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This morning i read, in the Australian ABC news (Wednesday 28th February 2018), an article titled "Teens sexting: pleasure is missing from the discussion," an opinion piece. It is a little disconcerting that for the last twenty odd years this sexting thing has grown and no real discussion or education for today's youth has happened, no proper discussion. This poem hopes to highlight this.

This poem does not reflect the opinion of the profession in which I work.

“Send me a pic,” he sent with a smile, 
“Share what you’re hiding away.
You’re a beautiful girl, not like the rest, 
And you’re never ever even afraid.”

“Hmm, let me think, can I really trust you?” 
She replied as quick as she could,
“Sure you can,” he sent, quick as a flash, 
“My intentions are all really good.”

So she slipped off her top, behind a locked door, 
And numbly stood all alone,
And sent this guy, a photo of her, 
Her confused body standing at home,

And this is their life, for new teenage years, 
Pleasure removed from the dance,
Intimacy gone, replaced with an image, 
Nude selfies replacing romance.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 3/2/2018 3:10:00 PM
It is a sad commentary when people can manipulate others into an uncomfortable position. We all must be cognizant of the people we communicate with and trusting strangers must be met with trepidation. Wonderful poem Lewis.
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Date: 2/27/2018 10:43:00 PM
what a sad state of affairs... but well done poem addressing it.
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Date: 3/1/2018 4:57:00 PM
it is a sad state of affairs Line, thanks :)