|Reviewed by William Bonilla
|Some women, do what they have to,
to survie, its the oldest profession
in the world
An outstanding piece ...Lori
|Reviewed by Franz Kessler
|You have described with great sharpness the misery of prostitution. As long as the male population controls more than 80% of the world's money, female prostitution will continue to exist - as a desperate way of making a living. Great write, Franz|
|Reviewed by andrea coltman
|Very powerful write, Lori...best wishes Andrea|
|Reviewed by Russ Okamura
|Now this is true poetry. Right from the heart to the ink. Very good work.|
|Reviewed by Jane Rodway
|This is excellent, and I agree 100%. It goes back to Jack the Ripper- some people seem to think the women who had no means of support in Victorian times just chose prostitution, not that they had so few options, and it is sad when they are murdered and looked at by some as disposable because of how they made money- really irritates me. This really hits home, great work.|
|Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader)
|Very Thinking poem Leaving many questions and wondering if answers given would be honest ones or the convincing to their mind of the profession they are in.
Thank You Lori,
|Reviewed by D May (Reader)
|Powerful write Lori. Nicely done.|
|Reviewed by Marilyn Seray
|As always, this is excellent|
|Reviewed by Phillip William Allen
|I've never heard it called a noble profession, just the oldest. This profession like all others also have different levels of location, and clientel. Well penned|
|Reviewed by Birdie Houston
|Reviewed by ♥ Kari Hirshey ♥ (Reader)
|How unfortunate... its sad to see that so many get swept into the "noble profession"... it truly makes my heart ache.. wonderful write;
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|As long as we remain needy men and women, the "profession" will remain as a means of alleviation and substitution. On both sides of the great divide of service-user/provider there may well be cynics and those with just a phenominal greed to have all sorts of lust assuaged... but mostly they are persons much the same as you and me with a story to tell... and there, but for the grace of God, go I... I am sure; at least, metaphorically speaking. I love this power-packed and yet uncloying and surgical account that hits like a bullet between the eyes, and which takes the mystique away so that we can think clearly about the issues sorrounding prositution. TY for being, as always, inspiring of interactive and proactive thought. Kate xx|
|Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson
|Me too in one form or another
well put....gets one motor running
|Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader)
|There are many victims, innocent and otherwise and many stories of victimization behind the "profession" we will never know about or be capable of judging. Well penned and thought provoking.|
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
i see them, too--powerful, thought provoking, excellent write!
(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :(
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Very well expressed Lori!!
|Reviewed by A PAX
|All I know of this profession is what I see in the movies, or read about, thank god no one I know has gone down that path, I believe it would be a nightmare
Nothing noble in that
|Reviewed by jude forese
|your poem is outstanding in content and well as delivery ... my only recourse, is what about all those lonely, desparate men for whatever reason cannot find a woman's embrace, what are they to do? masturbation has its limits ... don't take me wrong, it is not a victimless crime but sometimes it is a symbiosis of sexual necessity as long as the proper steps are taken to prevent disease ... i just feel the woman involved have a low sense of esteem about themselves ...|
|Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
Greed, is the key roleplayer, they see it as the easy way out..but what I wonder is..Is it still the easy way out, when they are first told they are HIV positive? Then suddenly it has become the inevitable way out.
Your words are not only thought provoking but sobering.
Excellently penned Lori.
|Reviewed by Katy Walsvik
|The profession wouldn't exist without the men who choose to pay for it.
My observation is that the same ones who look down on these women for their "immorality" also point fingers at them if they are in need of public assistance. These are the same people who wish to ban abortion, yet negatively label a single woman who keeps her baby and raises it without a father, again, perhaps, on public assistance, at least for a while. The common denominator, I guess, is men... who skip out without a sense of responsibility. Every situation is different.
Still, Lori, I was drawn to the sensitive, personal tone of your bold and honest piece. You touched me with this one... a thoughtful poem. katy xox.
|Reviewed by Silke Lance, Dr. Ph (Reader)
|Reviewed by Michelle Close Mills
|This is a tough subject to tackle Lori. Great job. Michelle|
|Reviewed by Carole Mathys
|a very good write on a sad and tough life....|
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|How true it is and every victim usually pays the price in one form or another.
|Reviewed by Janet Parker
|It is the oldest profession, that's for sure. They do it to make lots of easy money. In this country, they could find a decent job. But they want more and more like so many materialistic people. Your write is very good because you are a brilliant writer.|
|Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
|Top ho. The oldest proffesion. I feel sorry for the ladies caught in this rat trap. A few may like it. Yet how many are trafficed, or do it to feed an addiction. Or make ends meet.
Yup victims indeed. We find money to help those in far away lands, negleting our own.
I wonder who they see in mirror. Yet god knows their heart. I bet some are better than pew warmers. rather more than some.
Elton wrote a song, sweet painted lady, on yellow brick road. Methinks of that.
|Reviewed by Sara Coslett
|Yes, they are indeed victims. Maybe in the future such a release will be achieved virtually or with an automaton. In that way, there is no exchange of fluids, no risk of disease, no victim, no crime. Just orgasm, for a fee. ~ Sara|
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|I am glad that you wrote this. It is honest and upfront. Women who sell it for bucks are a hodgepodge, they are there from every walk of life. Most of them do it for a ten dollar hit of crack, or dreamy herion or . . . well, the list goes on. They are victims of themselves. The tricks. some savage. Some timid. Another hodgepodge of guys. They are victims also to their desires and vices and . . . well, the list goes on. Drugs, sex and rock and roll has taken on a brand new face in the oldest profession.|
|Reviewed by Nordette Adams
|It needs to be said. Well done, Lori.|
|Reviewed by Thomas Lanechanger
|Lori, your unique ability to create thought-provoking compositions is a shining testament to your many poetic talents and tremendous foresight. An excellent piece, illustrating clearly that two wrongs, do not make a right. Thanks for sharing your wonderful work.|
|Reviewed by George Carroll
|A very intuitive write.|
|Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader)
|I don't think there is such a thing as a victimless crime. Perhaps I am jaded in that I have been around cops too long I suppose.|
|Reviewed by Sherry Heim
|I don't see the two who willfully partake as victims, but the innocent who are affected later certainly are. I don't think prostitution is ever going away unless men wise up and stop patronizing the prostitutes and I don't see that happening anytime soon. I used to think that legalizing prostitution would clean it up, but I don't believe that is the case anymore. A very thought-provoking piece, Lori.
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Lori, I think the name and idea came from another era
it certainly is not noble or victimless, in this
day! Superb write!