Saturday, May 10, 2008

Summer Time Violence

UGHHHHH!! I am so frustrated and tired!

Why is it that every time the weather breaks or it gets a little nice outside, it's earmarked with violence in our community? Recently, Dawn told me that one of our friends was shot in Irvington. The next day Yolanda called and told me that one of our friends got shot in Brooklyn. I don't understand this! Why does this continue to happen in our community? Why can't we evolve from this cycle of violence?

I'm sorry Pooka family... I know you expect something more lighthearted but today I just need to vent. Do we as woman need to talk to our brothers more to let them know they are loved just as they are? Do we need to tell them they don't need to go out and shoot someone to get a motorcycle or a gold chain or a few extra dollars?

Please someone tell me... what's the answer to getting violence out of our community?

Peace & Blessings,


1 comment:

  1. I feel your pain. One of the solutions is to continue speaking to the next generation. Show them what really happens when they do these things whether it is to each other or someone else. Talk, Talk & Talk some more. Our children are listening even though we think they are not. If they can remember the latest rap song, then they hear what you are saying.