Throughout the ages,
Filled by people, a few perhaps sages.
It goes in stages,
Toleration then repression
Of the world’s oldest profession.
Some cry “shame!
The men are to blame!
Fine or confine
Them in jail,
Such a policy can not fail
To bust their lust.
Of women into prostitution. Shame! Shame!
The men are to blame!”
“Let the men pay.
Providing the women are willing
It is no business of society how a man spends his shilling.
Many do freely choose
Their bodies to obtain financial recompense,
It does not make sense
When a girl can
Continue in her profession.
The answer lies not in repression”.
The nights are growing longer.
The earnest ponder
On the solution
While John and whore
Go on as before.
This poem was prompted by the following article, by Julie Bindel, advocating that those who pay for sex be fined or imprisoned, (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/13/decriminalising-sex-trade-protect-workers-abuse
Really well done, brilliant! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Many thanks! I very much appreciate you liking and commenting on my poem. Kevin