Decades ago in high school, I found a poem in my English book while casually flipping the pages before class. The poem's title caught my eye - "the mother," by Gwendolyn Brooks. Then the poem's words rocked me from my chair.
Abortions do not let you forget, it began. It soon reached down deep into the losses that haunted the poet as it moved toward this heart-wrenching conclusion:
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Abortion through the poets' voices
From the Story: