Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A Poem For An Aborted Child

You were not brought into this world-
because yesterday your sister
was raped and murdered.

She was twelve,
and she could not wait
to hold you in her arms.
She vowed
to protect you and love you
more than any other sister
has ever loved.
She hoped
you would have black hair
like hers.
She would have
accepted you and loved you,
like she loved the world-
with cradled arms
and tender eyes.

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