Abortion – Alexis McFarlin

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Whoa! Are we really gonna go there?
This topic is to taboo,
it’s to personal,
to painful.

Let me just ask what we know to come.
Is abortion right or is it wrong?
Why must we chose?
Let’s put it into a perspective not most consider.

A young woman, her life ahead.
A young male friend, no good intention to come.
An attack is thrust upon her by him.
Conception occurs.

A young woman, her life ahead.
A male family member, no good intention to come.
An attack is thrust upon her by him.
Conception occurs.

A young woman, her life ahead.
A male stranger, no good intention to come.
An attack is thrust upon her by him.
Conception occurs.

Is abortion ok now?
Is abortion ok ever?
Do we take into consideration the reason,

or do we just stick to the status quo?

Don’t answer now,
for you need time to digest these words.
Instead, just think.
Think about what is said before what is done.

© Alexis McFarlin

Excerpt from the book “Divided Lines – A Poet’s Stance”


Divided LinesDivided Lines – A Poet’s Stance

Foreword . . .

In a world of ever increasing advances seemingly created to make our lives easier to manage, envisioned to bring us together, to draw us closer, we are still in many instances isolated and at odds and validly apart. Something is missing, there is a snag, a rip, a hole in the spiritual fabric that we all see; yet we continue to fail to address.

It has been said by self-proclaimed philosophers, theologians, scholars’ and politicians that the abuse of words can be a danger, there are those that believe words are a leading factor in what ills our society. Of this we do not deny in full, there have been abuses, history is but a melody to that fact, yet it is also true that words have the innate capacity to bridge, to heal that which divides.

Opinions, views, religions, nations, people, even love divides. The focus of this book and the poets here in, is to give breath to a wide range of issues both small and controversial that lie beneath the surface. Things that we are often hesitant to discuss. In saying that, I will offer that the role of a poet is not to persuade or to add more rhetoric to the static we hear. A poet’s responsibility is to shine the light of awareness, to create a platform for dialogue, for healing, to gather up the images in an attempt to understand what we see.

© Demitri Tyler – Author, Measuring For Balance

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