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Danger On The Internet
by Peter Paton

Thursday, March 09, 2006
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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" If it looks like a pig....it is a pig "

.........................................................

 

You have to be very careful

with other people's hearts

and be extremely cautious

about their motives and intentions

nothing is as it seems these days

there is always something lurking

beneath the paper thin veneer

you shouldn't play with other's feelngs

just to satisfy your inflated ego

or be the tempter to the unwary

looking to lead them astray

beware of unsolicited messages

not everyone thinks the same as you

some are manipulators and schemers

and don't have your best interests at heart

the internet is a source of information

but can also be a den of iniquity

smooth talking devils stalk the net

searching for another easy prey

both sexes have their foxes and vixens

and you could end up with a broken heart

some have even taken their own life

because they feel they let the side down

so you should always be alert and vigilant

just to where you should draw the line

hold everything up in the light of honesty

scrutinize all your communications

and reject that overture and pass

if it dozen't pass the test

there is no such thing as innocent flirting

the very statement tells you its a sham

so retain your self respect and integrity

by making sure and ready

you always walk the line

 

Copyright by Peter Paton 2006

 
 
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Reviewed by A PAX 3/10/2006
amen!
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 3/9/2006
Peter, no truer words were ever written. This should be sent to women's magazines all over the world, because we are a hormonal gender, and we allow our feelings, more often than not, to get in the way of reason. Forewarned is forearmed. And as women we need to be forarmed, before we allow our feelings to get us into something that we may regret later.

While there are women predators too, we are more susceptible than men, because men don't allow their feelings to get in the way of caution, unless they actually fall in love. But falling in love on the internet, may work for some, it does not work for most. We need our suit of armor too, and the only way to get it is by reading things like this, but not just here in the Den tho, but in every magazine that you can think of. Thnx for sharing this with us, Peter.

May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little den sister, Barbie

"If I have to be this girl in me, Then I have the right to be."
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 3/9/2006
Great work, Peter on a pressing matter and we love the picture!
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by jude forese 3/9/2006
sage advise ... hopefuuly, a lesson whose intent most will be spared from ...
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 3/9/2006
Good advice. Where's the poem?

Ron
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/9/2006
Thank you for this reminder Peter!!

And Thank you Phillip!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Anne Williams 3/9/2006
so true peter. the internet has opened up a space where accessing people and information is so easy. it's sometimes hard to tell where a person is coming from when you can look them in the face. a warning well written and well placed. ~a
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen 3/9/2006
Great pen on a very serious subject. I belong to a group of computer hounds that help search out and report these idiots. We catch at least five a month and report them.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/9/2006
Some very sage advice, Peter - there are many human stalkers who search for their prey everywhere these days - especially on the Internet.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 3/9/2006
Good sage advice here. Since the beginning the Internet, it has been fraught wiith scoundrals and scoundralnesses. I, for one, can never understand the mentality of someone who can't deal with the flesh and blood of their acquantances because for whatever reason, still think there in a chance in hell that a complete stranger (the stranger the better, maybe) on the Internet is there for them to love and cherish and hold forever. Yep, it HAS happened from time to time, but the pitfalls are many with this kind of realtionship. Don't know why I haven't been tracking you. I have no answer for that. Thank you for being in my corner most, if not all of the time, Peter.
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 3/9/2006
Hi Peter..

Thanks for this reminder in prose. It's much easier to digest for some of us. Some do flirt to be cute and others flirt for their own ego purposes . Others are light hearted and don't realize they're flirting. You give this spin to flirting we all probably need as a reminder tht we are human and we do have purposes and responsibilities toward others.
Again. Thank you!
Susa
Reviewed by Janet Bellinger 3/9/2006
Wise words of caution. Thanks

Janet
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 3/9/2006
THE PROPER TIME TO DO SOMETHING IS WHEN ONE DOES IT./May this be a day of productive thoughts and creative dreams.

"Danger On The Internet" gives the recipe, the preventative remedy, and the SHIELD against unlicensed navigators. (CYBER-PIRATES)

Enjoyed the reading.


Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Dale Clark 3/9/2006
It's sad really that people take pleasure
in seeking to hurt others. I don't understand
it really. The Internet is a great tool and
thankfully we can share our poetry. Let's keep
ourselves protected though, with that I agree!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/9/2006
Peter,

You are so right: the Internet CAN be a dangerous foe if people don't take the necessary steps to protect themselves; too many "no-goodniks" out there, too many bad sites. (That's why I just stick to G-rated sites and Authorsden.com; don't need none of that terrorist or porn crap for ME, no siree, bob!) Wise advice from you; you may have saved a life today. Thanks a lot!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in America, Karen Lynn in Texas. :(
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/9/2006
Peter,

You are so right. People can hide behind a created persona and nom de plumbe (spelling)? I have always tried to be truthful, but that can cause problems, too. Wise advice in your poetry thin early (EARLY) morning.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.



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