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Monday, 4 November 2013

Dressed like Miley Cyrus pouting like Rihanna

Dressed like Miley Cyrus pouting like Rihanna

But barely 13 …

The car door opens to something  obscene

And as is it rambles on for “their” special one

Drinks and candy pass their way

He says she’s beautiful and he’s sure his friends will also think that way

Dressed like Miley Cyrus pouting like Rihanna

But barely thirteen…

She’s left …

like a broken doll

Stripped …

of her childhood

©David Mellor
Miley Cyrus video criticised

David was born in Liverpool in 1964. He left school with nothing, rummaged around various dead end jobs, then back to college and uni. In his 20s he first discovered poetry, starting writing and performing and has done so ever since. I has lived on the Wirral for the past 8 years.


  1. Hi David, I enjoyed reading this - an economic yet well chosen write, that brings our attention back to things that are quickly forgotten. All too easy to protest momentarily and then sit back and forget. I've just come back from France and (being TV free myself), was astounded to watch video after video (in every bar) where women (girls) allow themselves to be sexualised and paraded like toys for the viewers. I happened to be discussing Miley Cyrus when Britney Spears' 'Work Bitch' came on - another example of appalling music industry standards - do the producers and Britney really think that prostitution is a glamorous career?
    Sorry, David - I'm ranting and taking away from your poem.
    Thank you for writing about something that is, in my opinion, very important.

    1. thanks Carolyn
      and yes its the meat market sold to highest bidder and abused behind closed doors