Catholic Child
Author: Ben Franklin


We met in spring
and sparks flew,
candle lit dinners and walks in the park,
Id been in love before but this felt so new.

Within 3months we had our own flat,
sadly things went down hill after that.

You started dabbling in drugs,
a slap around may face became the norm
instead of our daily hugs.

My friends gave me advice
but I did not listen,
I became a victim of the girlfreind beater system.

On the wednesday you went to work
but forgot your phone,
you got a text from Anne saying
"thanks for last night,come round,
Im all alone at home".

I didnt know what to do,
I went completely num,
I left a foul mouthed letter for him
explaining I was going back to live with my

Once at my mums,
I found out I was pregnant
and the baby was yours.

I phoned you the next day
and you said you did not want anything to do with
OUR baby,
and that I should get rid of it.

I did just that,
and Im a catholic who has commited a huge sin,
I know it sounds harsh folks,
but theres no way I could of looked in to my babies eyes...
as I would of only seen him.


Comments on this poem/writing:

Clive ( -- Saturday, May 21 2005, 01:43 am

Listen to friends

Your words still write so true,
Glad to read you again Hushy
Ben f ( -- Sunday, May 22 2005, 03:21 pm


Nice to see your still reading clive.
thanks for the comment
Terrie* ( -- Monday, May 23 2005, 05:53 am

Ben your amazin'

you share with us so much of life . love to read a caring hearts words on true life..thanx for sharin'
Ben f ( -- Monday, May 23 2005, 09:10 am


Thank you so much Terrie*.
barb ( -- Monday, May 23 2005, 02:41 pm

wrong but right

your writing is so good to read. True life events. Sometimes we have to do what is wrong to make life right.Thank-you for sharing.
Ben f ( -- Monday, May 23 2005, 03:15 pm


thank you so much.
I was hoping that it wasnt a bit to much.
bling ( -- Wednesday, June 20 2007, 01:29 pm

we all move on..

this has happened n i do stand on my own 2 feet now that ive learnt.. n tri move forwrd n nt look bk, bt alwaes will sit on my shoulder as i go on.xx thanks u so so much
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