I served the doctor at the reception
Who said I was a victim of deception
With his words he altered my perception
Saying, “Life starts at the moment of conception.”
So I went in another direction
And served the cake and the confections
And with my charm and my affection
I made the necessary connections
So when I saw the doctor at the election
I told him they took up a collection
To pay the bill for my C-section
And my baby girl is absolute perfection
Love and Life
I may not be a famous man,
Or one who makes a hero’s plans.
I do not have a Ph.D.
Or Pulitzers in poetry.
But still I see some trouble here
(I want to be exact and clear);
I see great evil in the land,
Corruption hard to understand.
They’re killing babies left and right,
And I’m opposed with all my might.
A baby has the right to live,
To grow and laugh, to cry and give.
A baby isn’t just a rag
To toss into a bloody bag.
A baby’s us, she’s you and me,
With head and heart, with thumbs and knees.
When zygotes form within their wombs,
God forbid those wombs be tombs.
God says those lives must thrive and grow,
To see the worlds of sun and snow,
To lie upon their mothers’ breasts,
To learn and play, to work and rest.
To take those lives is no small crime,
A Holocaust that taints our time.
Soon the Lord will cast His pall:
May He have mercy on us all.
I’m a Person
“If this suggestion of personhood is established,
the appellant’s case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life would then be guaranteed specifically by the 14th Amendment.”
~Justice Harry Blackmun, Roe v. Wade
My sex was settled from the start,
My DNA is mine alone,
I bleed if cut, God forms my bones,
My breathing tubes and neural parts;
Look how I’m formed, if you would:
With arms and legs, a heart that beats,
Intestines, brain, nose, mouth and ears–
I’m small and I have personhood.
n. A living human. Often used in combination.
n. An individual of specified character.
n. The composite of characteristics that make up an individual personality; the self.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.