Joy Davis

Rookie (July 31/1989 / Canada)

A Story Of True Love *abortion* - Poem by Joy Davis

The room smelling of cleaner and metal
nauseating and mind reeling
feeling her heart race
with nervousness and fear
for the life inside her
her beloved
hoping for life
in the outside world
feeling along and afraid
putting a small hand to her womb
as if trying to get a hold of the tiny new life
forming inside her body
such a beautiful thing
closing her eyes
sighing deeply
slipping into an unknown world
dreaming of love
only to be jolted awake
a stern voice rang out
calling a foreign name
her name
could it really be?
was it really time?
her heart in her throat
she stood
shaking uncontrollably
tears threatening
mind screaming bloody murder
murder! ! !
what was she doing?
realizing her mistake
her heart stopped
she gasped
biting the hand that appeared
at her frozen lips
tears now flowing
asking herself why
why she was putting herself through this..
why she was putting her baby through this..
through such terror and turmoil
her whirling thoughts were making her dizzy
hearing her name again
she looks up
tears blinding her vision
feeling empty and ashamed
she shakes her head
the stranger questions her stance
she stares blankly at her
and shakes her head
understanding her decision
the woman's heart swelled with pride
tears projecting
she looks at the closed door
telling her to leave this desolate place
to give life and hope
to love the small being growing inside her
to live in eternity

Comments about A Story Of True Love *abortion* by Joy Davis

  • (10/9/2006 6:56:00 PM)

    wow...if only the legions of women who have abortions every day could read this heartfelt, dynamic piece. 10 from me =D

    eni da kid
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  • (7/17/2006 9:26:00 AM) davis i can understand what ur poem is about my friend went thought the samething.... and she was so grateful... but the sad thing is she lost the baby after wards... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 24, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, July 17, 2010

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