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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
You give to us a pittance for a
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
We know the rate of wages is
so small
That women cannot live on them
We may be creatures far "beyond
the pale,"
But you're the goodly folk who
drove us there,
And if our tired bodies are for
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
The price of our betrayal you
must paj.

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