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WomanChild no Soul for Sale: A Poem

Updated on November 10, 2011

Into the Darkness

Was I really that transparent?

Like a girl with no eyes

In a bus station long ago

Lost with no disguise

You sense my bitter fear

And stalk your wounded prey

Beckoning me near

A bus drove away

How many before

While you stood by the door

And sold your bill of goods:

"Like a princess you are-my own special star"

Like the darkness, you swept me away

Years go by

Tears to cry

From eyes of black & blue

For who do I weep?

A girl not yet grown

Or a child all alone

That no one wants to keep


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    • Chatkath profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathy 

      6 years ago from California

      Wow, I am completely humbled by your comment aware, thank you so much for visiting. Now I must find out more about Raymond(lol)????

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      aware 

      6 years ago from West Palm Beach Florida.

      very nice . elite tarnishes your talent

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      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Thanks for writing this. I appreciate it. Feedback= deserved :-)

    • Chatkath profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathy 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you PDXKaraokeGuy - I am grateful for your feedback. Thanks very much for visiting!!!

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      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      voted up. Excellent work!

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      6 years ago from South Carolina

      I didn't think of that in connection to your poem but doing so makes the poem even more chilling.

    • Chatkath profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathy 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you HBN, I am so glad that you came by! Your interpretation is quite accurate! Things have changed though, now the seduction occurs online, bus stations are much too inconvenient!

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      6 years ago from South Carolina

      This was so powerful and heartfelt. We fear for and feel for the vulnerable WomanChild. Your poetic description of this all too common scenario- young, innocent woman being preyed upon by experienced male predator is haunting. Thank you for sharing it.

    • Chatkath profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathy 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you Audrey, always such a pleasure to be in your presence! You are like a ray of sunshine, with a melody of course! So nice of you to visit!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      6 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Your poem is so deeply felt and I relate vividly to every word. You have such a gift Kathy. Few writters are able to express so much pain in such a beautiful way.

      You are loved, sweet Kathy!

    • Chatkath profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathy 

      7 years ago from California

      Thank you Maggie, I appreciate your visit and your comments of course, have a great Monday (already)...

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      Nadine M AuCoin 

      7 years ago from the Island of Cape Breton to the Eastern Shores near Halifax, NS

      Your words here are deeply felt, wonderfully so,

      MM

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      Kathy 

      7 years ago from California

      Thank you for taking the time to visit b. - I so appreciate your feedback...It means quite a bit to me.

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      b. Malin 

      7 years ago

      What a Beautiful and Heartfelt Poem, "A Soul for Sale"... you are a very Talented Poet Chatkath. I'm so glad I stopped by.

    • Chatkath profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathy 

      7 years ago from California

      Thank you Denise - I am grateful that you took the time to read, another of my therapeutic works that took awhile to publish...

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      Denise Handlon 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Kath-another poem that is touchingly heartbreaking. Voted it 'beautiful'. Wonderful work.

    • Chatkath profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathy 

      7 years ago from California

      Thank you Epi-You are much too kind!

      I warned you - a bit on the dark side, eh? and I have another very similar...but I started on a hub today that will be more fun-I promise:)

      Your Sunday evening sounds absolutely delightful! I am so jealous. Enjoy - I will talk to you soon!

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      epigramman 

      7 years ago

      ....so beautifully written my friend because you are such a brave courageous soul and you wear your poetic soul on your sleeve for all to see - this is the kind of writing which gives poetry a good name and this the kind of writing which could only be written by someone as special as you!

      And a weather report for you from the north shore of Lake Erie here in Canada with my two cats - Tiffy woman and Gabe man - heavy snow started earlier this evening and will continue all night into Monday morning - thankfully I don't have to drive anywhere until Tuesday so I have a nice relaxing evening with a bit of red wine, a nice dinner, 60 Minutes on CBS and some really loud music - although I did brave the elements and went for a walk along the lakeshore road here and I felt like I was the last man on earth - no one was around - it's quiet here out in the country by the lake.

      Have a good evening and please keep writing!

      I hope everything is well with you.

    • Chatkath profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathy 

      7 years ago from California

      How things could have turned out differently?!

      ;)Thanks so much Susan

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      Susan Zutautas 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Oh Wow! I was once at that bus stop myself. So much meaning comes through in this poem for me. Great work!

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