Dusting off the blood stains .........

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Dusting away at each one
do we begin to see a pattern
As if at once we can instantly
see in the pale light of the same lantern

Evil is just evil when we tuck it a way
in any dark place we can find
But what does one do with the
knowledge that he has a twisted mind

Oh god , I don't understand the
mind of my own child
I tried all the remedies
yet each day he grows wild

Tuck him away in the dark give in
to the fixes he will crave
The only thing missing is the the image of
the beast in a cave

Wringing of wrists ......crocodile
tears candles and praying
The media knows the
answer lets see what they are saying

Yet again and again the same
pattern of the totally insane
Don't worry though it'll all wash
away in the same rain

Mental health and the total lack of empathy that accompanies it's manifesting itself into our culture , IS the issue ! We are not only lacking a plan of action for dealing with these afflictions and the stigma's that go with them , but we keep assigning blame to everything else under the sun. But it's okay .........it's just one more massacre we can add to the list . One more reason to continue our own patterns of insanity . How many more six year old children will it cost before we begin to really deal with mental health issues. .......Just food for thought .

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singlmomat52 3 years ago

And food it is. I have dealt with mental illness on many levels but not like this. My heart breaks for the families that want to scream this can't be happening. Their souls begging for this to be a nightmare that they will wake from soon. I pray for them, heartfelt prayers for healing and strength. thank you ahorseback, thank you!


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

There you go! You are hot and on the right track. Thank you so much for this.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Oh my gosh , singlemom ! Hellloo! "We have a long way to go and ashort time to get there " comes to mind when I look at our culture ! I hope you're doing well !.......Ed


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Mhatter, Thanks to you my friend !......:-}


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singlmomat52 3 years ago

I am good and how are you! I am so pleased that you are still hubbing right along. There are not words to describe my feelings about this act of evil. I cannot even watch the tv. I just don't understand. I have written a new hub but I don't know if the notifications go out anymore. It's something from my heart, my life. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!! Take care, it is always good to see a new hub from you!!


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Singlemom, my beautiful friend , I hope you have a perfect holiday too ! The only way we will undo these acts of extreme violence is to slowly begin to change our culture to a more compassioned society! To nurture our empathy to others unselfeshly . And all of it in the little things we can do for each other , One thing we have done this christmas is no presents , merely donations to others who are in need . Clothes , food .........and you know what , It feels preety nice ! Be well my friend and have a merry christmas !......Ed


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SommerDalton 3 years ago

Amen! Beautiful and important message. Voted up as always.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Mental illness has been looked over much too long. We must recognize it and do something to take these peopls off the streets. Beautiful message...


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

ahorseback....Thank you so much for saying precisely what I feel....exactly what I'm thinking and want to say...but wouldn't come close to saying it as beautifully and stunningly as you just have!...UP and shared!


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

Amen! Sharing this important piece--


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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

You have put into beautiful words thoughts that I am struggling to express. This gave me chills. beautiful. thank You.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

You are absolutely right. This is the second time that others knew that there were problems but did nothing themselves to prevent a tragedy from happening. His own mom knew her son was dangerous. Knew, did nothing, now she's dead too. Hopefully things can get turned around before it is way too late.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Singlemom , I hope you are well and happy Merry Christmas !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Sommer Dalton , thank you , yes this is so sad !.............I want you and yours to have a merry christmas !............:-}


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Always , we must look into this alot more my friend ! ..........Merry Christmas .


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

fpherj , we will say this together my friend ! Thank you so much !Merry Christmas !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Audrey , you are soo kind and I hope you are having the best season ever !....Ed


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

rebecca, Thank you , we can solve this if we do it all together !.......Merry christmas !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

I hope so Gypsy , I hope so , we must change something ! Thank you sweety !

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