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(25/01/1954 / Belfast N, Ireland)

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'In the name of art'

‘In the name of Art’

Her legs are close together
Only two feet apart
On the bed she lay naked
The painter called it art

The photographer took a picture
Had to capture the image
Her father saw it in the papers
It made the whole family grimace

The world has seen her body
As when she was born
Everything on show
Her family forlorn

Every time the family see the picture
They rip it up and remember
She was their little baby
A loving family member

Their lives they say are ruined
The family torn apart
All because she’s a model
Working naked in the name of art

Michael Micmac Mccrory

Submitted: Wednesday, August 31, 2011


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  • Naida Nepascua Supnet (9/1/2011 5:35:00 AM)

    I GO TO WHAT THE FAMILY FEELS
    IT IS EVER PAINFUL TO SEE HOW
    A GIRL IS FEASTED UPON AND CALL IT ART
    THOUGH I ALSO UNDERSTAND THE REASON 'FOR ART'S SAKE'
    MAYBE IF IT HAPPENS TO A FAMILY MEMBER OF MINE
    I WOULD BE HURT TOO.

    YOU SAID IT ALL HERE
    YOU NAILED THE THEME WELL
    NICE JOB.

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