Abortion Tableau

The surgical tongs
Invade woman’s womb
Grasps to rend a child
Ripped and torn apart.
Sterile equipment
Masks the silent screams.

Author Notes:

Poem for the Contest
Minimal punctuation.
I believe that abortion is sanctioned murder, but I hope that does not dissuade reviewers from an honest appraisal, due to my opinion.

This is a Tableau Poem. Here are the contest rules.
The Tableau consists of one or more verses, each having six lines. Each line should have five syllables. There is no set rhyme scheme, although rhyme may be present. The title should contain the word “tableau”. Since the dictionary states that the word “tableau” means striking or dramatic picture or representation, the ideal poem should reflect this. A picture should come to mind as the poem is read. No artwork, as your words will paint the picture. This form was created by Emily Romano in 2008.


Synergy of Poetry and Verse. Author, Poet, Photographer

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