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Hooker's Lament

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The Shores of Alone

0 posted 07-25-2000 10:58 PM       View Profile for catalinamoon   Email catalinamoon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit catalinamoon's Home Page   View IP for catalinamoon

Many laugh and scorn them,
to some they may cause fear.
But there are reasons for their lifestyle,
ones that most don't want to hear.

A teenage girl, a runaway,
no food, no love, alone.
A charming man approaches
and offers her a home.

She looks at him with wonder-
such a strong and handsome man.
She's unaware he'll use her.
Take everything he can.

He'll drain her dry and helpless
and when he's through, he'll go.
Leave her to her life of hell,
the only one she knows.

Another kind of woman
goes in with open eyes.
She weighs out all the options
and decides that she should try.

She needs some money badly,
her sex life is a chore.
She might as well just use it.
More cash could open doors.

She goes about it subtly,
she's still a classy act.
With time, the life gets ugly.
But it's so hard to turn back.

Still others have a habit
they have no choice to feed.
No other way to do it,
they have to fill the need.

The fire that burns inside them
cares little what you think.
It only knows it's hurting
and demands to have a drink.

So next time you are driving,
and see these women walk,
thank God that you don't have to.
Your battles have been fought.

All women aren't as lucky,
life's not equally designed.
Some women have their needs met,
and some are walking blind..
© Copyright 2000 Sandra - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 07-25-2000 11:35 PM       View Profile for tookabear   Email tookabear   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tookabear's Home Page   View IP for tookabear

You shed a sympathetic light on a world few refuse to look at without judgment.  You give these women a voice, a face, a heart.  Amazing poem.. I loved it
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2 posted 07-26-2000 01:17 AM       View Profile for Xeonox   Email Xeonox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Xeonox

Girl Power, yea!!!! LOL. You have written a poem on a very interesting topic. Good job. I am male by the way.  

Ronil (What I say I live by and what I live by is what I create).
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Purgatorial Incarceration

3 posted 07-26-2000 01:37 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

An empathetic pen indeed. Well wrought and kindly sown. I appreciate the different tac you've taken here.

Good one.


Now with the wisdom of years
I try to reason things out
And the only people I fear
Are those who never have doubt.
-Billy Joel
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4 posted 07-26-2000 05:27 AM       View Profile for lotharingia   Email lotharingia   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit lotharingia's Home Page   View IP for lotharingia

Cat, What a brilliant poem!
I am so glad you wrote this.
So many of us are quick to judge and lack the capacity to empathise.

"Dreams are life, reality, creation" Miguel de Unanumo

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5 posted 07-26-2000 07:09 AM       View Profile for Deborah1   Email Deborah1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Deborah1

I agree, this sheds new light, and again it gets the reader thinking. Another fine job here!! Wonderful insight...Loved it!1

The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose...--Hada Bejar
since 06-23-2000
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Kingston, New York

6 posted 07-26-2000 07:54 AM       View Profile for LarBear   Email LarBear   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LarBear


A beautiful and very witty poem. One of the above posts said it best. " you have gave them a voice and a face"

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7 posted 07-26-2000 10:44 AM       View Profile for Hardrock   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Hardrock

The worlds oldest profession and the one most studied by experts....and we know no more today than we did 2000 years ago.  But your poem helps to give insight.  Thanks.  Hardrock
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8 posted 07-26-2000 03:36 PM       View Profile for L Tiuch   Email L Tiuch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for L Tiuch

Bravo for your empathy.  It is sad that these women are judged without ever knowing the "why" they do what they do.  I'm sure very few grow-up wanting to be a hooker, but life happens and there may not be a choice.
Thank you for giving them some dignity.  Linda
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9 posted 07-26-2000 04:31 PM       View Profile for SpitFire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SpitFire

~Cat,...this is indeed a most interesting piece. How oddly cool (I know that makes no sense, but humor me) oddly cool that you and Hardrock write these two incredible poems,..both holding important messages. I commend you Sandra on a job beyond well done with this. You have indeed opened eyes and hearts. Be well C. *Peace.
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10 posted 07-26-2000 05:25 PM       View Profile for Rex   Email Rex   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex's Home Page   View IP for Rex

Excellent job!  To some people, the truth is only what they see.  Thanks Sandra.

Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.

-William Wordsworth-
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11 posted 07-26-2000 06:53 PM       View Profile for Wren   Email Wren   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Wren

Wow, you really opened my eyes....What an interesting point of veiw! Great poem, I'm voting for it!

The thread of destiny
Unknown by anyone
Unseen by anyone
Winds around your heart
Moist with tears
-Vampire Princess Miyu Theme
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12 posted 07-31-2000 04:50 PM       View Profile for kynder   Email kynder   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kynder

moonbeam, you truly have a way with words my friend.  thank you for sharing this one.  i hope you don't speak from experience, dear one.


Sunshine can not bleach
The snow,
Nor time unmake what
Poets know.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
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13 posted 07-31-2000 08:00 PM       View Profile for qtpieelmo   Email qtpieelmo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for qtpieelmo

wow great work u put light to a dark & dirty subject & looked at it as good when everyone else was afraid & refused to they are people too they have hearts, feelings, & dreams & are acomplishing them through a much bumpier path luved the poem  
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14 posted 07-13-2002 07:11 PM       View Profile for Suetang   Email Suetang   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Suetang

Hello Sandra

Thank you so very much for referring this poem to me.  I was in awe at the power in your words and the vivid images I saw.  I applaud you for speaking on behalf of these women.  I have written a couple of poems of this nature and I find it a challenge to try and imagine just for a minute what it must be like for them.  Thank you so much for sharing your extraordinary talent, I so much look forward to reading your words.

Take care......Sue

I am in motion
I am blue
Love is an ocean
I'm anchored in you
- Shawn Mullins

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