And… we’re diving right in!
Yes, I’m still using that dorky salutation.
Stop apologizing for your craziness, Joy.
Fine, I will. 😂
Anyways, today’s post is actually a serious one. I’m sharing another poem of mine. It’s quite a different style from anything I’ve written before. It’s on a topic I’m extremely passionate about, and I really hope you enjoy it.
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dear officials of america
dear officials of america, you say
you are here to fight for all of us
you are here to uphold the rights
of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
you call children the future leaders
those who will lead our country
you send them blessings
you promise them you will keep them safe
from school shootings, and bombings, and terrorist attacks
and racism and cruelty.
you say no one should be bullied
no one should be beat up
no one should be afraid to be alive
that every little black girl has the right to grow up to be
president of the united states.
all this is excellent and good and praiseworthy
and i commend you for it
so bear with me as i ask you the following:
do you really fight for all human life?
do you really stand for the rights of all?
do you really believe children should be blessed
that they will grow up to become leaders of our country
that they are precious
whether black or white or brown or red?
do you, o fighters for the people,
believe children should not be killed
in school shootings and lynchings
beaten bloody by angry classmates
because they may be a little different
or because of no reason at all?
do you believe children should never cry
believing they should die
being afraid to go on living
because of the dangerous and hateful environment
if the answers to all those were yes
bear with me as i ask just a few more
and see if your response remains the same.
are all children precious in your sight?
yes, you say.
all children? i ask.
of course, you say.
and i reply, even the unborn?
and you stumble over your words.
you know you are killing children
you are not protecting their lives, nor their rights.
you say that little girl in the womb
will never grow up to be president of the u.s. if you can help it
because you’ll be rid of her long before.
you say shootings are okay
because you shoot that little boy who did nothing wrong.
just because his mother said she didn’t plan.
these children can be bombed
they can be mutilated
they can be murdered, because that’s what it is
they can be lynched
they can be bullied and beat up
because everything is different, i suppose
when you’re the ones who make the decision
to do so to billions of them.
yes, children should believe they should die
because someone else committed a crime
because they’re unwanted
because they’ll turn out looking different from other children who are called “normal”
they should be afraid to go on living
in their mothers’ wombs
the most dangerous and hateful environment to be in now.
what now of protecting children?
what now of them all being precious?
no, you don’t believe nor do
any of what you say you believe and do
and i, a child who was once in that womb
as you were once in that womb
i’m calling for a change
so this is my plea with you.
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Thanks for reading!
My prayer is that more Christians will speak out in defense of the unborn.
You know the drill – eat, pray, write, repeat!