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                           What is this thing....residing in me?
                                          I want it out.
                            They said it could be President.
                           They said I should have this burden.
                                          Why is that?
                      The pain...it was so intense, it kept me up at night.
                              The laws say I must keep it in me.
                                Even though I am only thirteen.
                                            Please, help me.
                                   A bad man put it inside of me.
                            He's away, locked up for ever and ever.
                                 But his face will be on this....thing....
                              And I have to bring it into the world alone.
                            Mommy....it hurt. It hurt...so much....
                                  Why do I have to live with this?
                                I'll see his face when the thing laughs.
                                         He'll be laughing at me.
                                 I couldn't take the pain....I'm sorry....
                              No one wanted to help me get rid of it.
                              They called me a Godless whore and a quitter.
                    So I decided to cut out the pain by myself...with a coat hanger.
                            Now, I'm looking at the blood spreading around me.
                     And the thing, still screaming, is writhing on the coat hanger.
                                                 I took it out.
                                     I'm sorry, but I couldn't take it.
                          I'm starting to feel dizzy....I've lost too much blood.
                       As I fall to the floor, I look at the thing writhing beside me.
                                                   It's a boy.
                      
                            
                            
This is a poem based on :iconkitsuneredwolf:'s picture NO On Prop 4 [link]

I'm a firm believer in the idea that a person's own body is their right to control. It is for this reason that I'm pro-choice.
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Mistwolf4 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student Artist
One thing you have to say to all pro-lifers: How do they know that the baby's gonna grow up and cure cancer? How do they know that the mother wouldn't have found a cure for cancer. But instead she dies giving birth to something that grows up to become a child molester?
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crookedalley Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Because people fucking suck.
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Mistwolf4 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Student Artist
Well said. :iconclapplz:
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crookedalley Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
Thank you, though I wish I hadn't made that comment in anger like I did. I could have elaborated on WHY people suck, and the shape and context with which their suckiness takes form, and perhaps even offered a solution to the suck or at least the fucking. Ye ken?
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Mistwolf4 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student Artist
Maybe :P
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Jakomysterio Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm awfully late coming across this piece, but I think you handled the subject well. Despite what that religious zealot says, it's easy to see that you are trying to empathize with the young woman in the poem (regarding the fetus as a thing...etc.). I'm sure you know that it in no way reflects on you as a person, and I figure one stupid comment deserves a good one. The notion of taking away choice really does nothing but create more pain and more loss of life based on the situation above. My wife knows a woman who kept her rape baby and is raising it. She's my hero, and I can hardly conceive of anything more valiant, but trying to force women down that road is tragic, particularly considering that pro-life doesn't mean pro-let's make the foster care system better, or pro-let's make food stamps and WIC more available. They really should change their name to pro-birth. Keep up the good work.
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crookedalley Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Thank you for the lovely comment.

Yes, they really should change it to pro-birth. I might even get behind the pro-life movement a bit if the people who supported it actually supported the other things that could help that baby survive in the world, like free or affordable healthcare and stronger social safety nets.

Hell, they could at least support gay marriage so that more unwanted kids will get adopted into loving families.
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ilovebabies23 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Evil. This is evil, and i hate it.
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Roman-Utopia-Panacea Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
how is it evil? its expressing what a rape victims thoughts might be.
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ilovebabies23 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Just because this girl is suffering doesn't mean killing her child is the answer... Abortion is never the answer.
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