Val enjoys writing rhymed poetry with a valuable message in it.
I thought I could wake up this sleeping country with my cries, but still they sleep as if in a dream.
-- Fatima Bhutto
They say life is too precious for abortion
but dying in a senseless war is quite O.K.
so we never bother looking at disproportion
of dying as embryo or on one's 20th birthday.
They say those soldiers died for their homeland
they didn't -- they died for the corporate greed
brainwashed, people don't really understand
war is about money, not for a defense need.
And how many unwanted babies get born
from start doomed to poverty, drugs, crime
a mother hearing about daughter doing porn
or raising her bad son that ends up doing time.
That puritan view of moralistic crap
talking about life as being gift from god
all served to us in some lying shiny gift wrap
when pregnancy is a mistake, the "gift" looks odd.
An anti-abortion leader gives an order for attack
because "national interests" have to be defended
that's why justice in these matters is all out of whack
all that senseless dying, and pregnancies not intended.
At a moment we are god-fearing believers
allowing embryo to become unwanted child
only to turn into some ruthless self-deceivers
with war driven by greed so primitive and wild.
Our military cemeteries so dignified with pride
ghettos and abandoned kids a national shame
it's an ugly truth that we so ably manage to hide
as killed grownup or embryo cannot be the same.
© 2022 Val Karas