Abortion Poem

Poem From A Father Regretting Abortion

My ex-girlfriend decided to have an abortion. I did not want this to happen, so I wrote a poem to express my feelings, to say sorry and to tell my baby that I care.

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To My Little Baby


Published by Family Friend Poems April 2009 with permission of the Author.

It's so hard for me to try and find that right words to say.
I'm sorry we never got the chance to meet,
the chance to see your tiny body and hold your tiny feet.

I have an image of you in my mind,
your gorgeous smile,
your beautiful eyes,
a picture,
an image,
something I'll never let go.

Every Christmas,
every birthday,
I'll do nothing but wish you were here,
right by my side.

A boy or a girl, I'll never know,
this love I have for you,
I'll never be able to show.

You'll always be Daddy's special one and Mummy's, too,
and we want you to know we'll always love you.

I wrote you this poem to show I care,
this pain,
this hurt I cannot bear.

It's time to sleep now. my little baby.
One day,
I'll be able to hold you tight and give you that proper kiss goodnight.

Goodnight Sweetheart
Love you always

Mummy and Daddy
xx         xx


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  • Unknown Sorrow by Unknown Sorrow
  • 1 year ago

Hi, my lil baby sibling. I don't know your gender, nor did I know that you existed until today. I never got the chance to meet you and will never ever be able to. Dad and Mom must be having some problems, so they let you go, but remember that this big sis of yours will always love you from my heart. A big love to you from this helpless sister of yours.

  • Sarah W UK by Sarah W UK
  • 8 years ago

Having an abortion is not easy... people think it is at the time. I had an abortion 10 years ago. I was living in a refuge with my 3 children after leaving an abusive and alcoholic partner. I didn't know what else to do at the time. I had no where to live, little money and my family were not supportive.

Sometimes I wonder what life would have been like if I had kept the baby; if I could go back in time knowing what I know now I would have made a different choice. I would have loved another child.

The only thing I do know, is that I did what I thought was right at the time with my life the way it was. It was not something I did lightly, It was such a hard decision to make. I had to think of my other 3 little ones - we all lived in one room and the future was bleak. I did remarry and have a wonderful life and rewarding career now.

No one knows what will happen tomorrow and so we make our choices based on what we know today.

  • Guatemala by Guatemala
  • 9 years ago

Hello. I'm from Guatemala. I decided to get an abortion because a toxic drug I was consuming. However doctors advice me that was the best for my little baby for all the risks and health problems he/she could have. Most of women in my situation choose the same option I did. (86%) but it hurts. Now I regret... although the baby was so sick it was my responsibility to take care of him/her. But I was Coward I just didn't want to see him suffering and make this worst. I think he is in heaven. But left such a big hole in my heart. Now I just look for GOD FORGIVNESS BECAUSE SOMEDAY I WANT TO MEET MY BABY! ;) *I'm so sorry for my English. I'm not a native.

  • Bethany Carpenter by Bethany Carpenter, Stockton
  • 10 years ago

I had an abortion at 15 yes it is hard yes it hurt I totally regret it:'( wish I still had my baby worst thing I've ever done :'( having a new born brother doesn't help but :'( rip mammy loves you and I will see you one day
(I was 16 and a half weeks)

  • Abigail by Abigail, Illinois
  • 10 years ago

To Josie and Terry and Ryan and all the others who have endured the torture of abortion, I am so sorry and I cry with you. No one should ever be made to give up their child. Ever. You young men who were there to support her through the hell of abortion: I commend you and I hope you heal and tell other guys to be more careful not to create an unwanted life. To all the women who made the choice to abort their baby and have ongoing pain and regret, I share your pain and I weep for your regret. To you who believe you did the right thing, I can only pray for you.

