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Tuesday, August 09, 2011
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Choices made by anyone lead to consequences, some good, some bad, some can be altered but some are irreversible and must be lived with for the rest of life. This poems is written by Audrey Coatesworth for teenagers - to give this simple message in verse form.

This poem is from  Dr Audrey Coatesworth's book 'Choice for Teenagers' - which can be bought as a paperback from UK  - see URL below, and an ebook ( Kindle Store, or

In USA the book is available printed and distributed via The Book Patch 



It’s dangerous out alone at night

'It won't happen to me'

The next day a corpse was found

Sadly, a girl had ceased to be


It’s dangerous to smoke cigarettes

'It won't happen to me'

The breathing problems then began

The coffin came from one oak tree


It’s dangerous to have unprotected sex

'It won't happen to me'

'I'm afraid your illness can’t be cured'

' It wasn’t worth it.’   ‘Too bad' - said he


'I don't want a child just yet

It won't happen to me'

‘You cannot turn back the clock

She’ll soon be sitting on your knee’


Taking drugs is dangerous

'It won't happen to me'

‘Your mind has become so damaged

 Reality will never now be free’


‘Why did I believe so long

It wouldn't happen to me?’


It’s too late to listen now

The results are here – for all to see


CopyrightACoatesworth (2008)



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Reviewed by Michelle Mead
This should be given to every teenager. Like how you wrote this-not preachy, just stating the facts bluntly.
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