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Happy Birthday

I am the result of the wrong time
conceived in a moment of passion
two wine soaked minds
upon a fertile field
each combined

In early morn
each to their own way
unknown to either
when their passion died
new life arrived

Too soon discovered
both agreed
it was a mistake
easily fixed
neither could wait

I will never know my father
or loving arms
to hold me near
I have been given a death sentence
with no appeal 
or prospect of a stay

I will be aborted
and flushed away
soon to be forgotten
no one to care
no one to wish me
Happy Birthday

Copyright © Mac McGovern

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  1. Date: 6/14/2010 3:34:00 PM
    wow Mac. this seems to be about the sad choice of abortion to me. an incredible write. I do have mixed feelings, certainly against it as birth control that's for sure. a very emotional write. too controversial to get into - but I say a voice for the child who has none, in this very sad poem. well done. (and sorry about the 5 lbs - I think i gained a few myself when I wrote that one : )). hugs, shar xo

  1. Date: 6/2/2010 3:21:00 PM
    Happy Birthday Mac.. a sad tale but a beautiful poem and nice to know another Gemini exists on Soup site .. I just celebrated in May .. enjoyed your creative write tonight and thankxxx for your great comments on my poetry today..with luv from the "Sweetheart"3f82