Life on Earth (poem)

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This is the ninth in my series of poems.

Here are the links to catch up on the rest of this series first.

DESTINATION EARTH

WELCOME TO EARTH

HUNTED

ANIMALS

TAKEN FOR A RIDE

OVERKILL

BETRAYED

STARTING OVER


 

A few weeks later, Lila saved enough

To stop sleeping on benches

And move into a room in large house

The bed was stained and the walls stripped bare

But it was private and out of sight

Of people walking by, unlike the bench

Orphaned and stranded, she tried to adapt.

She read magazines telling her

About fashion and homes to be proud of

She bought nice things for her room

And decorated the wall with fancy paper

Then bought a mattress without stains

She read about love

But it didn’t match her experience with Jay

The only articles about a boyfriend

Killing his girlfriends parents

Ended with the boyfriend

Locked up in a prison for twenty years

She knew enough to know

That would never happen to Jay

The people in charge of this world

Had issued the order

And he would be rewarded

There would be no punishment

Knowing revenge was wrong

Lila tried to move on

Reading more, watching talent shows

To pass the nights

Working hard to pass the days

Earning herself a pay rise

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