As a survivor of violence, I look at the world in a much different way. Murder got my sister, not me… They never found her, you see.
The killer sits in the pen with life for crimes he first committed in his mind. It was not a gun. It was a hand saw that did it this time.
Wait, it wasn’t the saw, it was the man behind the saw that cut her up, and made her fall.
He knew it wasn’t right… said he wanted it to be an “open festering wound” in my family's sight.
Forgiveness doesn’t change what he did to me, but it sets me free from the pain that used to be.
My apologies to his mother at the trial that day, how I wish I could take her pain away. Her eyes met mine with an empty stare, yet compassion is all I could share.
The jurors... who thinks of their pain? Having to see and hear things that after counseling remain.
The confession more gruesome than you want to hear…
Yet violence still splatters our screens as entertainment beating in heads it’s normal to kill.
What would we do without the devil to thrill?
If it’s not you today, it could be you tomorrow.
Consider yourself challenged where you feel this way, too. Don’t wait 'til it happens to you. Don’t get it mixed up, we’re not born this way.
Stop believing the glorified lies of yesterday. We are not meant to kill people, watching on display.
Why bad things happen is beyond our reach. We dream of a time where less violence litters the streets.
From news, shows, movies, music, and games, they’re packed with violence filling our brains.
Often G rated shows have bullies and weapons… what’s to gain? Are we sacrificing humanity for money in vain?
"It’s just a game" they say… oh is it, because life really isn’t that way! People don’t get multiple lives, and they don’t just bounce back.
There are real folks behind these stories that must keep it on track. Piecing together fragments of what we used be...
Do you care that it’s not fair to you or me?
Can we change the hands of time, or do we start a new beginning?
A new time where violence is not promoted, and authorities make changes that save. A new day where parents focus on the needs of their kids rather than chasing futures away.
When daddies are there, no matter the form.
It’s only when our love is stronger than the shackles of past that we can truly be reborn.
Those thoughts of suicide...
Let it be clear, the world is better with you here. That situation was not meant to tear you down, you have to pick yourself up, and adjust your crown. While the world can be a scary place, it can also help heal us, too. I've been there... Like you. Think about your loved ones... their tears falling like rain. Is that really what you want - their pain?
Reach out to someone. tomorrow is a new day. Follow your passions, and pray, pray, pray... 'cause the peace you seek is not that far away.
There is hope.
Let's put something positive out there. Make families want to stay. Be the change, and don’t fray. People say freedom of speech leads the way, but where has it gotten us today?
If it’s your child that’s needy, take care of your own… we’re raising society, you know.
If you see something, tell. If you get a tip, follow it, because someone’s life may depend on it.