Detail of "The Last Judgment" by Jan Van EyckTwo Ballads on Abortion The Society June 20, 2019 Culture, Deconstructing Communism, Poetry 2 Comments Planned Parenthood’s a Euphemism upon reading March for Life’s annual report by Roy E. Peterson Planned Parenthood’s a euphemism __Covering up the murder Of babies by abortion-ism— __We must react with fervor. What they call “planning” are abortions, __And not for parenthood. They harvest baby parts and portions __To sell for their own good. The funding by our government— __A veritable travesty— Is trafficking the innocent, __A sordid industry. Three hundred twenty-eight thousand __Abortions were reported In twenty-sixteen, the horror unplanned __Of souls from flesh extorted! With revenue over a billion, __Government funding half, Half billion for electioneerin’, __They built the golden calf. Tax payers must be dumb __Paying for this insanity. It is a Socialist pogrom __That should die in infamy. Roy E. Peterson is a writer and former U.S. military army intelligence officer who currently resides in Texas. The Pacifist by David Paul Behrens This is just a simple verse, __With words concise and clear. Life would be so wonderful, __Sans violence and fear. What a fine world it would be, __If people thought like this: No man strikes another man— __We’d all live lives of bliss. I would never kill a man, __Although it’d save my life. I could never shoot a gun, __Nor stab him with a knife. Life by far is too important, __It means too much to me, For it gives my soul a purpose. __Allows my soul to see. That is why I hate abortion. __It does not make good sense. When it comes to life or death, __I’m never on the fence. When it’s time to leave the earth __When all is said and done, I’ll be proud I did not kill, __Not once beneath the sun. After fifty thousand miles and five years as a hitchhiker, living on the road and streets in towns and cities across America, David Paul Behrens followed with a career as an over the road dispatcher in the trucking industry. He is now retired and living in La Verne, California. His website is davidpaulbehrens.com. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 2 Responses Theresa Rodriguez June 21, 2019 Thank you for these fine poems, gentlemen. The issue of abortion is one very close to my heart. Reply David Paul Behrens June 21, 2019 Here is a verse from a poem I wrote in 1982, from the viewpoint of one, yet unborn: Abortion is the fashion these days, You can kill me before I’m born. Trying to get born, so many ways, My patience is getting quite worn. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.