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Dead Fetus Returns

              Dead Fetus Returns

At age twelve, I love this girl
But I am too young to be a part of her world
Then at age twenty-four, I again meet her
After moving from one place to another

So the fire of love , within my heart begins to sour
I fall in-love as a lion with high energy and a mighty roar
Now this young lady is five months pregnant and meek and mild
Then there is about to be paternity questions about the child.

About to be a father, my hopes are dashed
As this young lady, tries to terminate the pregnancy, my heart is smashed
Then, finally to the hospital, I appear
She is on a table, in a room, as I wait out there

Just two weeks later and in the middle of the night
Dead baby pays a visit, as I suffer for his plight
I am fast asleep, then slowly turn to see
Suspended at the foot of the bed, in a fetal position, eyes closed, he looks at me

With eyes totally shut, baby cries out in agony and sorrow
As I pray for the day, this child will see a brighter tomorrow
That abortion could take such a beautiful little angelic soul
Before it reaches full maturity , and his heaven is unfold

Fully awake, I am crying with much regret, for the child that is lost
For I failed to fight harder for his life, and now suffer the psychological cost
Before in his mother's womb, so comfortable and full of expectation
Then is made to suffer a terrible fate; pain, screaming and agonizing destruction.

William Morrissey 7/30/07

Copyright © William Morrissey | Year Posted 2016


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  1. Date: 5/17/2016 3:52:00 PM

    I had a girl friend who attempted to have a self-abortion. When that did not work, I went with her against my better judgement to a hospital where she had the abortion. A few weeks later, the dead baby showed up in my apartment , in middle of the night crying. I think that abortion should never be legal in America.