The Mother

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Abortion. One of today's greatest controversies is all summed up in one poem. "The mother  by Gwendolyn Brooks, is about abortion and emotions that the mother feels by making such a decision. The mother feels content and little regret about the abortion. Hell, one should feel so lucky to.

In the whole first stanza the narrator is telling others how she feels about not being a mother; perhaps she is giving advice: "You will never neglect or beat/them, or silence or buy with sweet ¦.  The narrator means that if one chooses to have an abortion she won't have a chance to do all the things other mom's have the chance to. For example, she will never get to punish or spoil a child.

The second stanza is also from the mother's point of view: "I have heard in the voices of the wind the voices of my dim killed children.  She hears them, and they still live with her. When she says, "I have contracted. I have eased  the mother has come to an agreement and is free from worry, pain, and discomfort. Going through day after day, knowing that the mother has killed a

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