A Poem about an Abortion

I am 64 now and still grieve the child that I lost. I wrote this poem about it. When I had my abortion I was so afraid. I told my fiance, now my ex-husband- He said 'get rid of it'-how cruel I thought. But I was too scared to tell my parents- Altogether too afraid. I agreed to terminate-he arranged it all. But how I've cried to lose that child. Years later I painted a picture of a girl. She looks familiar- I called her Poppy. This I imagine Is she I lost. May God forgive me And may I meet her/him In heaven above
This story was sent in on 21/09/2011

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