Theresa Ann Moore

Rookie - 0 Points (1940 / Michigan, U.S.A.)

Having Fun? - Poem by Theresa Ann Moore

When did it all start?
Thinking that getting away with something is smart
It’s okay if you don’t get caught
Pleasures are guiltlessly sought

There is a message being sent to our youth
It is rudely disrespectful and the disguises truth
Flaunting promiscuity and killing brain cells with drugs
Portraying ruthlessness and acting like thugs

The masquerade rewards with a ticket to the party
Robbing children of innocence soon after puberty
Filling minds and bodies with a high that steals
Leaving a lifeless body twisted in society’s wheels

Friends and family gather around the coffin crying
What could have prevented this premature dying?
Reevaluation will not prevent this abrupt sorrow
Taking heed may rescue you from decay tomorrow


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Comments about Having Fun? by Theresa Ann Moore

  • Marilyn Lott (11/12/2007 7:34:00 AM)

    You put this sad reality so well.
    The future looks grim, doesn't it?
    But, hopefully God will perform a


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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 12, 2007

Poem Edited: Sunday, April 24, 2011

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