Treasure Island

Adeline Foster

(Instructor of poetry, Hagerstown, MD)

Abort Not


Each man knows his allotted worth,
The three score years and ten;
Yet few were those who survived at birth
Through the ignorance of men.

They called it the Dark Ages,
When life expectancy was short;
In statistics that they calculate
Were the lives snuffed at the start.

Through the annals of an enlightened age
There march a million strong,
The children who are slaughtered
Before they can be born.

Was life expectancy less great
When accident stilled the voice
Than when the deaths mount in a land
Where parents kill by choice.

The politicians who passed the pro-abortion law
were about thirty years too late.
Thirty years sooner that law could have slaughtered
the voters who put them in office.

Submitted: Friday, June 28, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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  • Phyllis Strong (8/3/2013 9:19:00 AM)

    The joy of a child, some will never know. Good poem Adeline,
    I pray that it will save a life today.

    …God has blessed America
    With the babies that he give;
    and we abuse and neglect them,
    and kill them daily still…

    Phyllis (Report) Reply

  • Khloe Chase (7/19/2013 12:36:00 PM)

    Thank you for your comment on my poem Her Beginning was Her End. Your poem has such a good point and I love your way of putting it. Thank you for suggesting this poem to me. (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (7/13/2013 8:49:00 AM)

    A very good and thought provoking write.
    The wording and meaning was done with
    good details and finery. Good write. (Report) Reply

  • Louis Rams (7/4/2013 10:02:00 AM)

    why has humanity gone to the ground - if it continues this way, no one will be around (Report) Reply

  • Is It Poetry (6/28/2013 6:43:00 PM)

    Adeline,
    for what most deem
    the worth of politics.
    The men.
    They know the truth
    of your last two sentences.
    You've written.......iip (Report) Reply

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