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It's for Real

Young girl Playing with her dolls- Pretending as her babies Singing a lullaby For them to silently fell asleep Waking them up...feeding...caring... Acting as a mother... But,that was before Now,a young lady A woman Only at sixteen Carrying another life Life of unexpected reasons Product of violence and ignorance A young single mother Just playing a while ago Now,PREGNANT! Carrying a baby It's not just a play It's not just a game Fear,Fright,Disappointment, Shock and Tears Fill your whole being Now,you're a mother A mother of your own flesh A mother of your own blood Now, are you ready to fed him up? Sing a lullaby for him? Care for him? And die for him? You're not just playing right now... Wake up! Because it's for real! **MOM,I'M PREGNANT! Contest Philippine Teenage Pregnancy Statistics Statistics show that every year at least 64,000 teenagers have abortions, and those are statistics from a country where abortion is illegal, yet we claim we are Catholics, who are preserving and valuing life. Abortions. Do these teens know they are killing a human? They might or they might not, or they might just pretend they do not know. But how did abortion come into the picture? How did abortion even become an option? Fear. Fear of being unaccepted, fear of the unknown, and lots and lots of fear. Will no one stand up and lend an ear to just listen to what these teens are experiencing? Just how many more girls are getting rid of their babies? How many girls die by trying to kill their unborn child? How many babies will have to lose their life because no one listens? We might say that the pregnancy of these teenagers is just the mere result of the gratification of sexual urges. Yes we might say that. That pregnancy would not occur if studies had been prioritized instead of the relationship of the opposite sex. That if there were no premarital sex (PMS), there would be no pregnancy. On one simple glance, we would judge these teenagers guilty. Period. But have we even asked ourselves if we have the right to judge? Were we there when these teens were growing up? Were we even present when these teens cried out for love when they were still kids? Were we there to witness how their concept of love metamorphoses into sex and there was no one to correct this wrong concept? My point is, were not there and we do not know. What right do we have to judge?

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Date: 8/21/2011 1:36:00 PM
Jun Jun, Congrats on this winning write and for a great theme....wake up child, this is FOR REAL!!! Your thotful footnote does strike at my heart chords...judging these teens is not for us to do. Again, love conquers all, not further negativity. Award-winning piece, JUN JUN. Congrats to U. Gwendolen
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Date: 5/31/2011 7:15:00 AM
Great write.... I think you should win the contest. This has great emotional power.
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