Adeline Foster

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Abort Not - Poem by Adeline Foster

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.

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Comments about Abort Not by Adeline Foster

  • Edward Kofi Louis (7/7/2016 3:33:00 AM)


    Abortion is a crime! ! Yet, each man knows his allotted worth. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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  • (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
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  • Lucifera Santez (7/20/2013 12:46:00 PM)


    enlightening......... (Report) Reply

  • (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

  • (6/28/2013 5:32:00 PM)


    A great poem about something that divides so many people.
    A great write.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 28, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, August 10, 2015


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