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Monday, January 20, 2003

The Mother Comments

Rating: 4.0
Abortions will not let you forget.
You remember the children you got that you did not get,
The damp small pulps with a little or with no hair,
The singers and workers that never handled the air.

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Dr Antony Theodore 02 November 2020
Abortions will not let you forget. You remember the children you got that you did not get, The damp small pulps with a little or with no hair, The singers and workers that never handled the air. Soo verĂ½ true. abortons is a sin against humanity and against your own self. tony
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Lakshmi priya.G.S 09 January 2019
nice poem i really like it.This poem remembers the love of my mother,
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Gayatri Phukan 15 December 2018
heart touching poem.thank you
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Dipti 04 November 2018
This poem touch my heart
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Jane Ingran 23 September 2018
I will always regret. Those souls torn from their Mothers wombs, where now are they.
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It moved my heart. Thanks
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Mishra 18 July 2018
Thankyou
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Himanshu 18 July 2018
Thank you very much
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Riza Braholli 01 July 2018
a poem beautyful and deply, but that sad me!
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olayode taiwo 23 May 2018
I like the Google
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Danial 09 April 2018
I wonder if the people who commented on this in 2004 come back to see these comments.
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faith 24 January 2018
this really inspierd me
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Kishor Kumar Mishra 23 October 2017
The poem is so much touchy. Emotional as it describes the pain of separation of a mother from its to-be-born child. A high level of thoughts and feelings embedded in this poem. Loved reading it. Thanks for sharing.
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Dutendra Chamling 18 October 2015
It's really powerful poem, It has addressed to greatest problem in the world.
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Jodi Nelms 17 February 2015
How beautifully sad, truly honest, of the heart.
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Danielle Machado 28 December 2014
In some parts of the world the word abortion means what we in the US call a miscarriage. It may have been that way here back when this was written.
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Christina Bailey 19 May 2008
Shelby, I think the poem tells us how profoundly impossible it is to understand abortion. She is able to describe to us each paradox involved: from thinking we have the ability to make the decision to the inability to know whether or not it is a child; whether or not anything was created and could have died. It must be that something was created, how else can the speaker be a mother, why would she love something, but still, it is not a child, it is a 'pulp'; we can only get questions we will never be able to answer. Also, Roe v Wade did not legalize abortion, it took that decision-making capability away from the States and made it a Federal decision. You should read the history behind it, it wasn't very good for women when they had to obtain 'back-alley' abortions from 'wayward' doctors or resort to doing it themselves. Plainly, abortion has always been and presumably will always be within the realm of possibilities for pregnant women, the question we can answer is whether or not it can be done safely and if it should be governments' decision. Finally, I am not 'for abortion', I am simply not able to take away the power from any woman regarding her decision (though Brooks tells us you can never really make that decision and understand it) . I would not have an abortion if I found myself in that situation, but I cannot even understand that decision, and I don't and can't judge anyone for what they choose. She will always be a mother though, somehow. I also do not feel that it should be a question that government answers. -Christina
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Shelby Alvarez 07 April 2008
IMMATURE COMMENT KAITLYN BUT WHEN CAN WE SAY.....THE POEM WAS WRITTEN SO BEAUTIFULLY...AS A 16 YEAR OLD, READING THIS POEM HAS HELPED ME TO UNDERSTAND ABORTION AND WHY IT IS OFTEN PERCEIVED AS A NEGATIVE THING....BEFORE THIS I WAS FOR ABORTION NO MATTER WHAT, BUT AFTER READING THE POEM I'VE COME TO A SOLID CONCLUSION THAT ABORTION SHOULD NOT HAVE EVEN BEEN LEGALIZED MAY GWENDOLYN'S SOUL REST IN PEACE WISH SHE WAS STILL HERE TO WRITE MORE BEAUTIFUL POETRY ~OUT~
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Caren Duncan 21 November 2007
This poem was wrote in the 1940's. There was a completly different set of reasons for an abortion at that time and place, and that should be considered before writing a negative review based only on the subject on not the writing. Also, Gwendolyn Brooks did not have an abortion herself. I think this poem is amazingly wrote.
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Dunja Kovacevic 19 November 2007
This is a powerful poem about a very difficult topic. To have the courage and the strength to relay a painful experience in such an honest way is so rare. Comments like the last one, are exactly what hinders most people from sharing these darker parts of themselves with other people. No one deserves to be put in that position, and no one deserves to feel that way afterwards. But hey, life is full of tough lessons. Let he who has not sinned cast the first stone, right? Anyways, the poem was moving, and written with a simple eloquence.
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