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Rush afternoon at 3 o’clock 
In the corridor
Near the saloon, 
Mini skirted, tinted braided hair
Painted lips,
Blushed cheek bones
Heavy mascara eye lashes
Uniform and books wrapped up
Hidden in a hole in the wall
She is thirteen 
Trying to look twenty
Leather jacket and high heeled boots
From where she got
God only knows

Looking at the posh cars
Passing by rich guys
Her eyes telling tales
No one really cares
She is looking around with fear
Around the corner a flabby woman
Staring like a vulture
Spying on a dear’s carcass
Once she finished her mission in the morning
Has to remove her makeup in a rush 
Rub the crushed uniform with her palms
She has to be back in the school desk
How she focuses her sleepy head 
God only knows

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  1. Date: 5/20/2013 4:03:00 PM
    A scene repeated myriad times around the world every day! A scene where dreams are obliterated and lives become miserable for the pleasure of the few! A beautiful social poem, a lesson to be taught that might save at least a young life. Just one! Thank you for your comment! You say I am a philsopher, well, I have to confess my... crime: I am a mere friend of wisdom, a Ph.D. in philosophy. Sorry… for that!

    gunatillake Avatar manel gunatillake
    Date: 5/20/2013 10:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    My dearest Philosopher, for many it is a dream to accomplish "Your Crime". Thank you for your valuable comment
  1. Date: 5/20/2013 3:05:00 PM
    Sad tale, warn her to stay away from alleys and knives.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/21/2013 7:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    This is a reference to my Alley poem, it seems we are on similar wave length.