FULL CIRCLE

By Karyl-Ann Roehl

Jenny's got a boyfriend -

He calls her every day.

He's older and he's cuter

than the boys that come our way.

 

Jenny met him on the net

chatting late one night.

She's twelve and he is twenty

Yet he's funny, smooth and bright!

 

Her man has looks and money

and he’s promised her the moon -

Her loneliness is lifted

and she hopes to join him soon!

 

Oh Jenny, where are you?

We've looked everywhere -

Please come home, we love you

and you're giving us a scare.

 

Dan is a good father -

He works hard every day.

He loves his wife and daughter, Jenny,

though often he's away.

 

Dan, he has a secret

that he visits every week

at the hotel on West Fairway -

Velvet lives across the street.

 

When he's bored and he's craving

something different for himself

he sees Velvet for an hour

though she, too, is only twelve.

 

Oh Jenny, where are you?

We've looked everywhere -

Please come home, we love you

and you're giving us a scare.

 

 Jenny met her boyfriend

after school the other day.

She left her home to be with him

at his place on West Fairway.

 

She knows that he loves her -

That's not hard to tell -

Until he sends her to make money

seeing johns at the hotel.

 

Dan is sick with worry

where his dear Jenny could be -

A runaway and all alone

in this big and bustling city.

 

Oh Jenny, where are you?

We've looked everywhere -

Please come home, we love you

and you're giving us a scare.

 

Dan is crushed with worry,

his heart is sick with pain.

Losing his lovely Jenny

is driving him insane!

 

Jenny's in the stable

in 'the life' she's come to know

keeping her johns happy

though to them she's just a ho.

 

Jenny's being trafficked

and is tattooed with a brand

doing twenty tricks a day -

she's there to meet demand.

 

Oh Jenny, where are you?

We've looked everywhere

Please come home, we love you

and you're giving us a scare.

 

 

©2019

 

 

 

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