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discretion : not for public consumption

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discretion : not for public consumption

It's a public forum,
you should be discreet
and not divulge everything 
to strangers you meet.

Some things should be 
left to imagination
and not detailed
for the entire nation.

Your feelings are hurt,
you feel betrayed.
Too late you regret
the comments you made.

Think before posting 
is my advice to you.
Once it's on the internet
your secrets are through.

* inspired by Team poetry soups current blog

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  1. Date: 7/18/2013 6:21:00 AM
    You are right. The Internet implies a new mentality that people have not really understood well. It tends to become very personal but it is globally public. Discretion is necessary for the harmonious co-existence in it. Thank you for offering me the winner's honor in your contest. G.

  1. Date: 7/15/2013 7:17:00 AM
    Advice to be followed!! Good poem! -Heather

  1. Date: 7/15/2013 12:02:00 AM
    Well said

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 10:52:00 AM
    no one polices theinternet and this piece says it best with such style, francine... thanks for appreciating my piece for your recently concluded contest... it's my frist time to get a top notch from you, i guess... honored!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 1:10:00 AM
    Poetic advice very needful around here sometimes!!!

  1. Date: 7/13/2013 9:47:00 PM
    Right on!..BG

  1. Date: 7/13/2013 8:29:00 PM
    I agree xxx

  1. Date: 7/13/2013 7:16:00 PM
    Good advice, Francine! Love Kim