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Alemeye Gammo

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Alemeye Gammo

 Someone went to the market

To buy as he did want

Held a few many in the pocket

 

The thing he did see

Had a power to attract, and has a beauty

With cost, some were expensive

Some were cheap, to take and receive  

 

Vendors of beauty, as their desire

Neither agreed and nor

To sell merely as the need of a buyer

But to the interest of profit

 

That was a beautiful, and this one was, too

Every body chose them for woo

But those girls were not ready

To be sold enduringly

They needed to be rented momentarily

For men’s satisfaction

A place of prostitution

Are found everywhere

What you can say for this for that matter

 

 

Some are in bother and hunger

Some are new with fear

Some women stand at the door for habit

Despaired, or holding a hope to be changed by it

Or to get the daily victual to subsist

 

 

August 29, 2020

 

 

 

 

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Good observations of a familiar scene all over the world. The last stanza sums it up especially well:

On 9/2/2020 at 3:27 AM, Alemeye Gammo said:

Some are in bother and hunger

Some are new with fear

Some women stand at the door for habit

Despaired, or holding a hope to be changed by it

Or to get the daily victual to subsist

There's a slightly detached empathy evident here.

Tony

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David W. Parsley

Good use of irony to prick the reader's compassion into new insight on the predicament of the trafficked.

 - David 

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