Teenage Choices and Consequences

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Are we inclined to find the path for a child who might be gay?
Should we not interfere and try to direct any or either way?
The child will be at peace without pressure and suggestions.
Free to find his way, with the Love of God, to support him.

Happy Kids

Years ago, in England, when I was a five year old girl,
I began my education in a co-ed primary school.
Then at eleven years old I was sent to school on a scholarship.
The girls played hockey, basketball, netball, tennis as well,
And the boys played football, cricket and tennis with us too.
We seemed a happy crowd of kids, always something else to do.

Teenage Romance

As we grew into our teens it seemed there was the usual bond,
Of a girl and boy who spent their time in the school together.
The younger ones were enthralled by this and eagerly observed
A wonderful romance bloom and then fall apart so soon.
But then the partnerships would change, another came around.
The young girls, entranced, hoped that they would soon be found.

Teacher Adoration

At this time some girls would agree a teacher seems so cute.
They admire and sigh over her and become an ardent fan.
This is a normal development of a girl reaching about that age.
Boys too could grow enamored by an attractive, athletic man.
They find a strong attraction to possibly a male coach,
Their admiration is from afar, they never would approach.

Boy and Girl Friendships

The girls and boys as they evolve into heterosexual kids,
Go through these stages of develpment as they mature each day.
For a while the girls might bond in close frienships with each other.
The boys might keep company while the girls tend to cling together.
There are some who concern themselves and interfere with the trend,
There are no rules, leave well alone, the kids will find their way.

Leave the Kids Alone

If a parent finds a son or daughter, who at a certain age,
Still has not moved on to date one of the opposite sex.
Don't counsel them and worry them, let them find their way.
Also, counseling sessions could suggest that they are going astray.
Many youngsters have found the suggestion that their behavior
Means they should be corrected, or there will be a penalty to pay.

Finding their True Path

There are, of course, some who may be biologically gay,
But no scientific evidence has proved it to this very day.
Many young people might have been diverted from their course
By education and general information of a homosexual life.
God Bless them all and let us give them freedom of their mind.
Homosexual or heterosexual, their true path they will find.

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Adolescent Development, Counseling For Teens, Heterosexual, Homosexual

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
I attended the City Literary Institute in London and have a Royal Society of Arts Diploma in English Language.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
11th Apr 2012 (#)

Johnnydod: Thank you so much for the star. I absolutely struggled with this one and I am so appreciative of your approval.

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author avatar Jules, The Cowboy
11th Apr 2012 (#)

i just accept whoever a person is... i never considered homosexuality a negative thing...

you're right there my friend, let them find the right way

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
11th Apr 2012 (#)

cowboy: I think you picked up on the meaning. Don't you think that the kids should be allowed to go through the stages of maturing without being mis-directed, redirected, or counselled?

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author avatar Melissa D. Ing
11th Apr 2012 (#)

An excellent poem Ivyevelyn. And weren't those British school uniforms dreadful. Mine was blue and gold!

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
12th Apr 2012 (#)

Melissa: Thanks for commenting. My uniform was bottle green with grey, and a green beret, white blouse and green tie. I was sometimes jeered at by other kids who did not pass the scholarship.

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author avatar avery sandiego
12th Apr 2012 (#)

another good poem to read...I can actually accept a gay but a lesbian, not so much..

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
12th Apr 2012 (#)

Avery: Thank you so much for commenting. I understand what you mean. It's a mystery to me!

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
12th Apr 2012 (#)

Oh so nice to look back the days we left behind,
Oh those sweet days-
Days of innocence and
friendship and sacrifice.

Thank you for sharing Ivy.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
12th Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you, Rezaul. I was fine as a kid, it's when I grew up that the problems began.

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author avatar Buzz
12th Apr 2012 (#)

Hi, Ivy dear, you must have had lots of boy friends in England when you were that young. I saw your photo as a little girl here at Wiki. You looked like Drew Barrymore. Did you receive my reply to your message the other day?

Congrats on the STAR, Ivy. Love and hugs, Buzz

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
12th Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you, Buzz: Yes, I did receive your lovely reply. You are very important to me, dear Buzz. I am so glad you are staying with us. If you leave, you will have to take me with you.
Love & Hugs, Ivyevelyn.x

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author avatar Tranquilpen
13th Apr 2012 (#)

Excellent read Ivy. What I find strange are the alarming amount of heterosexual marriages breaking up and one or even both parties "becoming" gay afterwards?

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
13th Apr 2012 (#)

I do not make any judgement on homosexuality. However, Andre, your comment belies the theory that gays are born gay. I don't think I fully succeeded, but I was trying to convey that there seems to be an interval in a young person's life when they develop a "crush" on a person of the same sex. Instead of "pouncing" on the teen to validate these emotions, which usually evolve into the inbred heterosexual feelings, I believe there should not be interference, allow the teen to mature to his full potential.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
13th Apr 2012 (#)

Hello, Andre:
How are you? I have sent you messages but think you must be busy. Love and spare me a thought once in a while!
Ivyevelyn.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
15th Apr 2012 (#)

Excellent poem on choices and consequences of the teenage thinking.

You can turn anything into poetry! Best wishes.

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author avatar Denise O
18th Apr 2012 (#)

Well I disagree with you 100% with allowing your teen to make 'their own minds up, you better bet your bottom dollar I would be all up in their faces if I saw something was bothering them, leave a teen to figure it all out, I do not think so. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
18th Apr 2012 (#)

Denise: I believe that pre-teens and teens go through stages of development whereby they develop "crushes" on maybe teachers or coaches of the same sex. Instead of them being either encouraged or discouraged, counseled or manipulated by subjective or objective "advisors", the teen is allowed to progress to their own sexual maturity. Too many are coached into an area they would never have got into in the first place.
Ouch, Denise! This is not personal. Your friend, Ivyevelyn.

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author avatar Retired
14th May 2013 (#)

Very powerful. Keep up the work my friend, we need more writers like you. I'll continue to follow your writings as you do the same for me. Thanks

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