I've heard of the wrongs which have been done to you, I have read about them, I have seen some...but I have never felt any of these. Nevertheless, I relate with the situation. I understand the heart of a child, the innocence, the bright-eyed wonder, the hunger for love, the need for connection with someone or something... I once was a child and I craved these. However, you have been denied these through varying circumstances and you ache for something, anything to hold on to even as you spiral down the staircase of darkness.
Dear Ainih, precious flower, I read your story in the papers couple of days ago. I read of how you were molested by an uncle in whom you placed so much faith. NOW, YOU FEEL EMPTY and hate the world, your precious flower has been cut off from blooming and you just want to leave it all behind and go to the beyond. Stay with us Ainih, we acknowledge your pain and all that’s happened to you...stay, do stay with us.
Oluduro, your own father attempted to use you for ritual; he needed the blood of his only male child to extend his life-span. He had just gotten mega-rich after sacrificing your sister on the altar of greed. However, riches could not help make a deal with the Creator to extend his life span. He decided to sacrifice you but God, fate, whatever you choose to call it intervened when policemen got tipped off about the location of the ritual and got there in time to save you. Oluduro...stay with us. We acknowledge the pain and betrayal...do stay with us.
A'dab, your country was torn apart by war and your friends and family were killed. You were rescued and taken to an orphanage only it wasn't a place of refuge but a cold dark lonely prison. Madame saw just how pretty you were and found a use for you; you had to do what Madame wanted or go hungry and starve to death. You thought within yourself 'I will do whatever Madame wants till I find a way out of this place and take my revenge on the world.' You became sold out to prostitution. Take not revenge on the world A'dab. It has not done you well but seek no revenge... we acknowledge your pain and situation, seek no revenge. As your name suggests hope and need, there's a place in your heart that still hopes for better things, keep the hope alive. We NEED you to stay alive.
To all the children who have been victims of abuse, aggression on any plane of existence, your suffering is acknowledged and we want you to know that we will do everything humanly possible to protect your rights and make the world a better place. Do not give up the little hope inside of you. Hold on…there are better things in store.
June 4 is a day set aside by the United Nations to call attention to the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse. It is also to show the UN’s support and dedication to protect the rights of children. More also, it is a day 6paragraphs chooses to spread the word about protecting the rights of children, relate with the pain suffered by these ones and offer hope to despairing souls, encouraging them to hope for better things.
By: Mary Ajayi(@megadoxa)
6paragraphs for International Day Of Innocent Children Victims Of Agression 2013
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