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In The Shadows she Waits

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Ravenlearns2fly
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In The Shadows She Waits
                                        by Raven Legros

                         Children of the night

                         The wind is strong, bitter, quite cold
                         Its icy breath surrounds and holds
                         Clings to the girl who walks the street
                         Although tiny in stature , never weak

                         Fifteen by face yet much older of heart
                         For events of childhood tore her illusions apart
                         She doesn’t dream of boys or impending dates
                         Her world a corner, she stands, she waits

                         Hurt by comments that have been said
                         She’s just trash she made her bed
                         Her vacant eyes stare of in time
                         To a mother she remembers, as a child of nine

                         With her mothers love ,came her fathers shame
                         Mommy ignored said play daddys game
                         At night when alone in the dark she would cry
                         Told no one her secret her face covered the lie


                         At last she spoke of her torment and pain
                         Her mother lashed out “you should be ashamed”
                         mommy he hurts me, I’m asking you why
                         “your a child of evil, why tell such a lie”

                         One cold bitter night she ran from his lust
                         Her mother denied her, there was no one to trust
                         She stands now in the shadows, your object of hate
                         As you who pass by, imposing blame as her fate

                         In silence she screams ,at the passers who glare
                         “What choice do I have? for some ,life is not fair:
                         Stolen from me ,childhood dreams of the heart
                         On this corner alone, I stand in the dark

                         No one believed me, I was very afraid
                         No worth do I have, at least for this I get paid.
                         My clients are those who have money to spend
                         Husbands and Fathers, that you love and defend

                         Each, know of my age, yet, they continue to ravage
                         My body, My soul, yet to you, I am the savage
                         No longer a child I am a victim, a pawn in a game
                         Hated by most, to be loved only in shame

                         So in the shadows of darkness, I stand waiting
                         alone
                         A face with no name, a child who has not a home
                         A car now approaches ,from the darkness I’m freed
                         To dance with a stranger for money decreed

                         This is my life , tonight, I may die
                         In the darkness I wait , no tears do I cry
                         Even in death, blamed am I still, for playing the
                         game
                         Labeled NHI no Human Involved , a face still, with
                         no name

                         Is there ever a child who does this by choice
                         To stand in the shadows To have not a voice
                         NO
                         Not a child of the night have I ever met
                         Has chosen this life Yet they try to forget

                         The judgments and comments of those whom pass
                         bye
                         Forgetting the child, the victim of every mans lie.




 
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Martie
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Your poem hits on a very sad subject and you tell the story well--children are always victims in the sad truth of your words and other countless sad stories everywhere, everyday...and tis true that many times the child is blamed...we need to take care of our children so they don't end up on corners like this one.  (stepping off soap box)
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Martie

Thank You 4 your words. It is sad how children r blamed 4 the acts of others.This is a true story 1 I know all too well. My hope is that instead of casting these children of pain into the shadows, we instead reach in and help 2 pull them out.
Raven


 
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Very sad commentary on these girls...good poem...
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Excellent poem on a very sad subject. It has touched me deeply.

Denise
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5 posted 03-15-2000 09:19 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Raven, my friend~
This is tinged with the poignancy of truth.
How well you have told the story of the young victims who are sneered at and cast aside.

This could be our daughters, our sons ... and in fact they are someone's daughters and sons.  

Innocence is lost.  My heart goes out to these waifs of the street corner nightlight.
You did them a credible portrayal.
~*Marge*~


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6 posted 03-16-2000 01:34 PM       View Profile for Ravenlearns2fly   Email Ravenlearns2fly   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ravenlearns2fly

Poet devine
Denise
Marge

Thank you all so much for all your kind words. denise- so this is where you have been hiding eh!!!
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A sad subject but very well written by you.
James
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You have written something so incredible here, It was so moving and touched me to the core. My heart goes out to all these children lost to a cruel world that only abuses them.  
so very sad


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James & Tracie
this topic is ofton ignored just as the children are and they are after all still children. Thanks for your kind words
Raven



 
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