The Saving of Me
My mother thought she couldn’t cope
with facing life, devoid of hope;
alone and pregnant, due to rape,
abortion seemed the one escape;
but on arrival at the door,
she heard a voice say:
“Let’s think more –
about the baby in your womb;
no matter what, life’s not all gloom.
for there is help for girls like you,
whose options now seem all too few.”
She turned and saw a smiling face
She’d not expected at that place.
“Please take a leaflet and feel free
to call, whatever the time may be.”
While sitting waiting for her turn,
With quite a lot of time to turn,
She idly read the leaflet through,
as there was nothing else to do,
and thought she’d try the number first
before her appointment; for at worst
there’d be no help, and she’d go on,
and very soon I would be gone.
But there was help; she turned around,
And left the clinic; for she’d found
Someone who cared and said that they
Could help her find another way,
So she could keep her growing child;
I really think I may have smiled,
When I heard the news, I was to live,
Knowing I had so much to give.
And now I’m here, and so adored,
She’s really pleased I’ve come on board.
Eileen Morrison for WRITE to LIFE