A Poem # 28

As a writer, I feel it is my job to tell other people’s stories without judgement. When I was in high school I knew a number of girls who had abortions. Many of them chose to share their feelings with their classmates. Their collective experience inspired me to write this poem on April 25, 1996.

A Portrait of a Teen

She walked down the street

Head hung down

Thinking about all the things

That were going around

She tugged at her Michael Jordan jersey

As she walked through the door

She took a seat and began

To fill out the forms

She never knew life

Could be so hard

She never knew she’d have to decide

A choice that would have such a big effect

On her life


She felt as if she had given away her soul

Something she would never have again

Everything changed in her life.

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