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’s
Never been easy, there's always a
Price, you may see her downtown,
She'll be working tonight.
© Joseph G Dawson