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The Eclectic Pen - CHILD BRIDE

By: Barbara P. (gotchagal) - ,   + 19 more  
Date Submitted: 4/6/2010
Last Updated: 5/7/2010
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 133

  how many times since we were first wed,
did you claim my body for your own,
and afterwards tell me how fortunate I was
to have a lover as good as you?

and how many times as I pulled the cover
over my breasts,
did I turn away from you thinking,
"As compared to what?"

c.1972 Barbara Gregory (Pearlman)

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