Ironic Poem about Prostitution
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| Ironic Poem about Prostitution |
written by George Orwell
|1925. Published under Orwell's birthname of "Eric Blair".||Link to further information|
WHEN I was young and had no sense
In far-off Mandalay
I lost my heart to a Burmese girl
As lovely as the day.
Her skin was gold, her hair was jet,
Her teeth were ivory;
I said, “for twenty silver pieces,
Maiden, sleep with me”.
She looked at me, so pure, so sad,
The loveliest thing alive,
And in her lisping, virgin voice,
Stood out for twenty-five.
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