ethical questions



how long believe
blind rhetoric?

why hire doctors
to do harm?

instrumental rape
violates mother with child

what kind of ghastly
choice is offered?

by salt poisoning, chemicals,
or crunch of infant skull

when will men honor
mothers’ calling?

where have hope’s
children gone?



Linking with dVerse Poets quadrille prompt…sorry this topic is neither pleasant nor Christmasy. Yet our brokenness and sin is why Christ came…as an infant to a poor, young woman in seemingly scandalous circumstances. Would we have aborted Jesus?

17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. rothpoetry
    Sep 02, 2019 @ 08:39:28

    You have said it very well. When will we ever learn….?


  2. Grace
    Dec 10, 2017 @ 20:08:55

    A lot of points to ponder here Lynn ~ That last question pierces the heart~


  3. writerwannabe763
    Dec 10, 2017 @ 16:20:29

    Stark truth! Diane


  4. mhmp77
    Dec 06, 2017 @ 01:45:58


    One would rather take it that the prophets were accorded special considerations not enjoyed by ordinary beings. Mary was unmarried but still there was no stigma of the fact!



  5. lynn__
    Dec 05, 2017 @ 17:08:37

    Painful questions to consider…


  6. revivedwriter
    Dec 05, 2017 @ 16:55:58

    Wow. This hits hard.


  7. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Dec 05, 2017 @ 15:15:19

    I hope you don’t mind saying that I disagree… abortion made early is not as you describe it… but I respect your views.


  8. Frank Hubeny
    Dec 05, 2017 @ 12:57:17

    I liked the part about why hire doctors to do harm.


  9. whimsygizmo
    Dec 05, 2017 @ 09:13:31

    Such strong imagery here. “crunch of infant skull” actually made me suck in my breath for a moment – which, if you ask me, is as it should be. Well done.


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