Gwendolyn Brooks

Black History Month Day 9.

Gwendolyn Brooks is the 20th-century black poet of the post-slavery era. Her poetry deals with the struggles of the ordinary people in the community. She is widely known for her often-quoted poem “We Real Cool.” “The Mother” is a heart-wrenching poem of the void that was never filled with the lives of children because they were or had to be aborted.

The Mother
By Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000)
Abortions will not let you forget.
Read the complete poem here.

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