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I am Going to Be a Movie Star

Grinning happily, she begins throwing
her clothes into a bag. 

She is going to be an actress! And he did not mind that
she is only fifteen. He said it is a plus! He is coming
to pick her up at midnight. She glances in the mirror. You
lucky girl! She thinks.

DO NOT TELL YOUR PARENTS he had cautioned her.
If they find out, I cannot get you into my movie. I am
not supposed to hire minors.

She grins, not feeling like a minor today. They will
be thrilled to see her on the big screen. All of those
kids at school who hate her for her skinny legs 
will be wanting her autograph soon.

He will be in a black van around the corner at midnight, and he
will only wait ten minutes. If she does not show, he
will select another girl to star in his movie.

Her mother calls her to supper, and she runs down the 
stairs with a starlet’s heart, so glad to have this big chance!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 8/14/2019 2:23:00 PM
i don't know if you know what this means, but - OY! the saddest thing about your very well-written poem is how often things like this happen, caren...
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 8/14/2019 10:14:00 PM
What it means is - a young girl with her head in the stars who is on social media could easily be lured to her death by a predator as many have been.
Date: 8/14/2019 10:58:00 AM
...This proves that realities are real and that some rights are wrong...Perversion polished, cleaned up, sweeten up, it's not all that glitters and gold makes it righteous and good... Our children should watch their backs cause believe me those predators are....great write James
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 8/14/2019 12:22:00 PM
I cannot help but think Social Media is used by monsters sometimes.
Date: 8/14/2019 3:36:00 AM
Predators are everywhere, fill impressionable heads with nonsense you hear a lot of this now girls realising that they were abused. Tom
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 8/14/2019 12:22:00 PM
It is so sad but bam! Children can be lured.
Date: 8/14/2019 12:48:00 AM
Excellent poem Parents must watch over kids, Panagiota
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 8/14/2019 12:24:00 PM
There was an experiment where a person in a car with puppies, candy, whatever, tried to lure children in with their parents watching saying their child would not be lured. They were all horrified because all of the children got into the van with the "undercover" non-predators who were posing as predators.
Date: 8/13/2019 11:29:00 PM
So scary! Those sad hearts who get taken for a ride...they need love so bad and the predator knows who they are. You captured the moment well and we hold our breaths hoping that she will not go afterall.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 8/14/2019 12:24:00 PM
It is so often the case that children are lured, and willingly go.