Ballad of the Unborn

Ballad of the Unborn
by Fay Clayton

My shining feet will never run
On early morning lawn;
My feet were crushed before they had
A chance to greet the dawn.
My fingers now will never stretch
To touch the winning tape;
My race was done before I learned
The smallest steps to take.
My growing height will never be recorded on the wall;
My growth was stopped when I was still,
Unseen, and very small.
My lips and tongue will never taste
The good fruits of the earth;
For I myself was judged to be
A fruit of little worth.
My eyes will never scan the sky
For my high-flying kite;
For when still blind, destroyed were they
In the black womb of night.
I’ll never stand upon a hill
Spring’s winds in my hair,
Aborted winds of thought closed in
On motherhood’s despair.
I’ll never walk the shores of life
Or know the tides of time;
For I was coming but unloved,
And that my only crime.
Nameless am I, a grain of sand
One of the countless dead,
But the deed that made me ashen grey
Floats on seas of red.

From the Voting Booth . . .

I just ran across a percentage point from the Presidential 2016 election which I actually found worrisome and, in another view, horrifying. The article, based on voter participation (which was higher than usual in 2016) reflected that only around 19 percent voted for Donald J. Trump for president in our city. No matter, right, as Trump got into office even without the votes from California. In fact, it would have been somewhat of a shock if California had actually whole heartedly decided to vote for real principles than global warming leftover agendas and such.

Yes, that’s the way it goes in an election BUT, if only 19 percent voted for President Trump in our city and the Catholic/Christian population is obviously more than 19 percent of the population here, can you see the problem?

Last I heard, there are certain aspects of a candidate that can’t be ignored when we go to cast our vote. The right to life is one of them and that means the right to a live birth for unborn babies. The competitor to President Trump in the election was very much for Planned Parenthood and their number-one profit item – abortion. Comparing the two candidates, it shouldn’t have been difficult to make a voting decision. Seemingly, many Catholics either bought the fabricated news that Hillary was the superior intelligence, and supported the rights of women.

However, Hillary’s support of women didn’t include the unborn which when making a vote as a Catholic would cross her right off the list. Sadly, however, it seems that Catholics found some justifiable (in their own uninformed minds) reason to vote for the woman who would advocate abortion long and loud as a freedom for women. To see election time bumper stickers in a church parking lot proclaiming a vote for Hillary was disgraceful. I, personally, have Catholic relatives that stopped communication with us as of November 2016. I even have some local Catholics who denounced and then ignored me when they discovered that I didn’t take the opportunity to vote for the first woman president.

It can be a tad distracting at times when there is a church event or service as you wonder which of the congregation in session is one of the minority when it came to voting as a Catholic. The overall percentage of votes for President Trump in the State of California as a whole was just a bit over 31% Scary to think that the huge win for Hillary in California could have included votes from bishops, priests, seminarians, nuns, deacons . . . Just another fall in the slippery slope of moral values in the world today.

A last thought is that a vote for an adamant abortion advocate is a vote for continued and expanded abortion. Fortunately, Hillary didn’t win and neither did her expansion plans for abortion. BUT, there still might need to be some explanations to God on one’s personal judgement day when he asks such voters why they thought their support of a candidate’s proposed laws, if elected, were more important than His laws? Every baby is made in the image and likeness of God and everyone but 19% of our little city’s population were okay with their vote encouraging that horrific murder.

Abstaining from Planned Parenthood, Too?

Never thought I’d see the day when supporters of artificial birth control and abortion at any time would  try abstinence! Do they realize that by their actions . . . or lack of action, are actually, for the time being probably saving some future babies from horrible death because what they are doing will not get them pregnant. I wonder what thought process went into this decision but it seems rather of a grandstand nature without an audience but a good deal of laughter as to HOW could this change the world.  Given the ‘spare’ cash that seems to flood the bank accounts of Planned Parenthood, it shouldn’t cause too much concern for Planned Parenthood’s bank account.  I guess we should look with pity at every woman we see as they might be one of the brave,  unfulfilled females who are abstaining from one-night stands, wavering relationships, and recreational sex.

Abortion Confusion?

The liberals seem to have an interesting take on which children should live and which should die. There is ongoing protests about the children at the border. The United States didn’t bring those children over the border and, seemingly, are doing a good job of protecting them. The left seems to forget that the parents broke the law coming over and have to provide some kind of identification that they should be allowed in the country. Already, the border patrol has found MS-13 trying to get in with children that are not theirs. People with multiple deportations for crimes committed are discovered and children showing up at very young ages have to be protected.

The battle cry from the left is that all children need to be protected and cared for and we shouldn’t send anyone back because, as they like to repeat and repeat, “That’s not who we are . . .”

Yet, while they care so much about children sent here alone by their parents, entrusted to coyotes for the trip, and being used by other people, not many of them have a single concern about American unborn babies that die by the thousands a week. For me, you can’t have it both ways. ALL children should be safe. I guess you could say, “That’s not who we should be . . .”

Congressman Henry Hyde on the Irish Vote for Abortion 2018

On this most sorrowful day in Irish history.

“When the time comes, as it surely will, when we face that awesome moment, the final judgment, I’ve often thought, as Fulton Sheen wrote, that it is a terrible moment of loneliness. You have no advocates, you are there alone standing before God — and a terror will rip your soul like nothing you can imagine. But I really think that those in the pro-life movement will not be alone. I think there’ll be a chorus of voices that have never been heard in this world but are heard beautifully and clearly in the next world — and they will plead for everyone who has been in this movement. They will say to God, ‘Spare him, because he loved us!'”

Congressman Henry Hyde