Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Abortion Poem IV: Buried Alive (a.k.a. The Medical Waste)

The following poem was inspired by one of the most horrific articles I've ever read. I kind of want to make it longer to explore the mind of the buried alive baby and perhaps go into the mind of the evil mother, as well. But I'm not sure; maybe the poem is perfect the way it is. Any ideas?






Buried Alive (a.k.a. The Medical Waste)

Toss me in with the medical waste;
I’m buried alive.
Buried alive,
My only hour on earth
In a casket of
syringes, of gloves,
of blood and mucus,
shared with others just like me
But already dead.
Buried alive.

8 Comments:

Blogger Des said...

That article is horrible. Its unacceptable that aborted fetuses are born alive and then killed. I do not agree with abortion, but I do agree with the choice... but that the doctors do not want to take the time to do it right, and are more concerned with being charged with infantcide than the fact that they are failing at their job. Yes, everyone makes mistakes, but you should still be held accountable for them! Doctors who kill people through wrong diagnosis, or other passive means are still held responsible for their failurs - abortionists should be too!

I really like this poem.

To play devil's advocate for a moment - how do you know the article isn't lying? It is afterall, having to do with science, which you always preach is nothing but blasphemy and lies.

4:36 PM  
Blogger Nathaniel said...

des -- good question. i would say that my main reason for trusting the article is that it's a statement against interest. Science that defeats the liberal agenda is most likely true, in my opinion. on the other hand, if the science were to report that fetuses don't feel pain, i'd be highly skeptical. plus, i'm not exactly sure how much science it takes to figure out whether a baby is dead or not.

so you think the poem should be left unchanged?

5:18 PM  
Blogger Des said...

I think the shorter, simpler poem provides good contrast to your longer, indepth poems. I also particularly like the metaphor of the casket. It is your poem though, to do with what you like.

5:53 PM  
Blogger Nathan said...

"Abortion on demand is allowed in Britain up to 24 weeks — more than halfway through a normal pregnancy"
--from the article.

Isn't that horrible? I feel like there will always be abortions, legal or no... but the very idea of 'convenience abortion' makes me feel rather ill, even though my objections are not primarily religious, as yours seem to be. Just the idea that a girl forgot to take the pill, or a guy objected to using a condom, or a couple decided not to wait (which is obviously the best decision)... then they can just end the potential life they created.

I read a quote once from a woman who got an abortion because her wedding dress wouldn't look good if she were pregnant. It disturbed me, to say the least.

Incidentally, as many of your other views seem quite fundamental, and I hear reports of things such as abortion clinic bombings... I hope you don't feel any support for this type of terrorism?

7:55 PM  
Anonymous Kia said...

Personally, my stand on abortion is "pro-responsibility."

I honestly think that if people put half the energy into educating people about the various forms of birth control (yes, including abstinence), the abortion rate would take a sharp decline.

I know you don't agree with teenagers "whoring themselves" (and boys are just as guilty as girls, if not more so, you must admit), but if they're going to do the deed, I'd much rather they prevent an unwanted pregnancy than to bring an innocent child into it.

I don't agree with abortion, but if the mother's life is in danger, or the child is going to have a life that is hell on earth because of some congenital deformity, then I think it should be up to the mother.

9:41 PM  
Anonymous Kia said...

P.S. That is indeed a horrific article. And I don't really think it is lying, Des, because I've read other articles about children who are aborted and survive to tell about it.

Yes, leave the poem unchanged.

9:50 PM  
Blogger Nathaniel said...

nathan -- no, i definitely do not support terrorism in any form, including abortion clinic bombings. as readers of this site know, i am fundamentally against the death penalty, since only God gets to decide who lives or dies.

it is rather -- i don't know if amusing is the right word -- that we'd invade a country because it's run by an evil dictator that kills innocent people, but we won't invade Britain, which has abortion on demand and leaves some of the aborted alive to rot and suffer in a can of medical waste. in fact, nearly every country in the world allows abortion -- some, like China, even force abortions -- which is why i think it only consistent that if we are to invade countries for human rights violations we should include on the list nearly the entire world.

7:28 AM  
Blogger Nathaniel said...

kia -- it is God's decision if a baby is going to be born and live a life of hell on earth, not the mothers. abortion denies God's will, killing the innocents He chose to bless the earth with.

7:30 AM  

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