a nurturing Mother

attention, affection,

hugs so tight! 

He's invincible- 

brighter than the stars at night.

 

a doctor, an astronaut,

Singer in a band,

books in his mind

are a future in his hand

 

Success and power

worries adrift

celebrated!

held as a treasured gift! 

 

shackled, weary

tossed aside,

her family ordered her to hide.

 

swept, mopped

dusted, shined

locked up,

domestically confined

 

sorrow, pity

helpless but-

could she help herself?

she gave employment a shot.

 

ridicule, backlash

twenty hour shift

the Boss demands heels

and red lip stick

 

tight shirt, mini skirt

exhausted, heavy breathing

she collapses- 

the Boss gives her a swift beating

 

Late night, no light

100 hour week

looking for the bus stop

tripping in the streets

 

darkness, alleyway

bloody lead pipe

Ignorace is birthing 

a Stereotype.

 

running, screaming

bleeding, crying

fshe was born dead

and now she was dying

 

used, broken

they knew she would fail 

inhale, exhale

inhale, exha-

 

carcass, rotting

Putrid reek

they began the search for her 

after three weeks

 

bad girl, slut

disgraceful whore

she deserved what she got for

what she wore

 

murder, rape

f  e  m  i  c  i  d  e

"IT'S THE GIRL'S DAMN FAULT",

the newspapers lied.

 

hatred, violence

bloody lead pipe

Ignorace is birthing

a Stereotype. 

 

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