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Rated: E · Poetry · Medical · #2086421
An ironic poem about the possible consequences of abortion
Life or Abortion


The shy, timid wisp of a girl
was not particularly pretty,
but her aura exuded serenity
which she wore like a mantle

Called into the exam room,
she asked for a pregnancy test;
it was positive and she smiled
as the doctor was called in for exam.

During his exam he looked puzzled,
knowing she was pregnant,
so he asked for a consultation
who agreed with his findings.

She denied ever having
been with a man,
And with her cloak of peace,
they couldn’t help but believe her.

They couldn’t understand
how a virgin could be pregnant,
but this was an anomaly that would
result in infant and maternal death.

They advised her that she
must have an immediate abortion,
but she denied the procedure,
with a nearly hallowed smile.

As she walked to the exit,
they looked at her chart for her name,
and implored, “Mary, please stay!”
She left, knowing her pregnancy was consecrated.

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