Dear God of All
How far we have
descended in the modern
"Let it all hang out" age
from the buttoned- up mores of our forebears.
How crude, crass
and vulgar is much
of the advertising and social ambience
of the atmosphere in which our teens
are coming to maturity and forming their values.
What a profound
difference from the ethos of the Victorian Period.
It seems logical,
Lord, to attribute teen pregnancy, teen venereal disease,
and teen abortion to the merchandising of sexuality which
surrounds us, and which must certainly particularly influence
young people just forming their opinions on modesty, purity
Certainly not all was sexually innocent
in Victorian times, God, but I pray for some kind of middle
ground, and that some moderation will eventually prevail
to get young people on a safe, moral, drug-free, sexual-restraint
© - 2013 Donn B. Murphy
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