOT create LIFE...LIFE was given to us by God, and no one has the right to take away LIFE from anyone...not even a fetus. Many cases of abortion have "murder" screaming from the loins of the mother. It may be HARD sometimes, but abortion is not the way (except in the extreme health cases I described above)...even if it was a sad circumstance by which the pregnancy occured (e.g. rape). I know it may seem crazy to talk abt what I've never experienced, but this is where God stands with murder.

God is wisdom...ask for His wisdom and apply it to every situation. I loved the way the writer wrote the poem though...and God bless anyone who is in this situation right now and has to make this decision. May God be with you as you think about this...

He IS with you, trust Him...

Neers said...

i hate abortion!

refinedone said...

Powerful!!

ineffable said...

the beauty of your poem is in the child reaching out to connect with the other if we ever thought of it like that we'd avoid abortion or the things that lead to abortion, a friend of mine got raped recently and had to have an abortion, for the first time i was relieved. made me feel guilty to feel relieved. beautiful poem though.

Anonymous said...

The mother's projections have an existential and poetic truth but they do not convey the truth of the child that is only in process of becoming human.

Modern medical science finds that the growth of synapses that wire the brain into all parts of the body take place principally during the 25th and 32nd weeks of gestation. Prior to this, "the fetus is incapable of awareness or volition" (Harold Moritz and James Trefil, The Facts of Life: Science and the Abortion Controversy [Oxford: University Press, 1992] 116f). Today in the U.S., 98% of all abortions take place within the first 15 weeks (Alan Guttmacher Institute); hence, long before the interiority and ensoulment of the fetus develops.

angelaaina said...

Abortion IS a private decision that EVERY woman and her family should be able to make without the unneccessary harmful, hurtful, and yes dangerous actions of society and it's patriarchal individuals.

Yes the poem is lovely! Yes life is lost! But that life is never forgotten in most cases. And until you take the time out to work with people who are doing wonderful work in working with women of color along the lines of Reproductive Health and Reproductive Justice, how will you ever understand?

Thats my challenge to you my fellow Nigerian sistah! ~One Love
P.S. I think your blog is beautiful

lani said...

SAD... you take another life, then you are a murderer.

You take the life of your child, it's even worse cos you killed a part of you. God bless you if you taken more than one.