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Lena's Life

August 17, 2010
By StillDreaming GOLD, Flower Mound, Texas
StillDreaming GOLD, Flower Mound, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
“There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.” -Buddha

They call me Desiree Diamond
The treasure, the best
More lovers than the rest
A diamond
So pretty
A diamond

But really
Where no one can be
I'm Lena, Lena
That's me

Once upon a time
I was raised
In the darkest corner
Of the alleyway

Once upon a time
Mommy died at birth
Daddy loved
Daddy raped
Took my self worth

Then Daddy was shot
Before I could be taught
When to say no
So when they said, "Go"
I went
I went with them

And abused
Then left for dead
"Better than being shot in the head!"
They said

Nothing left to live for
No money, no world
Only a thirteen year-old girl

Then Mr. Z took me in
Gave me food, water
Said, "Tomorrow you begin"

Every night since
I've walked the streets
Never questioned
I guess life's complete

No purpose
Except to sell
Make him money
He treats us well

Lips, nails, dress, red
Teeth, skin pearly white
No what if's or instead's
No the best, but it's alright

So when you say I'm a whore
I know, I know
But I can never, ever
Be more

The author's comments:
This is part of a musical I'm writing. It's my favorite song in it. This is the background story of the main character, Lena (Desiree Diamond). The goal of this song is to create sympathy for the character and prove people are more than first impressions.

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PsychoSabby said...
on Sep. 7 2010 at 8:50 pm
PsychoSabby, The Woodlands, Texas
0 articles 5 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Well-behaved women rarely make history."


I really wanna write music to these. XD


(hi it's becca.)