Aug 15, 2011
Pick up the slack! You have 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 even 12 children knowing very well you do not have sufficient funds to take care of them. You have them, abuse them and neglect them. Living in the inner city (ghetto), my heart is saddened each and everyday when I see beautiful children grow up only to associate themselves with a life of crime, violence and pain, hungry and forgotten they prowl in the night, on the hunt in order to eat. Young girls with all the potential in the world, sell their bodies just for a hot meal, jumping in cars with old men, doing god knows what to whomever in order to survive. Not even legal with mascara, tear-stained faces at 17, 16, 15, 14 even 13, they have fallen pregnant with no help and here the cycle starts again. Their hearts just as empty as their stomachs and all they do is sit and wait. Uneducated and unloved, feeling lower than the pebble on the floor. They have stepped on, stomped on and just plain old ignored. Teenaged boys fall into the wrong crowd because daddy wasn’t there to help when he was going down the path of destruction, he feels like he needs to take care of the family, he can no longer listen to his siblings cry so he takes matters into his own hands and do what everyone else is doing. Gunshots fire and mommy hears the sirens, she searches for her son, finally she sees him in the back of the police car, staring just staring, and she hears the prison bars as if they we were closing right in front of her. Or she searches for her child and just in time she finds him, she calls out to him but he cannot answer, he cannot hear, he is no more.
Rich father, Shopaholic mother, Career-Oriented mother and father, they have all the money in the world owning everything except the air we breathe and provide only the best for their sweet baby girl. They’re so caught up in their own world, where to take over today and who to buy off, not seeing how sad and alone their daughter is. Ignoring the cuts and bruises on her body that she has inflicted upon herself trying to bleed away the pain she feels with facing everyday. Bullied at school – teased and mocked, grades slipping, breaking up with her boyfriend because her best friend slept with him, pressured into sex and drugs, trying not to fall under she screams and screams but no one can hear her—no one’s listening. Trying to be cool she goes to party, this will make her popular right? Only to be raped and left in the bathroom—all alone…once again. Her tears flow like a river and her heart beats faster than a drum she opens the door to her living room and she’s all alone and so finds it! The perfect solution to her problems, “this way everyone will be happy right? No one has to deal with me anymore, everyone will be happier and I will be free.” She goes to the bathroom and takes one sleeping pill, and then two and then a dozen, meanwhile dad is at work and mom…she’s around somewhere.
STOP! Your children need you, they are yours, you had them, take care of them! You have no idea how the things you say and so affect your kids for the rest of their lives.