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Beautiful dresses, eyes too bright;
a girl sells her body to the night.

Dark make-up, hungry wishes;
long nights filled with smoky kisses.

Men too lonely, sheets too bloody;
still she'll walk the streets for money.

Burning hurt and heated rush;
life destroys her sanguine blush.

Aching for love, relying on lust;
betrayed by men she can't help but trust.

Broken eyes, dirty lace;
one blow could kill that fragile face.

Days filled with lasting sorrow;
nothing but pain in her tomorrow.

And when she tries so hard to feel;
she can't earn back what they steal.

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JRayeThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Oct. 16 at 5:20 pm:
Wow...this broke just my heart. In a good way! You really called attention to this, because it's constantly happening. Amazing job!
 
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IlovemeThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 11 at 12:16 pm:
This was breathtaking. literally
 
BleedingDarkness replied...
Oct. 12 at 8:48 pm :
Thank you so much. <3
 
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Free-This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Oct. 11 at 12:07 pm:
One of the best poems I have ever read
 
BleedingDarkness replied...
Oct. 12 at 8:42 pm :
Thank you. I really appreciate it.
 
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DarkHeartInMe said...
Oct. 10 at 6:51 pm:
I love how this poem relates to so many people . It very narley
 
BleedingDarkness replied...
Oct. 12 at 8:41 pm :
Thank you!
 
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MckayThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 10 at 6:49 pm:
The painful emotion used in this poem is touching. It's awful to read a story like this, knowing that is does occur every day. Congrats on the Editors' Choice. 
 
BleedingDarkness replied...
Oct. 12 at 8:41 pm :
Thank you. I want to call attention to problems like this going on. People always seem to be denying or ignoring it.
 
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Oodthebeautifulandtalented said...
Oct. 10 at 10:09 am:
This is absolutely fantastic
 
BleedingDarkness replied...
Oct. 10 at 6:17 pm :
Thanks :) It means a lot.
 
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thatunknownthingThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Oct. 10 at 6:20 am:
wow. simply amazing. your idea and your conveyance are both breathtaking. 5/5!
 
BleedingDarkness replied...
Oct. 10 at 6:17 pm :
Thank you so much!
 
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