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I wrote this poem when I was back in 1991, after seeing a documentary about the growing number of teenagers diagnosed as HIV positive. Children in the UK at this time seemed to have an air of naivete and ignorance about them!! It was probably the first poem I had ever written and although it shows in its simplicity, it's one I still like to look back at.

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In the heat of the moment
A mistake has been made
There is no turning back
You can never be saved.

Like a mouse in the winter
Dormant it lies
Attacking the cells
Increasing by size

Unaware of it's presence
Like rabbits you roam
Several millions on
And the poison has grown

In the heat of the moment
What's your reaction?

You've started and finished
The final transaction.

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