Saturday, March 7, 2015

Whitman and Abortion

"Oh me! Oh life! of the questions of these recurring,
Of the endless trains of the faithless, of cities fill’d with the foolish,
Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?)
Of eyes that vainly crave the light, of the objects mean, of the struggle ever renew’d,
Of the poor results of all, of the plodding and sordid crowds I see around me,
Of the empty and useless years of the rest, with the rest me intertwined,
The question, O me! so sad, recurring—What good amid these, O me, O life?

That you are here—that life exists and identity,
That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse."

This is a beautiful answer to suffering
This is a beautiful answer to abortion
This is why we don't kill ourselves
This is why people fight to stay alive amidst famine and war
This is why people endure jail and torture
This is why it is wrong to kill our children

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