Abortion Rap (from 1985) sadly still relevant today

Abortion Rap

For and by Popular Neurotics Bob, Brian, Leontyne, and Mary

Bob I wanna do a rap about abortion

Brian hope it don’t put you through contortions

Bob the people over here say it’s a sin
to kill a life ‘fore it be gins

Leontyne once a child’s born then they don’t care guess the main thing is getting there

all getting there
getting there


Mary the people over there and I agree

Leontyne and

Mary that a wo man owns her own bo dy

Bob but with all of the birth con trols


and Brian it’s a jive situation that shouldn’t roll

all shouldn’t roll

shouldn’t roll


Bob the people over here be lieve so deep ly

Brian that hu man life shouldn’t end so cheap ly

all that they’re willin’ to die willin’ to kill

it’s all God’s work, not no cheap thrill

Leontyne bomb the cli nics window break

Mary nothing’s sacred when life’s at stake

Bob kinda re minds me of kill for peace

Brian an’ this is a war that just won’t cease

all just won’t cease

just won’t cease


Bob if I say words on wo men, well, that’s just fine

Brian you gonna tell me next what to do with mine

and who to do with, and at the right times

and half what I like

you gon na make crimes

Mary ’cause I ain’t tel lin’ you

Leontyne ’cause it ain’.t you biz

Bob who I do my do with

Brian or what my do is

Mary so any great mo rals

or et hics a side

I got ta side with pro-choice to survive

all to sur vive

to sur vive


Bob This is my rap

Brian I will bring it home

Mary an’ if I pissed you

Leontyne I guess that’s so

All But I got ta speak out

while time’s still here

Brian ‘For
no one says

All boo!

All (slow) From bles sed fear

Bob Small-4/6/85 from 3/29/85

lines meted out by all the popular Neurotics

Brian, Leontyne, and Mary

The Popular Neurotics are Mary Adams, Leontyne Brown,
Brian Rudnick, and Bob Small. P/N-copyright 1985.


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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