Vaughn Bekker

Rookie - 0 Points (26 march 1972 / Empangeni)

Abortion-My Short Life - Poem by Vaughn Bekker

I was formed today made by two
My body and soul all brand new
I start to grow inside her womb
Knowing soon my life will bloom

The things I’ll do the places I’ll see
O how much life has waiting for me
I hope that I’ll grow strong and tall
And one day be able to kick a ball

To go to school and learn new things
And just to be ready for what life brings
Then when I’m ready I’ll get a job of my own
Save some money and by a home

That soon I would meet my spouse
That would come and share my house
At some point we would wed
And as life partners we would share a bed

To start a family of our own
With laughing children to fill our home
But thing don`t seem to be going well
Even now as her tummy starts to swell

now as my little body starts to form
She seems more troubled with every dawn
I sense her anguish I feel her pain
Now that her blood flows in my veins

Every day they scream and shout
I don`t know what it`s all about
Nothing seems to be going right
So often I wake up with such a fright

At night she cries herself to sleep
Her soul cries from with her deep
Of all the promise life has in store
It seems it all will be no more

I have no choice to decide
My little body is stuck inside
This horrible choice I have no say
To end my life this tragic way

It looks as if my life will be short
As she has decided to me abort

Comments about Abortion-My Short Life by Vaughn Bekker

  • (4/18/2016 4:52:00 PM)

    Wow I dunno what to say had tears in my eyes so wonderfully written (Report) Reply

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  • (7/8/2010 9:47:00 PM)

    Vaughn: A beautifully written poem on a subject dear to my heart. Denise was my guide to this poem after she read my 'I want to Live'. I hope you will get a chance to read it. I have sent a copy to all 535 members of the House of Representatives and to the Senate of our country in an attempt to stop the partial birth abortion bill. This is a horrific way to murder our children. You have a good write here which is similar to mine. Keep up the good work. Lynn (Report) Reply

  • (6/12/2010 1:23:00 PM)

    Oh my Vaughn, this poem is amazing! i love the way you rhymed the words, so easy and not pretty. (Report) Reply

  • (6/11/2010 12:52:00 PM)

    I only had the time to read this poem from you. The lines give a clear picture of your thoughts. Very touching!

    Reminds me of one of my own poems entitled' JOURNEY INTO LIFE'. AS TIME PERMITS I'LL SURELY READ YOUR OTHER POEMS.




    Thank you.

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  • (5/24/2010 1:35:00 PM)

    Thanks for commenting on my poem Despair Won. You're a great poet. Edgar Allan Poe (My favorite poet) , came to mind when I read this. (Report) Reply

  • Malaya Roses (5/23/2010 4:42:00 AM)

    since i am pro-life, i found this poem suitable for current situation where sometimes decision made out of moral boundry. i had one poem which relates to this matter, unborn.
    thanks for supporting life and let's promote better option other than abortion.
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  • (5/19/2010 11:55:00 AM)

    this has to be one of the best poems that i have seen on this poem yet thank you for inviting me to read ur poems i will deffenitly come and read more when i have more time thank you much (Report) Reply

  • Kumud Ranjan (5/13/2010 8:59:00 AM) may be new to this site but your observation is admirable..
    the sequence of bizzare thoughts you have written is simply superb....mother's anguish her pain..understanding of the kid is simply superb..
    a sad ending though..
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  • (5/10/2010 6:07:00 PM)

    wow very moving you touched on a very difficult so eloquently excellent job (Report) Reply

  • Louis Rams (5/10/2010 5:37:00 PM)

    we are very much on the same page when it touches subjects close to the heart
    because the child is given by the lord for a reason and to not give the child a chance to live and fill their destiny is an abortion in itself.

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  • (5/10/2010 2:09:00 PM)

    A very heartfelt poem on abortion, premature death shouldn't be a choice for killing a fetus any more than war, poverty, prejudices, hate, lack of love that the narrator/the fetus passionately writes from the 1st stanza to 8th but laying the problem of abortions squarley on the mother when if we [poets] were to look at all the causes aforementioned, perhaps all socities would value the lives of fetues and our sons and daughter and the people the warriors are fighting in the two wars as I write. I'm certain fetuses, newborns, senior citizen et al[ their helpless ones] lives are not considered either. perhaps unborn and born lives wouldn't be an issues if we have love and respect for all life.
    A good write my poet friend keep writing.Thanks for sharing
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  • Michelle Freeman (5/10/2010 1:57:00 PM)

    This I understand, and I can actually feel the child's whirlwind emotions from joy and expectation to grief and helplessness. I usually think of the mother's emotions (I'm pro-choice) but this perspective is also relevant. (Report) Reply

  • (5/6/2010 11:47:00 AM)

    this is a good poem. sad but good. makes me want to cry because no child should have to go through this. (Report) Reply

  • (5/3/2010 9:21:00 PM)

    amazing, a different way to look at life (Report) Reply

  • Ravi Sathasivam (5/2/2010 6:16:00 AM)

    Amazing write.
    Well penned and very touching poem.
    Enjoyed reading it
    Thanks for sharing!
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  • (5/1/2010 8:43:00 PM)

    wow. this was amazing! very touching!
    Thanks for sharing!
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  • Craig Anderson (5/1/2010 2:18:00 PM)

    From a non-critical point it's probably the most touching and heart rendering pieces I have ever read, beautiful yet horrific. You have a gift and like Neil Kennovin mentioned forget the rhyme poetry can have no rhyme.
    Excellent piece Vaughn!
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  • (5/1/2010 8:56:00 AM)

    Wow. This is amazing. It brought tears to my eyes! You're really good. (Report) Reply

  • (4/27/2010 1:51:00 PM)

    Very good poem. You rhyme very well at some points, but I would like to stress that it is not necessary to rhyme every line. Sometimes in inhibits poets from showing their truly great message. (Report) Reply

  • (4/27/2010 1:21:00 PM)

    this poem hit me is very good. you have talent (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 22, 2010

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 6, 2010

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