Cry for Mercy

By: Lewis E. Thomas

My conception began thru rape that was a heinous crime
But I have a case to make as you read this rhyme. 


I never broke any laws or did anyone any harm
I am an innocent child to be held within your arms. 


I have been part of you since the beginning of my life
I am sorry if my existence adds to your pain and strife. 


I share your genetic code and the blood in your veins
My love can heal your scars and take away your pain. 


God designed me to deliver kisses from Heaven up above
Will you allow me the chance to give you all my love? 


Mommy; “Don’t think of me as a horrible thing!”
I am a Special Gift blessed by Jesus the King! 


I was conceived thru violence of which I played no part!
Can you find a place for me somewhere in your heart? 


If you decide you must abort me I will understand
Just know that killing me… is not part of God’s plan. 


In your womb I wait and hope I will live to get my name
I’m sorry for all the trouble but I’m not the one to blame.




"No doubt, rape is a savagely violent offense. But, should an unborn baby suffer the cruel, barbaric, and murderous consequences for his or her father's brutal crime?" ~ Victor T. Stephens


“The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.” (Ezekiel 18:20)