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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 05, 1913, Image 20

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Our feet are set in pathways un
to shame.
Our womanhood is trampled in
the mire;
Know you the bitter road by
which we came
To sell our youth and joy to.
your desire?
You masters who are niggard
in your hire,
Who starve-us and who drive us
day bv day,
Who wring our slender strength
until we tire;
YOU set our weary feet upon the
way.
You give to us a pittance for a
wage.
You crush the joy of living in
us all.
And then, in "righteous anger""
and in rage,
You call us "Scarlet Women"
when we fall ;
.Well, we care not about the
names you call,
Nor care about the "reasons" you
intone;
We know the rate of wages is
so small
That women cannot live on them
alone.
We may be creatures far "beyond
the pale,"
But you're the goodly folk who
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drove us there,
And if our tired bodies are for
sale
The blame is yours and ours
alike to share!
And if across the world we set
a snare
Or lead your sons and daughters
far astray,
Remember, it's the penalty you
bear
The price of our betrayal you
must paj.

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