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The tattooed names of angels
unknown

Dont tell me young people
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have no depth of feeling
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my 17 year old daughter
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tattooed her breast
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with the names
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of four friends who died
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in a crash caused by
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alcohol and stupidity
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she said it was better
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than white crosses
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that rot like corpses
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beside highways
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I said fine
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it's too late now
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just look at your breast
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before you go out
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maybe those angel names
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will keep you safe.
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21 Jan 07

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I find this maudlin. I don't know, from the title I expected something different.
 — sadie

dont youthink it sad that a 17 year old girl would put the names of four people on her breasts? That is pretty maudlin to me.
 — unknown

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