End the Stigma
June 23, 2021

More family hours and bonds
was replaced with technology
and more modern ones.

I am always bothered with this thought—
How far have we gone?

Surely, technology is important;
but what is unacceptable are those who are deviant.
Unknownness of boundaries
Crossing the lines
Offensive words and getting below the belt;
Are form of behaviors that shouldn’t be just fine.

The internet had gotten everyone far
By just a single mistake,
People are gonna come at you in an instant.
Getting someone cancelled is nowaday’s norm
The words they’d throw are as sharp as a storm.

Online argumentations and pointless bickering
Vexatious words and hard feelings
Sexual predators on screen
Exploiting children and other dirty ways—
When will things gonna stop?

I once thought as a child,
That the world is a safe place
—turns out it’s not.
Nothing is fair in the world we exist.
Equality only applies on the lucky ones.

But everyone has a voice,
Everyone can make a change.
Together, as we are fueled with love and unity,
—can make a better and more meaningful digital world;
were negative things will never be tolerated and fostered.

We are one.
No one should be left behind
—regardless of the social status in life.
Always be empowered enough no matter what.
End the stigma.

3RD PLACE – POETRY MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE DIGITAL WORLD
GWYNYTHLEI
14 years old
Female

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