  • micheal by micheal
  • 10 years ago

Wooow I really love this poem. I remembered when my girlfriend called me around 1:00 AM that she is pregnant and that she will love to keep the baby, I was afraid and suggest for an abortion, but she refused. Now the baby is growing and I love her so much...
I felt Sorry and regretted the word "ABORTION"

  • Jo by Jo, Iowa
  • 10 years ago

I had an abortion a week and a half ago. Most days I feel so empty and hollow and detached as though it happen to someone else. I never believed myself capable of ever having an abortion. I'm 38 years old and already had two kids 15 and 18. This was a baby from an affair. My marriage has been troubled for years and I felt unappreciated and unloved. It was easy to fall under the charm of a loving man. The babies dad is married as well. He is black and I am white. My husband is white. I didn't see how I could ever make it work and the babies dad kept telling me I would destroy everyone's life and the selfless thing to do would be to have the abortion. I felt pressured. I regret it. I regret it with all my heart. I regret it with all my soul. I hate the part of me that did this. I am a mother. I don't feel this was a motherly act. I miss my baby. My baby deserved better. Every biracial child I see haunts me to my core. That could have been my baby.

  • Bibiana by Bibiana, Florida
  • 10 years ago

I cannot condemn or judge. I was in their shoes 19 years ago. I now have a beautiful daughter, but I had the support of my family. I do not know what I would have done had I been totally alone. May God bless all of you and give you inner peace. Please remember that He is merciful and forgiving.

  • Teresa by Teresa, Delaware
  • 10 years ago

www.rachelsvineyard.org is a step toward wholeness and healing... I will never forget the child I never met! But I now know that I am forgiven, redeemed, and looking forward to holding him in my arms in Heaven!

  • Leanne by Leanne, Scotland
  • 11 years ago

I love this poem pretty much sums up how I feel. I think about my baby every second of every day and the love I lost from the father because I was selfish.

  • Z by Z, Houston Texas
  • 11 years ago

I had more than one abortion. I was in turmoil. I was sorrowful. I later got married. God has blessed me with a precious daughter. I would be lying if I said I live without deep regret. At one time I was having panic attacks. Afraid to die. Afraid my children in heaven would hate me. I did a wonderful Bible Study (men and women). It is called SAVE ONE. It is offered all over the country and can be ordered. They are based in Tenn, USA. If you had an abortion you can never forget your child but you can be made whole in Christ Jesus. He loves you. He will forgive you. In Him you can meet and see your babies again.

God speed.
Fighting for Life
In Christ

  • Marcy by Marcy, New York
  • 11 years ago

It's been a year, all the past 365 days there has not been a moment when I don't remember you.

You've become a little person in my mind
your smile just like mine, eyes like your father, your small hands & rosy cheeks.
Sometimes all I want to do is sleep for in my dreams is the only place where I can hold you in my arms.

You were only part of me for a few weeks & I didn't notice you till the last two. You brought so much change to my thoughts:
fear, sadness, happiness, confusion the list goes on.... of all the feelings Selfishness won & I'm sorry

Just because terminating your life was the good choice for your father and I doesn't justify it as being the RIGHT one..
I'm sorry
I was a coward, used my future as an excuse not knowing you were my future.

I love you, see you in my dreams little one

  • Chris by Chris, Durham
  • 11 years ago

I have just today been with my ex while she had an abortion.. when we first found out she was pregnant we didn't no what to do or think. It took us a while too come up with a decision, we decided to have an abortion. And then a couple of weeks ago I thought too myself we cannot do this, this is an innocent baby, our baby. I told my ex how I felt but she had her mind made up, there was nothing I could do other than support her through this even though I did not agree with it. Today has been the worst experience of our lives, now she totally regrets doing it. I have cried since I got back from the hospital. I will continue too support my ex through this and only hope we get too meet our little one someday. I love you angel.

  • Angie by Angie, New Zealand
  • 11 years ago

I had a abortion last year in March, I already have 4 children. I met this guy he was wonderful till I found out I was pregnant. Straight away he wanted to get rid of it. I didn't want to. I don't believe in abortions but he said if I didn't I would loose him too. So, I went thru with it. Afterwards I couldn't cope with what I did and I still can't cope. I regret it and because of how I became afterwards my bf left me when I needed him the most. So, I killed my baby for a stupid man. It eats away at me everyday talking about it helps so much but it doesn't repair the hole in my heart.

