The Children are Crying Out for Love

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When I go to sleep at nights, I can hear the children of the streets talking to me. They are interrupting my precious sleep. Annoying squeaky voices begging me for hope. But instead they should appeal to the pope. For I can’t help them, while they go down that slippery slope.

What can I do, for they keep on nagging me? Visions keep showing up of them in their sagging clothes. On my heavy thoughts they keep on dragging.

Damn, why they don't leave me alone. Do they not have a home? But still they are in my vision with their hair uncombed. Reminding me that they are Rastafarian children. I am now bemoaned.

If they are Rastafarian children, then they are my children. They are one of us. They practice an ascetic lifestyle not by choice, but by default. Born into a Rastafarian lifestyle, where they walk about impacting the conscience of mankind by asking "could I have a dollar".

Just like Rasta, They test the heart of man, representing JAH in disguise.

" When mothers of Salem, their children brought to Jesus, The stern disciples drove them back and beg depart, but JAH smiled and kindly said "suffer the little children to come unto me".

Music video about Children Crying out for Love

Rastafari never forgets their own. Let the first man without sin cast a stone. Answer the children instead of being on your phone. Even just buy them an ice cream cone. Don't rush them away with that harsh tone. Remember they could be your own.

We are children of the most high and they are our children. We want love from JAH, but don't want to share it. LET GO THE EGO. The children are our equal. For love will break all boundaries and unite all souls. When we brush them off and in the future they become successful. They will say to the other children.

"When I was in your shoe, no one gave me a meal, I had to tough it out on my own, with my sword and shield. I was in your shoes and had to walk the war fields. So get lost kid, nothing is free. I can't even offer an orange peel and you dare not touch my windshield".

Isn't love free, Why not give it away. Everyone has it abundantly, far from being scarce. For what the afflicted one was pierced. When you see the kids, don't be fierce.

Dub Poetry by a Child from the Ghetto

Here is the translation for the Child Dub Poet

It rough but we don’t complain (fuss)

Life down in Jamaica (yard) is tough, it’s rough, but we don’t complain (fuss)

Days upon days the children (pickney) don’t eat, there out on the street, some of them are sleeping on the cold concrete.

Life down in Jamaica (yard) is tough, it’s rough, but we don’t complain (fuss)

Naked Body and empty stomach, deep collar bones and enlarged stomachs, depression show on their faces.

My JAH, what a disgrace.



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April Reynolds 4 years ago from Arizona

Rasta, this is beautiful, touching and heartbreaking. Thank you. Not only should we not turn our backs on our children, but all mankind is made in God's image and deserves respect and compassion.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect April, We are in love with humanity.


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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

There I see the sign of things to come , a needless reminder of what goes around will most definitely come around.

Beautifully put my brethren.

Work on behalf of mankind for it's a conscious thing.

Give thanks and praises each and every time.

Bless.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Yeah Sky, The man in the mirror say He want write something. So I let him speak.


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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

Yes meh brethren I just posted this for them to look at , won't congest your hub with anything but the cause.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC6UIW1F5Vc&feature...

Bless.


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bluebird 4 years ago

Dear rasta1,

I mean - what can I say? This lays heavy on the heart - it is the children I am most moved for and about, they deserve more, a family, a meal, a nice place to lay their heads. And yet there are children in this world who have everything and are still not satisfied and only want more and more while showing less and less respect to their elders. But it's all about to change and for that I live and am truly excited - a new world is on the horizon brother - it won't be long now. The children will be rescued and we'll all sing praises to God!


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Druid Dude 4 years ago from West Coast

Blessings to you. JAH in disguise. Perfect. Tell me, brother. What is the view of Rastafarii on the present times. End of the world or just another season? Your mention of the pope seemed an unexpected twist. Peace.


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bluebird 4 years ago

Watch this, it uplifts and inspires. People really can perform acts of kindness. And the music is good too.

It will come, it will come.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc8ZbVcdHpg


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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

You forgot who blaze the islands


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FitnezzJim 4 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

No words, we are all children.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Bluebird, That video was touching, That is what Rasta teach. Good follow Good. Good people do Good.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Druid, JAH came humbled and was slewed as a lamb. JAH will return as the Conquering lion of the Tribe of Judah. Only JAH will open the seven seals, no man knows the time.

