As we explore possible causes that have contributed to the break down between the younger and elder generations. I want to take you on a journey many of us and people we know have experienced. As you read I want you to ask yourself, what are the possible outcomes of such experiences and what can we do as a village to change this story for future generations and keep them warm.
I was told as a child, it takes a village to raise us
As it takes more than one to raise a child, through the experiences of others that we trust
A grandma, an aunty, an uncle, a man is not supposed to stand alone
A single parent will easily break, with no one to hold them up so they cry and moan
Where has this unity gone, why are we separated, what caused a broken society?
Hear the blood crying on the streets, we need to approach this with sensitivity.
What actions must we take to form the bridge required to wedge the gap?
What’s steps must we take, as adults to get our young people back?
The burden is heavy, weary are the days, our cups runneth over
Let me tell you the tale of this young boy, born like me in November.
Growing up in the battle field, scared senseless in silence
Screams, a slap, blood in my food, my early memories are filed with violence
The bruises on my skin, the endless tears that held so many lies
Of the stories his hands told, the words he said that made me cry
I tried to be good, but everything I did seemed wrong
I only wanted to be loved, I only wanted to belong
I cleaned and did my chores but always scared, so I would jump as he spoke
I often wet myself, leaving the front room carpet soaked
A beast in the house, always angry, you often beat me
Daddy would hit us all, he created an angry mummy
One day he went away, I was able to breath a sigh of relief
Life was to get better, I am the man of the house now or so I believed
But instead came Alcohol, drugs and mummys new friend
A punch to the face, I would scream, as his body forced me to bend
He told me if I tell, mummy would die and I would go away
Scared into silence, I said nothing but my behavior went astray
As I grew up my fear changed into an uncontrolled furnace of anger
In school isolation was where I was placed, then a center a PRU as I was deemed a danger
You adults turned a blind eye, my hurt you chose not to see
I was just a trouble maker, causing everyone pain and misery
So Village, you chose to isolate me and turn me out into the cold
So now I return to burn your village down, I stand angry, violent but bold.
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