Jacob's Ladder


Jacob has no womb.

His sex is all consensual.

He has no fear of penetration

forced, unwanted, life-changing.


Rees-Mogg has no vagina.

His hole is not for birthing.

He cannot have a human being

forced, unwanted, life-changing.


A man with full autonomy,

security and privilege

proclaims a warped morality,

forced, unwanted, life-changing.


He clambers on the rungs,

convinced of his authority

to subjugate a body to be

forced, unwanted, life-changing.


For Leah and for Rachel

and to all the men who raped them:

their seed is not the dust of earth,

it shall not spread to west or east,

it is not blessed, it is not right

to force or change a life with it.

No man or God or Church

can justify it.




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Laura Taylor

Mon 11th Sep 2017 09:28

Thanks all for commenting.

Harry - that was a deliberate choice to keep it focussed on the most offensive part of his remarks.

So you're a pro-lifer? We will always disagree on that.

Interesting research there David. Indeed.

Cheers all.

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Harry O'Neill

Sat 9th Sep 2017 14:51

Comment at last!

Concerning the actual poem:

Your four times repeated `forced ` restrict the
the reasons for abortion too narrowly. (I recall
a guy - thinking that rape was the sole reason
for abortion - being apalled by what he thought
were one hundred and seventy five thousand
rapes that particular year His deep blush when
he was `put right` was delightful to witness.)

...Both `unwanted` and `life changing` are true
(for the latest annual abortion figure of - I think -
One hundred and eighty five thousand eight
hundred abortees of the last annual calculation.)

As M.C. truly says abortion these days is `chosen
as a course of action`

I speak - like Mogg -as a Catholic who accepts the
Churches teaching on the matter:

A foetus is indeed `a life form that is dependent
on the womb` which, unless prevented ( either
deliberately or accidently) will join us - in term -
as a gurgling cooing (or a yawling bawling) fellow
human being...I am aware that some believe it to
be - tinily - merely a biological conglomerate......
But I can`t help noticing that - if one destroys it -
somehow a human being does not appear after
the regulatory period of nine months.

Like Mogg, my religion forbids me to judge motives
of other human beings (but leaves me free to judge
human situations as I believe)which - despite what
I might think of someone else`s belief- is what the
idea of a free vote in Parliament is all about.

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Raj Ferds

Sat 9th Sep 2017 09:12

Superb poem Laura.
It has both the moral and intellectual honesty that challenges distorted and corrupt views.

We need more like you.

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Wolfgar Miere

Sat 9th Sep 2017 08:32

Hi all,

I find JRM engaging and dangerously likeable, it strikes me though that to many he presents danger and a brick wall, I think in truth he may not be so likeable or that willing to engage.

For interest sake take a look at his voting record.


Of interest to me are his voting patterns regarding war and the use of military force, if he clings so steadfastly to the laws of god and presents them to defend his opinion, how can he justify his disgarding of other immovable commandments? Of course the vague nature of scripture will allow him to defend his assertions, vaguely and conveniently.


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Fri 8th Sep 2017 22:57

Hi, Laura..I have so much to say that I hardly know where to begin. So, for all the stubborn mules in the church, I'll leave it at, "keep your rosaries off my ovaries."

Good to hear someone speak up,


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M.C. Newberry

Fri 8th Sep 2017 17:58

I think that JRM has got it wrong with his "point of conception".
The health, wishes and well-being of the mother should
take priority before a life-form that is dependent on the
womb and its owner until capable of being born alive.
The law defines infanticide and child destruction, using
time as a guide, but there are times when a mother's
needs must prevail over all else - and that can see
abortion being chosen as a course of action.
I suspect the hand of religion in JRM's view, primarily
the RC stance against contraception.
JRM has much to say that is worth listening to and
considering, and being seen to be wrong on a topic
doesn't make him a bad man, merely one with an
opinion to be challenged and argued against.

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Laura Taylor

Fri 8th Sep 2017 12:18

Hi David

Did you? I can imagine what a conversation about this with my daughter would be like 😀

Eloquent? With that education, I should bloody hope so! He's dangerously old guard, can't stand the fella, and it drives me mad when people chuckle at him, like he's just being a 'bit funny'. He's not. And agreed - not fit for office at all. And to think he's being whispered about as a replacement for the walking corpse. God bloody save us.

Cheers 😃

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Wolfgar Miere

Fri 8th Sep 2017 10:33

Hi Laura,

I had an interesting discussion with my son about this, too convoluted to discuss but very passionate.

JRM is an eloquent man, unfortunately so much so that he can trick some to accept is irrational logic.

All you need to allow man to impose a false morality is a perverted or accepted version of scripture, JRM is very clear on his belief and has no room for compromise, I recall Bush and Bliar relating how god directed them on decisions regarding the gulf war. For the very same reasons JRM appears to render himself unfit for office.

Great poem btw.


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