In the Forest…

Another moving poem by my Facebook friend, Judy Alciatore.  For more of Judy’s beautiful poetry, please visit her Facebook page, God’s Poetry by clicking here. 

Mother and aborted child

by Judy Alciatore

IN THE FOREST
IN THE DISTANCE
SITS A GIRL
FROM LONG AGO

CROONING SOFTLY
TO AN INFANT
WHO WILL NEVER
THRIVE OR GROW

FOR THE KILLERS
CAME TO VANQUISH
ALL THE HOPE
FROM THIS SAD WORLD

AND HER LONGING
IN THE MOONLIGHT
SHATTERED DREAMS
OF THIS POOR GIRL

ALL THE LIES
THE KILLERS TOLD HER
ALL THE FALSEHOODS
THEY ONCE SHARED

MADE HER THINK
THAT THEY REGARDED
THAT THEY KINDLED
HOPE AND CARE

OH, IF ONLY
SHE COULD REACH OUT
THROUGH THE
BARRIER OF TIME

SHE WOULD WARN
AND SHE’D ADMONISH
CAN YOU NOT HEAR
THE BELL THAT CHIMES

KEEP AWAY FROM
THE KILLERS
KEEP AWAY
FROM THOSE WHO LIE

FOR THEY’LL KILL
THE LIFE INSIDE YOU
AND YOUR HOPE
WILL SURELY DIE

LET THE LIFE
THAT GROWS
INSIDE YOU
LET IT SEE
THE LIGHT
OF DAY

THEN YOU’LL FIND
A PEACE SO LASTING
AS YOU WORSHIP
AS YOU PRAY

OH, IF ONLY
I COULD TOUCH YOU
FROM THIS PLACE
OF LONG AGO

I WOULD SHOW YOU
I WOULD COMFORT
I WOULD HOLD YOU
YOU WOULD KNOW

THAT THE KILLERS
COME IN SECRET
WITH THEIR SMILES
AND PHONY CHARM

FOR THEIR GOAL
IS TO PREVENT YOU
HOLDING LOVE
WITHIN YOUR ARMS

BUT HERE I SIT
IN THE FOREST
IN A TIME OF
DAYS GONE BY

AND I HEAR
A SOUND SO LONELY
FROM AFAR
MY BABY’S CRY

THANK YOU, LORD

OH, MY…IT HAS BEEN A WHILE SINCE THE LORD HAS SENT ME A PRO-LIFE POEM…THIS ONE IS HAUNTING IN ITS SORROW…THE FOREST SYMBOLIZES THE GIRL’S TANGLED THOUGHTS AND EMOTIONS…LONG AGO COULD BE ONLY MOMENTS AGO…OR YEARS AGO…IT’S HER PAST…HER ABORTION SHE IS GRIEVING…

 

HELP AFTER AN ABORTION

If you or someone you know is suffering after abortion, confidential non-judgmental help is available.  Call Project Rachel’s national toll-free number 888-456-HOPE (4673) or visit hopeafterabortion.org

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