When I read The Mother poem, I immediately felt the guilty feelings that the writer has due to the multiple abortions she has done. For that reason, I went to the internet, and I found a list of potential emotional and psychological side effects of an abortion. In the list, they mention many different feelings mothers experience after having done an abortion such as regret, anger, shame, guilty feelings, depression, and some others.
In the poem, we can notice that the narrators expresses some of his feelings by using some negative words such as stole, poisoned, crime, and dead, which give readers a strong impact. Also by calling the aborted futures “killed children,” she can express her feeling of regression. In order to cause a big impact in readers, the narrator uses some negative words. In that way readers can know and understand how she felt after experiencing so many abortions and that in some way she can prevent other to do so.
When she used the word “stole,” she is feeling guilty because she had deprived so many innocent lives. If I stole your births and your names, your straight baby tears and your games, your stilted or lovely loves, your tumults, your marriages, aches, and your deaths. As we can see in the quote, she expresses what she has stolen from all the babies she has aborted. That she has taken from them so many things that she could never give them back. In addition, she uses the word “poisoned” meaning she, in some way, made them to stop breathing.
She also talks about crime, in order to make readers understand that she has nothing to whine because after all she is alive. However, even though she feels guilty, she continues thinking that she did what she had to do. Whine that the crime was other than mine? Since any how you are dead. Or rather, or instead, you were never made. After reading this poem, in which the narrator is a regretful mother for what she has done, I think that as she expresses at the beginning of the poem doing an abortion will not help us to Just forget and continue as normal with our lives.
Instead it will dead us to think and probably regret it the rest of our lives. Indeed, I believe that it is a perfect example in which we can learn that escaping is not the solution to our problems is Just a temporal way out. It is true that we all have the right to do what we want to do; however when practicing an abortion or when dealing with human lives in any way, we should always think about it multiple times and ask for help because there is always someone willing to help us. If we have the opportunity to life, why do we have to prevent others from doing so?