  • Josie by Josie, California
  • 11 years ago

I am only 12. I had to have an abortion because my pelvis would have been to small to carry my baby. Or at least that's what People say. In all honesty I think my mother and father just don't want to live with the fact of having a grandchild caused by rape. Even though I am young that is no reason to end the life of a child never born. I am just a child myself, but my family still my loves me. They could've helped. They could've saved my baby. But their just to selfish and ashamed to have a "mistake grand baby." that's how the saw my baby as A "mistake". A child is NEVER a mistake. No matter what the circumstances are.

  • Nicole by Nicole, North Carolina
  • 12 years ago

I know how you feel because I recently had to have an abortion, my mom made me. I am 16 but would have been 17 when I would have had it. ( July 28, 2012) it hurts so bad because I didn't want to do it, and neither did my boyfriend. It still hurts to the max when I see all these girls pregnant....I just don't know what to do.

  • Amy. London by Amy. London
  • 12 years ago

I had an abortion 2 and a half months ago at 3 months pregnant, I am only 16 and haven't got my mother around and do not have a good relationship with my dad. I am in college and don't have a lot of money so I thought it would be best to terminate the pregnancy as I would not be financially stable and didn't think I could cope, however after watching my belly swell I was thinking about the life growing inside me everyday. My boyfriend of two years was very helpful and held me as I cried all night on the day I found out, he told me it was my choice but a termination would be better for the child as we couldn't afford a baby. I know in my heart and soul that my child was a boy after all they say a mother always knows. I think about my son everyday and cry at least 3 times a day, I wake up crying in the middle of the night, and am now taking anti depressants. The guilt and heartache is killing me I will never forget about my precious angel.

  • Terry by Terry, Alabama
  • 12 years ago

So today my girl and l got an abortion. I was so against it, but I supported whatever decision she made being we're both in college and trying to do something with our lives first. I watched her get it and I tell you, it hurt like hell. This poem truly expresses how I feel. Until you truly learn to love something/someone that is a part of you, this poem will never really touch you. All I can do now is cry over one of the possible worst decisions I've made in my life and pray to God to touch our hearts and souls. Thanks for the touching poem Ryan.

  • Frances by Frances, Georgia
  • 12 years ago

For the one's that have had an abortion, poems like this help them deal with the pain especially the emotional pain. I had an abortion when I was 14 years old, I was made to do this by my mother and the baby's father. I was told that I would be a disgrace to the family and his Mother said that I would ruin his life. To this day I haven't been able to forgive myself even though I know it wasn't my decision and my fault. I loved and wanted my baby. His Mother had told me she was sorry but my Mother never did before she passed. I've since had 3 kids and have a grand baby now that is my world. I pray the people really think about this decision because it's something that you live with for life. I punish myself daily for my actions. I never knew the sex of my baby to even name it, really need to heal. Good luck and GOD BLESS YOU ALL

  • Amber Graham by Amber Graham, Georgia
  • 12 years ago

This poem is so beautiful. No one really understands that abortion is painful..mentally and physically. It's great to know that some guys actually care.

  • Ren by Ren, England.
  • 12 years ago

This poem is incredibly touching. It's raw, and beautiful. I wish my baby's father had cared about our baby to the same extent. I hope your pain eases.

  • Sue by Sue
  • 13 years ago

I had two abortions when I was 17 and 20. I was so upset over it. I had no parents. father and mother deceased. I was a foster child. I got my tubes tied after the 2nd abortion and today almost 20 years later, I am married to a great man. I don't know if we will have a child, but if I get my tubes untied and have one I will love the child with all my heart. Babies are precious and gifts from God. Peace with all you women and men who have suffered from abortion.

