Author: Mark Spencer


Chastity preserves a gift,
Of unlimited worth.
One that you can only give
To one soul on this earth.

A prize so rarely given
To whom our love is pledged.
For chastity is traded,
For love only alleged.

The scars left by its passing,
Can never be repaired.
For treasures lose their value,
When frivolously shared.

If true love is ever found,
A bond like no other,
You cannot share what long ago
Was lost to another.

Donít forget what it is worth,
Or waste it hastily.
Choose wisely with whom you share
The gift of chastity.


Comments on this poem/writing:

barb ( -- Thursday, March 15 2007, 03:36 am

good writing disagree with subject

It's hard to save a gift for someone special when that gift was stolen. You feel bad but you have nothing special to give. Some lose their gift to a person that just stole it for their own selfishness.
Catyrose ( -- Thursday, March 15 2007, 06:56 am


I just had a conversation with a good friend of mine who is very concerned about her teenage daughter in regard to this topic. If you don't mind I'd like to share it with her. Thanks for this write with a very good message many would be wise to follow.
Megan ( -- Saturday, March 17 2007, 11:05 pm

So true.

This is such a wonderful poem, and it is so true.
Janess ( -- Friday, June 13 2008, 12:33 am


Being a young aspiring poet, I was very touched by this wondeful piece of art. You are a very talented and gifted soul.
april ( -- Monday, March 30 2009, 06:40 pm


can copy and use for class assignment
cottage ( -- Tuesday, March 31 2009, 02:31 pm

class of 09 rules

mae ( -- Saturday, December 26 2009, 12:10 am


can i copy and use ur poem
for my project?
Mark Spencer ( -- Tuesday, December 29 2009, 04:12 am


Anyone who wishes to use a poem of mine may do so, as long as they do not intend to replace my name with their own.
Kat ( -- Tuesday, January 12 2010, 10:41 pm


I thinking of using this poem for my project too!
It's nice and pure.
susie ( -- Monday, January 25 2010, 09:52 pm


i would like to use this poem for my project! it's very beautiful and true.
Kathleen Wreede ( -- Monday, February 8 2010, 01:30 am


Wow, this si freaking amazing, we're supposed to be looking for poems and books that relate to the seven virtues, and this is the best I've found so far! -WAY BETTER THEN THE LIFE OF AN AMERICAN TEENAGER DRAMA!!!!-
Tory watkins ( -- Tuesday, February 16 2010, 09:44 pm


Hello, I would like to use your Second- Forth stanza for an english poetry booklet.

Thank you
Mark Spencer ( -- Friday, February 19 2010, 10:38 pm

Thank you Tory

Thank you Tory, but I have to decline. Using just the two stanzas fails to convey the whole message.
maurine ( -- Monday, November 29 2010, 07:29 am


galing wow na wow bilid mee'zzz
katie ( -- Monday, January 3 2011, 08:58 pm


can i possibly use this if i give you creit for the whole thing?
Mark Spencer ( -- Tuesday, January 4 2011, 10:39 pm


What will it be used for?
Lisa Porter ( -- Saturday, February 5 2011, 10:53 pm

Sexuality Paper

This poem will be referenced in my paper for a Social Problems course chapter on sexuality.
Mark Spencer ( -- Sunday, February 6 2011, 12:21 am

No problem Lisa

That sounds fine Lisa.
Ateka ( -- Thursday, March 24 2011, 11:24 am


Heyy, i am writing an extended essay and id like to use your poem as a part of analysis and to help me out with my topic of chastity :)
Mark Spencer ( -- Tuesday, March 29 2011, 12:41 am

No problem Ateka

That's fine Ateka. I hope it helps.
Aya (The Evil OverLord) ( -- Friday, July 15 2011, 10:51 am


This poem is absolutely amazing. I have no critique what-so-ever. Simply, I'd like to ask your permission to use this poem in my essay. It'd greatly help with the analysis. Thank you.
(And no worries, I'll mention your name as the autor at the very top. ^^)
Mark Spencer ( -- Sunday, July 17 2011, 01:07 pm


You may use it in your essay Aya.
Anna ( -- Friday, February 13 2015, 02:12 am


this poem is very well written, however this is not chastity. you do not give chastity to someone, but you share chastity and encourage others to be chaste. Just some advice because I got in trouble with my teacher because of it.
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