40 days for lies

 

 

And bigotry reigned for 40 days and 40 nights

Outside a clinic – where women sought advice

 

To make a tough decision they’ll live with all their life

Then ’40 days for Lies’ turn up – and add to all the strife

 

Some reasons for abortion are abuse, violence and rape

Then some bible bashing nutter shouts, “you’re making a mistake!”

 

And tries to claim abortion is another holocaust

An argument in which all proportion’s lost

 

And then the tiny throng bleat out hymns like breying sheep

And talk to ‘God the Master’ , with eyes closed like they’re asleep

 

They argue every baby’s part of God’s special plan

Is that the one where I’ll perish – like a ‘kentucky fried human’?

 

So if a complete stranger shafts you with his rod

And you end up pregnant – well its just an act of God.

 

I know I sound quite drippy – I know I’ll be reviled

But I just happen to think each child should be a wanted child

 

I have some lovely children – I wouldn’t give up one

But that was a decision which I came to with their mum

 

Our rights have been hard fought for – we can’t afford to lose

A very basic concept – a woman’s right to choose.

 

 

Des Mannay

 

 


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2 Responses to 40 days for lies

  1. Helen Hill says:

    Brilliantly put, Des…

  2. Well said Des. Good strong words.

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