Poems about Abortion

Abortion is a harsh and heart-wrenching topic. These poems express the pain of a would-be mother and how harsh life could be. Some of them have to terminate their pregnancy due to social pressure. While others found no other way after getting betrayed.

The following poems either tap on this topic to portray the feelings of a woman or put it forward in order to portray an aspect of modern life.

Sleep by Kenneth Slessor

Kenneth Slessor’s ‘Sleep’ describes how an infant is born in the womb of a woman. This poem describes the journey of life from inanition to entity.

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Our Grandmothers by Maya Angelou

‘Our Grandmothers’ by Maya Angelou explores understanding and acceptance. It includes themes of family and relationships.

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