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When Red Lights Don’t Stop Traffic

by in Features, Formation, Sliding Gallery

At SendTheFire we love the beauty of poetry. Words are like art. Carefully crafted like in poetry they paint a beautiful picture.

Here’s some more word art (poetry) that we recently came across. As you read the words and engage fully with your mind and emotions, it will speak to you.

Read, reflect then leave a comment below about the picture these words painted for you or the thoughts and emotions they stirred up.

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WHEN RED LIGHTS DON’T STOP TRAFFIC
Here’s a tale about Natasha

from the land of Czechoslovakia

who fell into the hands of a blood sucking Dracula

Always wanted to be a dancer

find a man to romance her,

but it all ended the day her dad died

from cancer

Now a life of destitution

Couldn’t find the right solution

but never thought she might end up

in prostitution

Until she met Dimitri

Man he talked so sweetly

dressed neatly

Swept her off her feet completely.


Hey, like I know that you can’t cope

I’ve helped many in the same boat

thinking they’re stinking

I made them float

You could go to London’s West End

get a job with my best friend

the fee is free so don’t even stress friend

It seemed like a no brainer

but didn’t feel that way eight days

in a cold metal container.

She said such is & so so

but didn’t know though that only ho’s go

through the back doors to whore in Soho.


Dimitri’s friend Sergei

said use my phone to call home

to see if your family are all okay

The cover looked good,

She judged the book by it you never should

with hind sight you know she never would

Snared in a trap

Like a hare she was game

punished for pleasure

with no way back

She said I didn’t come for this

He replied with his fist

as she cried he said it’s only business.


Her pupils always dilated

intoxicated, violated time after time

She starts to lose her mind

They only see the neon lights, they’re so bright

they blind the people from the evil

that’s happening out of sight

Well I’m going to make them know,

She jumped from the window

three floors to the ground below

She died on impact.


And the impact of that caused the police

To investigate the diseased

You thought at least there’d be a

happy end?

Man this is real life not let’s pretend,

but a powerful message she did send

How one woman’s bravery

and sacrifice of her life was the price

To end others slavery.

HMMM
- Do you think you’ve ever ‘seen this girl’ on the streets?
- What ways are you aware of that people find themselves in sexually trafficked situations?
- What are other possible endings to this story?
- How might you help write those other endings?

JOIN US
Take action with us this fall for a weekend (Sept. 23-25, 2011) of awareness, prayer and action to fight against the issue of Human Trafficking.
See:
I Am Traffic Jam
STF’s Trafficking Page

Hey! Do you love writing poetry? Don’t hog your talent! Email us your creations and we’ll share your talent with the STF community by posting it too!

:: sourced from http://www.helenbamber.org/WhenRedLights.html

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