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The Sad Story of Lucy Gilmore
She was so beautiful
Before she became bad
She was so wonderful
Before she became mad
She was the attraction of many guys on her street
They wanted to go out with her, but she would not
She even snubbed the poster boys with good looks.
She said they were all in her bad books.
But one fateful day, she went round the bend
She was no longer the same and could not even pretend
She was now begging every guy to be laid
But none would dare to take her to bed
None of them wanted her anymore
And this the sad story of Lucy Gilmore.
~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, Afternoon, Friday Octtober 26, 2012.
Shomolu, Lagos, Nigeria.
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PS: This poem meant to be a rock song is based on a true life story of a young beautiful girl I knew who lived with her parents in the house next to an uncle’s house in Lagos, Nigeria. It was a great pity as she had to drop out of the university and was roaming the streets. Her mental illness broke the heart of her parents who adored her as their only daughter and the most brilliant straight A student in the neighborhood. She was very proud and snobbish and would not even talk to any of the boys on her street until her predicament and was now a public nuisance as she lost all her intelligence and pride and was now even willing to sleep with any boy or man. But they were now afraid of even getting close to her.