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Human Trafficking

July 29, 2011
By MumblingMelanie DIAMOND, Jackson, Missouri
MumblingMelanie DIAMOND, Jackson, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
Don't be a victim; be a titan.

All these tears
Have washed away
The color from her eyes.
An eerie gleam
Has taken its place –
A monument of demise.
“Has life failed me?”
“Have I failed myself?”
She dares not even guess
And no matter how hard
She shuts her eyes
Her brain will not stop to rest.
Something in her mind
Nags her in the dark:
“Did you even try to fight?”
And the memories
Come flooding back;
She will not sleep tonight.
Three sour breaths
Two violent slaps
One moment of unimaginable disgust.
“This cannot be all that I am.”
“There has to be something more.
“For me, for them, for us.”
She had always hoped a hero
Would arrive someday,
But how much longer can she wait?
Because one man –
One foul, heartless man -
Seems like ten thousand days.

The author's comments:
"To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice."

I've read a few books lately about young girls being sold as sex slaves. This is disgusting and frightening. I know that many people are aware this is happening, but not many actually seem to care.

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This article has 2 comments.

Devin M. said...
on Aug. 29 2011 at 9:53 pm

Just as I intended it to be. :)

Thank you for reading and commenting!

on Aug. 29 2011 at 3:54 pm
secrets_of_silence GOLD, Gisborne, Other
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Favorite Quote:
life had i loved the more
had it but passed away
as quietly as the day
ebbs from the darkening star.

-emanuel litvinoff

this is haunting