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She'll be working tonight


She's nobodies fool, she's got eyes

That can see, she's still got her figure

And five mouths to feed. Her man ain't

Around he's inside doin' time, so she's

Left to make ends meet by working at



She's nobodies fool, she's a girl on

The rack, you'd have thought her a

Starlet some 18 years back. Today she's

As wise as she should have been then

What she does for the money, buys the

Food, pays the rent


She's nobodies fool, she's a doll with

Long legs, she's been battered and

Bruised, play-worn and depressed

She takes all the knocks, all the risks

And arrest, all to keep her home safe

And her children well fed


She's nobodies fool, she's a proud

Woman too, what she does is a must

Her kids must go to school. Life has

Never been easy, there's always a

Price, you may see her downtown

She'll be working tonight


©Joseph G Dawson

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