It’s dark…As I sit here besides my bed and remember those days of pain, those days where love turned into tears, into fear. Fear to be alone, fear to be no one, fear to forget what love is…As I sit and remember the insults she screamed at me: “Your nothing without me”, “No one loves you, no one ever has!” making me feel worthless, and like if I never existed. As I sit here and look at the moon shine into my dark room I remember and ask myself: “Why? Why did she hurt me? Why couldn’t I fight back? I’m a guy I should be able to fight back! But she hurt me in the one place were a band-aid can’t cover the wound, a place where Advil or any other pain medicine can’t help–my heart– the one person who meant the world to me now was slowly ending my life. Don’t know why as I sit here and remember the past, my room begins to get darker and darker with every thought surrounding me and with darkness so dark the moon seems only like a star in the night…….Then a bright light hits my face and covers my skin with a warm feeling. I look up and see an open door with the person who saved me, standing there looking at me is the person who showed me what real love is, not pain or fear, but happiness and joy. A joy a person only feels when they see that other person, a feeling so deep within you that you can’t explain or show, but feel once you both are near. She gets on her knees holds my hands and as I look into her eyes I begin to loose myself within her look and remember that I am not alone, I never was, no one ever is, because there will always be people who care and love you. As she wipes the tears from my eyes I remember those who care about me, those who worried about me, those who were there when I needed them the most; that alone is nothing but a word. “I love you” are the words she lets flow through my ears, words that give my life a whole new meaning because the past is something no one should have to repeat, the past should not get you down or let it control your life, it’s your life take control of it, because the future is what ever you want it to be, its all up to you. Now I stand here in my room side by side with the one I love, and as I walk into the bright light and away from the dark, I want you to know that we all have or have had a room such as mines, but there is always a way out, there is always a better life waiting for you at the other side of the door. Remember: don’t get yourself down, don’t give up, stand up tall and fight for what’s right and for what you believe in. And I’ll be here waiting for you to walk side by side into the light.
Julie, a 17 year old valedictorian in her senior class had the cleanest reputation. Never late to school, a social butterfly, member of the student committee and an A in all of her academic courses. She was technically an ideal student. Julie was also an extraordinary daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Brooks; I mean what parent wouldn’t be proud of their successful daughter who was destined for future success. Julie even carried on a so far healthy two year relationship with her boyfriend, Tyler. Her life was exemplary.
One day while Julie was texting Tyler, their conversation began to get a bit steamy, so Tyler asked Julie for a simple nude picture. This gesture seemed harmless to Julie, especially in the stir of the moment. So she sent a whole body picture, including her face. She trusted Tyler enough to keep the picture to himself, which he did at first.
Everything was going fine until Julie and Tyler had a huge dispute. Tyler became enraged with Julie so in his moment of anger he sent the nude picture of Julie to all his friends. The nude picture got all around her school. Julie came across the picture by a forward message her so called friend sent her. Julie was outraged. Why would her friend have the picture she sent to Tyler? Julie began to receive sexually suggestive texts and comments on her Facebook from guys at her school. Julie was mortified and pretended to be ill just to avoid showing her face at school. Julie’s parents soon came across the picture as well. The punished Julie severely. Julie never spoke to Tyler or anyone from her school again. Her parents even decided to change her from school. Julie will live humiliated forever.
Julie will never be the same after committing this mistake. The moral of the story is that sending sexually explicit pictures to anyone is wrong. No matter how much you trust a person you shouldn’t have to go through what Julie did. And no to mention the other dangers that exist, like having your picture uploaded onto websites with out your consent. Also, the real danger is that if youth are caught with sexually suggestive pictures, they can be charged for possessing child pornography, and this can get you a few years in prison. So think twice before you send naked pictures of yourself to your boyfriend or girlfriend.