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  Her Torture
by Walt Hardester
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.

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She is damaged goods with emotional and physical scars,
Of abuse endured during her formative years.
She is a beautiful young woman everyone says,
Inside though is a tortured soul.
Now she seeks approval by dancing.
If you can call it that.
For a pretty girl the money is good,
The constant adoration of the patrons,
Marriage proposals,
Still inside the emptiness.
Money, drugs and the "Fast Lane" life,
Distract for a while.
Self esteem is non-existent.
Times not blurred by a drug and alcohol fog,
Are spent in fear and self loathing.
For she too cannot say no,
From different roots this malady came.
With a paralyzing inability to make a decision,
She allows others to control her life.
She swears some day this cycle will end,
But not holding her breath,
Till that day comes.

2010 Walt Hardester     

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Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 3/10/2010
So sad....but so very true for a lot of young women. WEll done, Walt.

Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 1/31/2010
I hope that day is not too late for her, to enjoy A real Life, WHEN HER CHOICES are made! You wrote this great Walt!

Blessings of PEACE and HARMONY, SOULFUL_PurplePaSsionsSHEEoxxo
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 1/19/2010
She allows others to control her life.
She swears some day this cycle will end,
But not holding her breath,
Till that day comes.

Here's to HOPE--
exceptional work..

Vesna :)
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 1/19/2010
I hope that day comes soon. An emotive pen Walt.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/18/2010
A moving write Walt!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by William Bonilla 1/18/2010
A sad write Walt
But sadly truth for many
of beautiful young woman.....
Peace be with you

Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 1/18/2010
This really kicks in, and hits home...Well done Walt..xx
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 1/18/2010
A very sad tale, my friend.
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 1/17/2010
I've seen this more times then I wish I had and it is always such a shame. The lucky ones make it past this and have really good lives. To many are lost to it and never do they survive. A sad write my friend and I hope it's not to personal a friend you write about. LadyJ
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 1/17/2010
so many do torture themselves with their pasts--this is well written,
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 1/17/2010
Your words here have the depth and passion of someone who really cares. You came through Walt and you're writing is deeper than ever before.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/17/2010
Sadness in these lines ... effectively penned, Walt.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 1/17/2010
A pretty box can be in disguise containing all Pandora's secrets.


Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/17/2010
This one hits home for I have met a few girls like this (my daughter worked as a coat check girl at a strip club) and you have captured their world so well.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/17/2010
Powerful write, Walt; well done! Love the piccy!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn.
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 1/17/2010
Reality. This girl could have been me. Instead, I subscribed to the wolves, dancing in the medicine circle. Nature is the only thing that will heal a woman's and women alike respect nature as a healer and teacher..Her Torture is awakening poetry, Walt...Blessed Be.

Reviewed by Deborah Plante (Reader) 1/17/2010
So many I know...important words...Blessings

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