There some things that has to happen first. When no man can buy or sell without biometric identification, then we will know the time is near.Mentioning the pope is being sarcastic.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

@ fitnezzjim, that's the most important thing.

@ Sky, Everything must reveal.


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WD Curry 111 4 years ago from Space Coast

The Lord has placed children on our hearts, no? It is time for me to put my feet to the ground again. My job with children ended, but not my work. Thanks for the reminder.

Hint: Recently, I was refused a hotel room. I have no credit cards. I only had one, once and it was a trap. I had cash, and offered a deposit until they could inspect the room when I checked out. No!

The videos were priceless. I'm watching the sky.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect WD, children are in our hearts and will always be.


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

Muta Baruka, Yasus Afari....I could hear them chanting the words you have written. I could hear the Nabinghi drums playing while they chant the words. I was chanting the words. This is splendiferous writing about a sad situation, and it's not only in Jamaica but all over the world. How can ignore the cry of the children?


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Nuff Respect Cardisa, You know the energy and vibes already. In Chicago, I see them too. Just like in Jamaica.


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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

Just keep em coming rasta , you know Muta lets it out and he has some serious mouth , we dis cuss him ever time .

Hi people.

BLESS UP.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Sky, You know Mutabaruka, you ever listen cutting edge every Wednesday night on irie fm.


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paulose 4 years ago from Stow, OH, USA

Really touching.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

respect paulose, glad to see you on hubpages my friend, really appreciate the energy.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

rasta, i enjoyed the tune. It's not my kind of music, but i caught myself moving my feet and bobbing my head.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect PDX, I am glad you liked the experience.


Patrixx Anthony 4 years ago

Got to my emails late still what i have seen and from the comments that the works that you are doing is blessed, I will get forward to you with my comments. Stay Blessed..


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

What going on trixx, thanks for the energy, Trying to spread the love.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

no problem, Rasta. Thanks!


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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Rasta1, how did I miss this? It's beautiful and sad but there is also love and hope because of people like you. RESPECT


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Nuff Respect Tobusiness, thanks for the encouragement.


Shamou 4 years ago

Bredrin

Give thanks for the reminder of who InI is and InI duty. Feed the hungry, clothe the naked.....


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bluebird 4 years ago

People need to pray for God's kingdom to come, He is the only one with the wisdom, power and love to fix every mess this world has boiling on the back burner ready to explode at this present time, in this generation living in the last days. It will get worse, much worse, before it gets better. The Great Tribulation is knocking at the door.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Shamou, Give thanks for the energy my lord.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Yes Bluebird, Praying is important in time of tribulation. It is now.


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AussieRespect 2 years ago from Land Down Under

Much Respect Rasta1. I plan to visit Jamaica in the future for this reason. My ultimate ambition is to provide even if it is only one child in Jamaica a helping hand. I support the rural and indigenous aboriginal children in Australia through Save The Children, though providing the pickney a gift such as a football, cricket set and certainly a meal smile to smile is my goal.

I'm also interested in providing a school some resources of what they require during my travels. Could you please provide any details on this? Is this a positive way of lending a helping hand or is there another way of going about it.

I walk the path of Jah and it is InI destiny.


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rasta1 2 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect AussieRespect. Each one reach one. My mom during her lifelong teaching career did a lot of things for children. I am very familiar with the concept. it takes a soft heart to reach out to the Pinckney dem.

When you get here, I'll make sure to direct you to a poor school. The more well off schools seem to get the most help. Computers are a nice gift even a single one in a school.

Give thanks for the connection my lord.


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AussieRespect 2 years ago from Land Down Under

Nice words Rasta1. Your Mom has done great things for Jamaica and I praise her. I will be thankful if you direct me to a poor school. Computers are on the list plus some sports gear.

Thanks for the advice and I will keep in touch for when I travel. Bless.


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AussieRespect 2 years ago from Land Down Under

Respect Rasta1. I am saving up my money for a trip to Jamaica but this could be a few years down the track. In the meantime I have a question. Is there easy access to footballs in Jamaican stores and are they good quality footballs? In the poorer communities do the children have access to good footballs and can they afford them? Please let me know I have something on my mind which needs to be bought into reality.


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rasta1 2 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Aussie. I have dreams of traveling to Australia myself. They are good quality footballs around. You have some shoemakers that repair them too. Leather last the longest. Some communities have wild trees with pricks that can puncture footballs regularly. Footballs would make a great gift.

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