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The Point of the Lure



I don't see the point of the lure
Of having "heavenly bodies" parade before
The hungry eyes of men and--women,
Because to show is to render
The reason for the name--useless.
Can anyone really say (especially
The men in the audience) that
The "clothes" so proudly exhibited
Made them see the secret?
I attended once a show of the same kind,
In another world and time...and
The clothes were clothes I saw
(In just a matter of days) on the backs
Of my brown-skinned brothers and sisters.
And when one day I became a judge of
A pageant of talent and beauty and picked
The winner wearing "one of the clothes"
In the show...I was the happiest
Having seen--the point of the lure.
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