  • Fatimah A. by Fatimah A., Philadelphia
  • 13 years ago

I don't believe in abortion and I am what you consider poor to most people because of my income. I have two handsome boys who I had ten months apart
and yes some days are harder then others but the look on my boys face make it all worth it. I am only 24 years old and a single mother at that. As I looked into my boys face after reading this poem I cry because I couldn't see me doing this to God blessing. I believe God don't give you what you want but what you need. Please be blessed

  • Ava by Ava, US
  • 13 years ago

I've never been pregnant or anything in that nature because I'm still really young but I am very serious about pro-life. This poem was very inspiring and beautiful. I think it must be hard for you living with all that guilt but we all make mistakes. It's just sometimes we don't realize what's the conclusion of our actions. This poem told me that if I were ever to be caught with an unwanted pregnancy that abortion isn't always the answer. :)

  • Lola by Lola, South-Africa
  • 13 years ago

I fell pregnant when I was in high school, I kept my little boy, it was the best thing I have ever done, he was sent to me for a reason, he helped me to get my life straight, gave me a reason to want to live, my friend on the other hand, had an abortion. She ended up being a junkie, getting fired for stealing, not completing school... I love my son, he is everything to me, he saved my life!

  • Eileen Beyer by Eileen Beyer
  • 7 years ago

Many women regret having abortions and no one else knows their pain but having an abortion does not mean you will be a junkie, get fired for stealing or will not finish school. That's like saying using the wrong toothpaste will not give you the guy you love and only serves to pile more guilt onto the woman's regretful choice.

  • Shazza by Shazza
  • 13 years ago

This poem really touched my heart because I had to have an abortion because I am only 15. I did use protection but it split I really wished I didn't do it now. I hurt so bad and I think about it all the time. It's upsets me to think that I could of brought a precious baby into this world and loved it because to be very honest I'd love to have a little baby call me mum and watch it grow up because that is something my mum has never done for me. She kicked me out when I was 13. wish you all the best x

  • Logan H. Indiana by Logan H. Indiana
  • 13 years ago

dude I feel you. my ex girl friend told me she was pregnant and three months later she told me her and her mother decided to have a abortion. I could never grieve correctly till now. thank you so much for writing this and not only helping me but many others I'm sure as well. I will always hate her for what she did. thank you...

  • Christal Jones by Christal Jones, California
  • 13 years ago

I have never had an abortion nor have I ever been pregnant. I can only imagine what I would do if I ever had the chance. There is only one thing I can say and that is the people who have are very lucky to get to experience such a joy and happiness. Babies are so precious and innocent. I will never judge a person if I do not know their reasons why or their heart but you do have to know that whatever you do and whoever you are it will be worth it in the end to let the little ones have a life, even if you were to let another family have the joy of raising the baby. Peace to you and what you choose.

  • Joyce by Joyce
  • 14 years ago

I had an abortion, I was 35 and with health problems. I was also told I'd never get pregnant again, because of a female problem in the past. But I did and it was a shock, I was one of those people who was against abortion. Until I found myself in a situation, and then I began to see things differently. Do I regret it? No. But, I am sad that I had to make that choice. The father was ok with it, though later he said it still hurts him to think about it. We lived together for three years. And one year after we parted our ways, he was killed in a car accident, and then I realized, it was meant to be that way. All things that happen happen for a reason, that I do believe. It's a very hard decision to make, and as for me the hardest one I ever made in my life! I think their are times when abortion may be the answer for some people, just depends on the situation, however all in all, its never a easy thing to do. And I'm sorry and have asked god to forgive me, and I believe he has.

  • Jade by Jade
  • 14 years ago

It's not as easy as it sounds to have an abortion. You have to do what's right. But it wasn't a baby. It wasn't real. It was an egg. Until like 3 months. Just think, you need to get your life done before you bring someone else's into it, you need money and a home for your baby. it wouldn't like to live from mummys and daddys. and also, it could make you split up. I have had a abortion now I have 2 little boys and the abortion is the best thing I've done, you'll realize this, as I wouldn't have had my boys now, my family, my house, and no money.

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