Today I Mourn  

duststormdiva 51F
7253 posts
6/20/2006 9:34 am

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6/21/2006 6:26 am

Today I Mourn


This lady seems to inspire a lot of my blogs lately. mzhunyhole's blog THINGS COULD BE WORSE inspired todays post of mine.

Last night on the way to my boyfriends house I was listening to the radio and the top of the hour news came on. I heard the most awfullest thing a mother could hear. A six year old boy plunged 90 feet to his death from the top of a ferris wheel as his mother watched (from below) in horror. The boy met the height requirements, yet he was only six and riding the huge ferris wheel alone.

Well, I might chap some asses with what I have to say, but I have strong feelings about this.

What in the fuck was that six year old boy doing alone on that ride? I have high school students who can't sit still that long, let alone a six year old.

On the flip side:

There are height requirements for rides, but honestly a ferris wheel does need to have safety belts installed. For fuck sakes, if they are going to have a height requirement, then they need to make sure there are other safety requirements as well.

1. Not only should a height requirement be in place, but an age requirement must be in place, unless accompanied by an adult.

2. Safely belts should be installed in all rides higher than say 20 feet.

3. Riders should be secured in their seats when riding a ride higher than say 20 feet.

There are many other safety requirements that should be in place, but I am too keyed up to think of them.

As I lied in my boyfriends arms last night talking about this, I was crying and it brought to mind why people do horrible things to children.

How can a man/woman /molest a child, let alone a baby?

How can someone beat an innocent child?

Where is the control?

Why do sweet innocent children need to be abused, physically, sexually and mentally?

Children are our future. What we make of them today will dictate what they will be like in the future. Do we want a bunch of angry, once abused adolescence, running our country? Sure our country is about freedom and choice, but what choice do the kids have when their innocence was taken away from them at such an innocent age?

Are our actions as adults results from the abuse we had as a child? I know mine were for many years. As an adult I had to take responsibility for my own actions and change the direction of my life. I had to stop blaming others for abusing me and using that as an excuse for my actions as an adult.

How did my mind wander to child abuse from hearing of this six year olds unfortunate and untimlely death? Who knows, but my poor boyfriend heard it all as he held me while I sobbed about it all last night.

Yes, to answer mzhunyhole's question, for the most part, yes, my cup is half full. Most of the time it's overflowing, thanks to my boyfriend.

Yes, most of the time I have a very positive attitude, but today that attitude waivers as I mourn for the six year old boy who died falling from that ferris wheel yesterday. I mourn for the children who are abused.

Today, I mourn.

DustStormDiva



duststormdiva 51F
6854 posts
6/20/2006 2:53 pm

    Quoting rm_mzhunyhole:
    I hear ya..I mourn for the lil ones every day..I wanna hold every one of them close to my heart..so many of them die needlessly every day...lordy..I'm crying with ya sista.
The poor babies. My wonderful boyfriend called me at his lunch break and I was in tears after I heard of RealLover's death. He sat there and listened helplessly as I cried.

My head hurts from crying, but I know there will be more tears I'll shed for that sweet innocent little six year old.

DustStormDiva


Whispersoftly5 52F
15176 posts
6/20/2006 8:29 pm

Your post is very powerful. It's amazing how our minds can leap from one tragedy to another, but that's how our minds work. It's very sad all of the abuse that transpires and I agree totally with everything you said. It's heart crushing.

Whisper...


duststormdiva 51F
6854 posts
6/21/2006 6:26 am

    Quoting Whispersoftly5:
    Your post is very powerful. It's amazing how our minds can leap from one tragedy to another, but that's how our minds work. It's very sad all of the abuse that transpires and I agree totally with everything you said. It's heart crushing.

    Whisper...
My poor boyfriend. He has listened to me cry and moan (in good ways and bad ways * grin * ) yesterday. Most of all he was caring and loving and understanding of my emotional mess I was in yesterday. He is a great man!

DustStormDiva


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