DON’T KILL THAT CHILD: THE CRY OF AN ABORTED BABY AND THE RESPONSE OF HER MOTHER BY RABO ISRAEL

DON’T KILL THAT CHILD: THE CRY OF AN ABORTED BABY AND THE RESPONSE OF HER MOTHER BY RABO ISRAEL

Dear mother,

My mother’s womb is now my grave,
The Doctors pill was the gun,
Mama pulled the trigger when she swallowed the, pill,
It pierced through my heart, it made me scream.

I turned to my maker in pains,
‘you tricked me’ I cried out,
She was no haven you promised,
You promised peace in her embrace but here I am in pieces.

How eager I was to meet her,
To tell her how safe I felt within her,
But I was named ‘mistake’ without naming ceremony,
I had slept dreaming of her face,
Eager to taste her milk and embrace.

When I kicked I thought it would be our new play,
A mother and child game,
I never meant to cause her pain,

Never wanted her to take those pills.

To meet that man, I hear they call him Doctor,
Together they chased and flushed me,
Where could I turn to? You were my home,
Who could I cry to? you were my hope.

I felt at home in your womb,
But yesterday you placed a bomb,
And today your womb becomes my tomb.

THE RESPONSE OF HER MOTHER

Dear Child,

I am sorry for making you pass through that pain,
I am sorry for giving you hope of arrival,
I am sorry for giving you a home called womb,
And destroying it with bombs called medicine,
I am so sorry.

Yes, I had s*x but I wasn’t ready for the price,
Yes, it was my peers who told me how sweet,
And pleasurable sex was,
Yes, it was still my peers who introduce me to the bombs,
Bombs like postinor2, black and red capsule, Andrew liversalt etc.,
Yes, I wouldn’t be here if my mum did same,
Yes, I killed you and I cried all through,
I am so sorry.

He said he wasn’t ready to be a father,
He said he was married to another woman,
He said this is the last time,
He said his family are religious,
He said we would have another,
He said he will still marry me,_
He said you haven’t formed yet,
He said we weren’t from the same ethnic and religion,
He said many things,
And I only put him into consideration and I regretted later.
I am so sorry.

I prayed you never destroyed my womb when you left,
I prayed you know I loved you even when you left,
I prayed you understood why I made the decision when you left,
I prayed I shouldn’t look for you when I’m ready,
I prayed you forgive me,
I prayed you weren’t my last,
It was awful what I did to you,
I am so sorry.

Forgive me for I was still a child,
Forgive me for I was naive,
Forgive me for I fear your father’s threats,
Forgive me for I believed his lies,
Forgive me for I was focused on material things,
Forgive me until we meet again and I show you the world,
Just know that,
I am so sorry.

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