Vasectomy Blues retitled A man’s right to choose

I will not be a father again

I will not have a son

Nor can a lover threaten me with pregnancy

force me into the halls of 1801 Vine

Child support wars

where noone wins

where noone wins

2) I will not be a father again

I will not have a son

Everyone said I would learn how to be a father

but I never was given the instruction book

so I flunked fatherhood

made myself and others miserable

trying again

would be like the US again invading Vietnam

for the




3)I will not be a father again

I will not have a son

Now that I cannot be father, finally

I have become a one woman man

My timing has never been all that wonderful

Still, I look at other woman

But do not bite

this doggie knows

where he gets his biscuits

4) I will not be a father again

I will not have a son

I have deprived some woman

of the opportunity of misery

some unborn child

of a life of emotional neglect

some lawyers

of overwhelming court fees

I will not be a father again

I will not have a son

Love, now, without fear

Love without fear

originally from 1-20-90

one of my best decisions


About bobsmall1

Bob Small has read at Bacchanal, Barnes and Noble, Borders, The Booksource (Swarthmore), The Clark Park Festivals,Community College of Philadelphia Highwire Gallery, The Mad Poets Annual Food Fest Reading, The Middle East Restaurant, Nexus GalleryThe Painted Bride Arts Center, The Philadelphia Ethical Society, Robin's Bookstore The University of Pennsylvania and also in New York City, Trenton, NJ, Washington, DC, and in many Delaware Valley Venues. He is the author of numerous chapbooks, including El Otro Lado (with Maralyn Lois Polak), On watching America Die, Small Steps and Toes (with Lamont B. Steptoe), and The Unapoet. This is his first Reading in over a year. Bob Small was Founder and President of the two decades old Poets and Prophets, which presented Poetry Readings in both Delaware County and Philadelphia. Bob was the Chair of The Delaware County Green Party and was the First Green Party Candidate in Delaware County (2005). He was also a Green Party National Delegate, among other duties. He is the Founder and Facilitator of The Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition (PaBac), which is a Coalition of both Independents and Third Parties., seeking to legislatively improve Pennsylvania's Ballot Access Laws. (Facebook) Bob is also a founding member and Facilitator of Democracy Unplugged, and Delco Debates, which has presented Independent and Third Party Forums in Delaware County since 2004. Facebook) He was formerly involved with Cinema Resistance, and Delco Pledge of Resistance. Bob currently lives in Swarthmore with his wife and their menagerie of animals. He is currently focused on writing a Novel and organizing his Poetry, which he posts on his Blog (Bob Small1). He is retired from most of the above activities, except Delco Debates and Poets and Prophets, which he may return to.
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