Another Day Without Rest

by David Farrar

Such a burden of sadness
Can be seen on her face
She's been used and abused
From men of all race

She seems distant and lost
With low self-esteem
For life has been cruel
And she's only eighteen

She gave birth to a child
That she doesn't even know
And life on the streets
Has taken its toll

Always selling her body
For sex without gain
To support a bad habit
Of drugs in her vein

Disrespected and scarred
By smooth talking guys
Who will strip her of cash
And then feed her with lies

Once a symbol of beauty
She looks wretched and old
Another homeless poor girl
Left out in the cold

She's looking for love
In all the wrong places
Always reaching for help
From all the wrong faces

Another victim of shame
Trying to keep hope alive
She struggles for strength
And that will to survive

But life will continue
As she gives it her best
To another day of despair
And another day without rest

Another Day Without Rest by David Farrar

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