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The Oldest Profession
By Josephine Dixon Banks

Dressed in sequins, wearing shoes of pretense
The Oldest Profession glides into view

With devoted help from the media
it invades our lives with all kinds of lies
under the guise of protection

It is my personal election that
The Oldest Profession does not care how things are done
as long as it is number one

It's not prejudiced against anyone
many times it is disguised as fun
it travels from coast to coast with the audacity to boast
about it's conquest

Dressed in sequins, wearing shoes of pretense
The Oldest Profession glides into view

Now, it's horrendous acts aren't always behind closed doors
our children are taught about them in folklore

We glorify the horrors as we sit in our parlors sipping tea
From our childhood up, we've accepted this cup of deceit
we repeat, it to our loved ones

Now, the name has been changed to protect the game
but we the people are hip to What's Going On
this profession does not belong

This profession has destroyed life
promoted chaos and strife

one thing, it has never had and never will
that is Silence

The Oldest Profession in the world
it's not prostitution
it is Violence
Copyright 1978, Josephine Dixon Banks

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