by Suhar Talia Abdul-Malik

The thought of him making it large
Made her realize that G-d was in charge

She tried so desperately to please
Came to live life on her hands and knees

She walked past shops walking fast, so`s not to look
Knowing that time her beauty had took

One night tired and worn, feelin` weak
She glanced in a window and snuck a peek

Street lights danced and reflected off the window pane
Lighting her face, illuminating life`s stain

She winced and caught her breath
Knowing her innocence had long met its death

Her eyes used to bring men to their knees
Tasting and teasing wanting to please

Her lips used to sing a melodic tune
About deep abiding love coming soon

Sweet fifteen, she met him just by chance
His vision took her all in with one glance

One year later she was found
When they buried her no one even came around

We all see them every day wanting to strut, floss, part of the play
But we just walk by with negative hype to say

You think, "...this won`t affect me"
But it doesn`t take long for your own young people to see

Daddy calls his lastest friend a ho`
and tries to hide the fact that he`s really on the downlow

Momma is busy with all her assets hanging out
Hoping to attract--but she will end up being the loser, no doubt

They found her curled up in a fetal position
No mistake, trying to feel some sense of love 
but never quite made the transition

No one ever came around
It was purely by chance, that she was ever found

If you feel love for the people in your life
Tell them, show them, no matter the strife

For you never know what will affect you
It was too late for me, but you still have time to.

Perpetratin' by Suhar Talia Abdul-Malik

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