Thursday, December 07, 2006

Runaway Love...



Ok, so here is the deal, I have been wanting to post about this video for a minute now.

I must say that I love this song, I love the imagery of the video, I love the lyrical content, but most importantly,

I LOVE what this song is talking about...

I am so glad that Ludacris decided to really talk about the issues that many of our young women, our children are dealing with on a day to day basis...

Day to day with deal with various issues and things, that make us feel like we need or want to "runaway" but there are people, there are children that deal with serious issues, and some that are not so "serious" but are issues to them just the same...

I had to deal with this last year, I had a young woman whose OWN father was sexually abusing her, and I had to report it and everything, but because she was sexually active (due mostly to the fact that her own father "turned her out" at 11 years old...just imagine what that does to a child's body...we as adults are addicted to sex and we have the rationale of what to do and not to do...a child's, a little girls body, man penis...)the case was dismissed...

so she actually ended up right back in the home, they made her tell them who reported them (her father and step mother) to the authorities, and I haven't been able to see or talk to her since she had to go back home...

Its really sad when events such as these happen...I remember calling my own father and crying like a baby because the thought of a man doing that to a child, let alone his OWN child just sickened me...

I say all of this to say, people pay attention, listen to the children around you and take heed to their problems...even if they aren't being sexually or physically abused, there may be some other issues going on in their lives...something as simple as low self-esteem can have detrimental affects on a young person...

so give back, talk to them, even if its just your little cousin, your little brother, niece or nephew OR if you do have kids, PLEASE pay attention and talk to your children...OUR children

I don't know what sparked this today, maybe it was this song....
Wake up people and let's look out for the NEXT generation...

Peace

7 comments:

john s said...

This Video has to be one of the BEST R'n'B Vids of the year no question.
The scene on the Park Bench with "little" Ericka crying is so powerful. I have written quite a bit about this Vid since a week ago when I first saw it. Yet apart from on here nobody seems to get it. Still I hear it.

Thank you

BluJewel said...

I liked this song right off the cuff too. i thought, "wow, someone is actually writing something postive about girls/young women". truth be told, i didn't know it was Luda and frankly it makes no difference to me who's singing it. the message really does need to be put out there. there is a lot of abuse going on in our community and we are can be a part of fixing it.

T.C. said...

@johns-I think people "get it" but they don't want to get it...people still don't like talking about it...they would rather just ignore the problem rather look or work towards a solution...people like living in their "own" worlds...we are all guilty of it to a certain extent...

@blu-I agree that I am just glad that someone is talking about the issues, I just think that Luda does deserve to be recognised for having the courage to do so...there is a lot of abuse going on in our community and we definitely DO need to be apart of fixing it!

Anonymous said...

Dag T. This is tough. My heart goes out to all the young women dealing with issues such as these. What I wouldn't give to take one of them in and save them...

T.C. said...

@jac-one person at a time...we can and WILL make a difference...

Anonymous said...

lawd jeezus...good story...i think adults be beat to death sexually abusing kids...DAMN IT...I'M GOING TO JAIL IF ANYBODY LAY HANDS ON LIL'SARCCASTIK

T.C. said...

@sarccastik-I totally feel you I don't have any lil tc's yet, but my god children, neices and nephews...don't play...and lawd knowd that when I get my own...aw man aw man, if anyone EVER did something to my kids...its ON....so I feel you...