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Poem For a Sister on the Outs

May 28, 2013

The Beat Within

Baby getting ready, flat irons and hot combs
Even though she still on the run, 
AWOL’d from the group home
Since fourteen she been on her own, 
so in her eyes, she been grown
Destined for the throne, they shattered her dreams
So guess every princess, doesn’t become a queen
In mini-skirts, tight jeans
She turning tricks from the Philippines
She only seventeen, she still a minor
And this cold world, is a cold reminder
Why she gold digging, like a forty-niner
Why around her heart, is the wall of China?
No binder, no backpacks
Just trap houses and hoe tracks
Forget a tampax, the blood and pain she’ll ignore
No amount of blood and pain can stop this girl next door
From selling her body, ‘cause the money so pure
Tricks paying for the bills and her manicure
To this lifestyle she’s addicted and there is no cure
And these tricks don’t care, that her body’s sore
He’s just trying to hit more girls, than the PGA tour
Can’t nobody change her, not the cops or prosecutors
I tried to give her game, but she said she don’t need a tutor
I said don’t let your past affect your future
She refuses to hear that, 
so many tricks with money on the computer
She all about her Gouda, so I respect her choice
But in the back of her mind, I know she hears my voice
Two weeks later, her trick turned killer
And our conversation is the last thing I remember
“I should have listened” 
is probably the last thing she whispered
Now she rests in peace, damn… I miss my sister.

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