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KIM STEELE/MinerAlexandria Smith, left, and her mother, Adelita Smith, display the abridged and complete volumes of “The Broke Ones Vol. 2 Complete Version: Shadow of Memories.” Their poetry and photographs were recently published in the books.

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The poetry is anguished, personal, vulnerable and sometimes dark. Adelita Smith's "I'll Be Strong, Son," described her pain as her second-born son, Andrew Smith-Hartfield, prepared to leave in Nov. 2010 for 10 months of military service in Afghanistan with the U.S. Navy.