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Her night shoes are glittery red heels
Used as tools to afford bills and meals
They sit hidden in a corner during the day
Until nighttime when she has to be away

While Her children sleep safely in their beds
She wears her glittery red heels with dread
She works the bar pole as she strips her attire
Dancing for tips while feeling high and wired

Her boss expects his own personal show
She has no choice or get his violent blows
She leaves the bar nearly broke and needs a fix
She decides at that time to start doing tricks
 
Drugging daily since her children were taken away
Feeling worthless and hopeless, her life gone astray
Until she was badly beaten and cut up with a knife
She ended up in the hospital nearly losing her life

After years of treatment, she is stronger and no longer wears those shoes
She visits her children weekly, and works days cleaning to pay her dues
Her night shoes now worn, tattered and dull sit in a corner case on display
She looks at them daily as a reminder, and vows in that case they will stay

5/12/19

Night Shoes Poetry Contest
Sponsor: Anthony Slausin


6/4/19 submitted to the contest: Your choice, any form, any theme, sponsor and judge, Brian Strand.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 5/25/2019 7:34:00 PM
CONGRATS on your well-deserved win, Tania! GREAT story. Janice
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 5/25/2019 8:34:00 PM
Thank you Janice!
Date: 5/25/2019 5:56:00 PM
Wow. A powerful poem, Tania. Congrats on your well deserved win.
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 5/25/2019 6:30:00 PM
Thank you Line!
Date: 5/20/2019 4:28:00 PM
Fine write Tania, well constructed with good imagery along the way. Blessings,Gordon
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 5/20/2019 4:37:00 PM
Thank you Gordon!
Date: 5/19/2019 9:08:00 PM
Whoa! What a tale of woe and redemption. Bravo. A winner, regardless of contests. :) gw
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 5/20/2019 3:55:00 PM
Thank you for your nice comments Gershon! :)
Date: 5/18/2019 1:31:00 PM
Wow. This is a winner in every contest, Tania, not just this one. Whoa! I read it and said "This is so real. This is life."
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 5/18/2019 4:30:00 PM
Thank you Caren for your kind comments and stopping by!
Date: 5/15/2019 8:19:00 AM
Poor girl started out believing she’d make money and it costs her everything... well done Tania. Best of luck for the contest. :)
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 5/15/2019 10:39:00 AM
Thank you PS!
Date: 5/13/2019 5:57:00 AM
A sad story though with a good ending. There is too much of such people around unfortunately. You wrote a beautiful poem.
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 5/13/2019 11:47:00 AM
Thank you Victor for your nice comments and stopping by! :)
Date: 5/12/2019 4:06:00 PM
i like how she transforms herself in the end... beautiful turn of events, tania.. huggs
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 5/12/2019 4:53:00 PM
Thank you Nette and thanks for stopping by! :)
Date: 5/12/2019 9:58:00 AM
Well done..Enjoyed completely...
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 5/12/2019 9:58:00 AM
Thank you for stopping by and your nice comments Arturo!