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Child Slavery
Author: Ben Franklin

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My mother and father
sold me when I was 3,
to a local gang to groom me into a prostitute
on the streets,
my parents sold me so they could keep a roof over their head
and have something to eat.

They started me of as a drug runner at age seven,
then I was sleeping with middle aged men and women
by the time I was eleven.

I have been kicked and beaten,
and told if I dont do what they say I would be eaten.

Will the rest of the world wake up?
maybe,
please open your eyes and realize
that its 2005 and theres still child
slavery.

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Comments on this poem/writing:

sammy (198.240.128.75) -- Monday, September 19 2005, 02:49 pm

yet...

another eye opener from you.Nice to see your writing again.Sammy
Ben f (82.2.255.18) -- Monday, September 19 2005, 05:32 pm

sammy..

thanks for reading.just sad that this still goes on in 2005.
chris edmond (198.240.128.75) -- Wednesday, October 12 2005, 03:51 pm

stright talking...

poem here Ben,amazes me that this is still going on...2005 and nothing has changed.
great read!!!
billy limper (81.77.174.4) -- Friday, October 14 2005, 11:17 pm

and my mother was on crack then went onto smack.

this ones smack on tracks, nice stuff, superb, become a songwriter
Ben f (82.2.255.18) -- Saturday, October 15 2005, 10:20 am

Hi

hey there,thanks for the comment. always gives me pleasure that people like my work. thanks for reading.
 
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