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Quotation by Gwendolyn Brooks
Had she been worth the blood, the cramped cries, the little stuttering bravado,
The gradual dulling of those Negro eyes,
The sudden, overwhelming little-boyness in that barn?
Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917), U.S. poet. "Bronzeville Mother Loiters in Mississippi. Meanwhile, a Mississippi Mother Burns Bacon."
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