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Mother Poems by Hope Anita Smith
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May 13, 10

bookshelves: african-american, ya-poetry

I really wanted to like this collection of poems, but didn't. I felt I like I was reading a middle schoolers first attempts at poetry. Maybe that was Smith's way of trying to connect to that age group or make the poems accessible, but all they came out sounding to me were cliche. Each example in the poems like "walking in my mom's shoes" are just so over used. In the end, the poems didn't give readers a clear picture of one mother, but the stereotype of what mothers are supposed to be and a vague sense of loss when they are gone. Very, very disappointing.
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