Anti-Abortion Poetry – L.B. Strawn’s Abortion

This week Eagle Rising is displaying the pro-life, anti-abortion poetry of one of our readers – Mr. L.B. Strawn.



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Without a thing called mother’s love

This poor child never should have been.

Mom almost died when pregnant with my sister,

So she was told to never have a child again.


My sister was the sixth child out of seven;

Mom was ill and almost lost her mind.

She had lost her first a husband and two children;

To this child, unborn, she could never be unkind.


endabortionAll went well with this birth, which was unplanned,

And her seventh child delivered from her womb.

Her love was stronger than to allow abortion,

And send a child of innocence to an early tomb.


She was a woman who was poor and unlearned,

Yet one who had compassion in her heart.

This child of innocence within her womb

Had no blame for it’s unplanned start.


This birth occurred so many years ago;

In August those years will be seventy one.

I’m happy for the love that she has shown–

She was not ashamed to say I was her son.


I loved and gave the best I had to my mother

Though some things in my teens brought her pain,

I over came those problems ere they grew,

And she was glad she suffered through the strain.


I cannot help but wonder at the blood shed

Allowed to happen as a woman’s right.

If there’s a God in heaven, and, I know there is,

He can’t be pleased with such an awful sight.


He tells us of the pain and suffering of those

Who go to a place that He calls HELL

Murders are one group, of whom we’re told

That God will sound the somber death knell.



By L. B. Strawn

July 21, 1996


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About the author

L.B. Strawn

Born August 30, 1925, near Holcomb, in the boot heel of Missouri, raised near Springfield until 15, moved to Flat Rock, Michigan, graduating high school there. Volunteered US Army Air Corp (now US Air Force). Served 3 ½ years. Left active service as 2nd Lt, served several years in reserves, resigned as Captain. He married Mary Ellen Roton in Montgomery, Alabama, February 22, 1947, after returning from nine months in Germany in the army of occupation where he helped rebuild Rhine-Main airfield near Frankfurt. By September, 1947 they had settled in southern California where he worked 4 ½ years building military aircraft for North American Aviation (now Rockwell International), advancing to leadman, then accepted position with California Highway Patrol, retiring after 25 years on December 30, 1976. His family consists of four children and seventeen grandchildren, of whom he has written in his poems.
He and his wife were baptized into Christ in May, 1947. He services as a deacon and bible class teacher in the Rose Ave. Church of Christ, Bellflower, Cal.
His poetic endeavors includes God, Christ, the church, nature, love, marriage, family, special occasions and even politics. A few are comical but ALL attempt to convey thoughtfulness, with good morals. He has written over 2,000 poems and short stories, of which many are based on actual occurrences while most are fiction. He has been published five times, one hard back book, "OF ME", by Carlton Press of N.Y., (contains 96 poems and received a very commendable review by the Long Beach Press-Telegram, in which his poetry was compared to that of Joyce Kilmer, who wrote TREES), four chapbooks of 23 or 24 poems, were published by "The Plowman" of Whitby, Ontario, Canada. Now he publishes his own chapbooks and has a total of 11 of his own. They have from 23 to 31 poems. More chapbooks are expected momentarily. As a result of being a finalist in the 1997 ISP contest and convention in Washington, D. C., this book is being added to his long list of achievements.
He was a member of World of Poetry, from whom he received one silver poet and four golden poet awards, one outstanding achievement, one fourth place and fourteen certificates of merit. He is now a lifetime member of The International Society Of Poets with gold, ruby and emerald awards, three $50.00 semi-finalist awards and one finalist award. He won first prize in a contest by "The Plowman". He has been published in several news papers and news letters in California, Missouri, Michigan and Pennsylvania, and in two national news letter, also in numerous anthologies. His poems have appeared in many church of Christ bulletins throughout the United States, and 900 have been included in a CD Rom.
In his endeavors in publishing, he has printed 15 chapbooks for two sisters, who write poetry, and for friends, as well as poets throughout the USA, some for a local chapter of the California Federation of Chaparral Poets, of which , he is a member. Also for 1 poet in Australia and 1 in England. He is always trying to advance the cause of poetry, and has taught 10 classes in the ABC and Downey school districts. Though he has some college, he has no degree, however many, hearing his poetry and his delivery, have thought him to be a teacher by profession.

His books are available for purchase through him.

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