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Letter to Peer Pressure

Lessen your crimes now and give ear to me Perhaps I can still make you understand How a force for bad you've chosen to be To many in the firm grip of your hand. You cajole the one, abash the other; Promise acceptance, threaten rejection. All in an unfair attempt to smother The voice of good, and enthrone perversion. Do I wish you were not in existence? Would I really snuff the life out of you? Far from it, I recognize the potence In you to cheer and uphold what is due. Decide, then, to turn a new leaf today, And I may have good about you to say.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2021




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Date: 3/24/2021 12:01:00 AM
It is so sad when peer pressure causes people to not live their integrity and be themselves. Keep on writing your heart onto a page, Samuel. It is a wonderful talent to have!
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Samuel Oleka
Date: 4/4/2021 2:45:00 PM
Aww, thank you, Caren. That's very much encouraging. :)
Date: 3/7/2021 7:38:00 PM
It would be interesting to know for whom this poem was written. It is well-written, clearly stated. I was intrigued by several of the lines, but this one in particular: "Do I wish you were not in existence? Would I really snuff the life out of you?" Sounds pretty angry, eh?
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Samuel Oleka
Date: 3/8/2021 5:53:00 AM
Thank you, Milton. :) I didn't write it for anyone in particular. The thought of peer pressure and its enormous influence motivated me.