Lets look at the child
As the "good book" tells us: Bring forth a child up in the way she shall go. Assuredly, I say to you, nurturing a child from birth until death is the parents responsibility. What ever the scars they bare are a direct and irrefutable body of evidence of a massive parental failure. Children are only blamed and shoulder their wounds by a breakdown of the family dynamic. A nice, politically correct way of stating that the parent or parents really screwed up their kids by telling them to take responsibility for their own actions. There might be a legally drawn line of culpability in there. But, boiled down rendered, only an uneducated, hypocritical parent would blame a child for their own behavior. Statically speaking now, an abused child, as we know now has lasting, long-term and permanent damage incurred during their short lives. Many attempt suicide before even knowing how to spell the word. I concur that parents should investigate, with kind, loving patience. The cruel yet hard cold fact is that parents aren't blamed. The suffering child is ignored, dismissed, called a liar for reaching out for help. Lets help these children, we all know a child in need! Look closer and you shall find. Even if they have achieved adulthood they still need us. Lets pray for them, at the same time putting ourselves out there as good people. Just as our Lord Jesus would have done. Start the healing now, right now!
Copyright © ANDREA TRAVIS | Year Posted 2015
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