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Abortion is a widely debated issue However those who are for and against abortions agree on one thing the decision to have an abortion may be the most difficult decision a woman may have to make In Gwendolyn Brooks poem The Mother the speaker directly address her dead children and struggles to apologize to the children she got but did not get without feeling regret In the first stanza of the poem the speaker personifies abortions by saying theywill not let you forget She first states all the things that she as the mother would miss out on They are singers and workers whom the mother will never be able to comfort or protect by silincing with a sweet and scuttling off ghosts that come The second stanza begins with the mother stating how she is punished for her dim killed children Again the speaker reiterates that she has taken something away from the unborn children She refers to herself as a thief saying she stole their games marriages and even deaths She goes on to say although she had the abortion and does not regret it she was not deliberate in killing them Again she struggles to reason with herself as to whether or not the crime the abortion was even hers by saying anyhow you are dead and or rather or instead you were never made She then concludes that her attempt to justify her actions are faulty because the children had body and died but its just that they never giggled or cried In the final stanza the speaker begs her unborn to believe she knew and loved them all
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