The Scarlet Lady Under the Lamp Light

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The Scarlet Lady Under the Lamp Light

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The Scarlet Lady Under the Lamp Light

Poem by: donkylemore

Genre: Commercial Fiction

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Poem by: donkylemore

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Genre: Commercial Fiction

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Summary

the torture and double agony of a woman of the night
her yearning to rid herself of her afflictions
and to make the one gesture which might bring solace to her life

Summary

the torture and double agony of a woman of the night
her yearning to rid herself of her afflictions
and to make the one gesture which might bring solace to her life

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Submitted: October 21, 2008

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Submitted: October 21, 2008

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The scarlet lady stands under the slanted lamplight

Waiting for the predators of the night

She carries a handbag of inexpressible sorrow

And maybe a handgun, and may be tomorrow

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She will find some way to waste the cursed affliction;

Avoid eviction; satiate the haunted hunted addiction.

Get a job ; maybe in a restaurant

Get therapy; but for now she’s vigilant.

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The cars cruise by the kerb, and a punter slows down;

One sicko tonight, dressed in his partner’s bridal gown.

Sometimes she wants to use that gun and somehow blast away the sickness

Lance the abscess; rid her soul of this wretchedness.

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For now she hopes again and despises herself as the car draws near;

And her heart is full of fear; but the hardened eye will allow no tear;

Bracing herself she sees her child in a ragged tent, ravished with Malaria

In her war torn village in Somalia

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Were death to take him from her now

She could in peace avow;

To end this double death of her tortured soul

And go gladly into that dark pit , of deaths black hole

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But each week she saves , and sends some money home,

And prays whispering at that celestial dome,

That she can somehow have him here,

That’s all that matters now; to have him near.


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