The Lantern Authored by Akiane Kramarik at age 7 found on page 18 in Part 1 of her book of poems titled My Dream Is Bigger than I Memories of Tomorrow. “You will need your own copy of this book to view the full text of this poem. I limit quotes for the purpose of discussion and to follow copyright guidelines that allows for limited quotes.”
This poem titled The Lantern consists of four stanzas with six lines each. I choose a photo of a lantern I had on my patio during my time in South Dakota for this reflection. One word in this poem speaks volumes “silent” found in the second stanza I quote Akiane here: “I drag the cry so I would remain silent.” This speaks to me as the silent unborn child not able to cry out or speak for itself. So the unborn babes are silent unseen by the oval eyes who demand their annihilation on demand under the guise of “choice” and abortion on demand and contraception. The voiceless unborn child is ignored by modern man and few lament their annihilations. Instead many demand their annihilations by unjust laws allowing for abortion on demand a hit on the child of the mother for a price. Contraception does the same thing and also destroys the fertility of the mother so that children she may wish to have in the future cannot come due to a damaged womb and loss of fertility caused by contraception use and abortion on demand if the mother had an abortion or multiple abortions. The unborn are the lambs who are silent and slain mercilessly with no voice via the ocean of blood the terrible bloodbath of abortion and contraception on demand. I include contraception because contraception causes the womb to become a hostile environment for the child which many times cannot implant after it is conceived and is instead cruelly and mercilessly washed out in a pool of blood in the form of a forced miscarriage. The morning after pill is notorious for causing forced miscarriages. This is part of the pool of blood which has now become an ocean of blood of children destroyed. Enjoy a song I wrote titled A voice for the voiceless here: From my playlist titled A Tribute to the Unborn boys and girls from my YouTube channel.