|A child’s appeal... - Apr 22|
|2012 - Letters to the Editor|
|Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:00|
DEAR EDITOR: In response to your editorial’s stirring appeal to all of us to do something positive to alleviate the abuse of our children (CN April 15), I would humbly like to add mine, especially to the people who interact with our young people on a relatively daily basis.
I sit down right under you nose whole morning
Mih eyes following every word you saying
Mih head nodding and shaking in time
But you don't know how hard I fighting
For you not to hear how mih stomach growling
'Cause the pot of food turn over last night
When a Uncle bless Mammy with blows
Just after she bless him with cuss for the lady
She see him with in town
Me and mih li'l brothers hide under the bed
But then we had to creep out fast, fast
Because they start to fight in the bed too
You think I could picture this Jesus you telling me about
When all that crossing my mind
Is how to hide
When that next Uncle come by Mammy for the weekend?
How I will bathe or change mih clothes, Teacher
When he always peeping at me anywhere I going?
He try to snatch me last time he come
But I fight up and start to bawl.........
You think you could help me find out
Who is mih father
Or where I could find him?
I sure he wouldn't let me suffer so
I wonder if he know about me........?
Watch me good, Teacher
Mih lips pale, fus I hungry
Mih eyes white, fus I frighten
See me nuh, Teacher
Open you eyes
See me please
Reach me, Teacher
Coalmine, Sangre Grande
Rev Laurence assaulted
We thank God that you are alive and pray for your complete recovery. Charmion T Lee Wing
This so sad...I wish Rev a speedy recovery...so sad...most unfortunate... Errol Ragnauth
This is very unfortunate. My prayers are with Deacon Laurence and his family and the wider Catholic Archdiocesan family. Brian de Fereire
Most unfortunate! In broad daylight and in the vicinity of the busy Savannah. Tho, Flood Street tends to be "quiet". I wish Rev Laurence a speedy recovery from this traumatic event. It reminds me of the assault Archbishop Pantin once suffered at the hands of a fella he used to assist early one morning when he went to open the Flood Street gate to Archbishop's House. The archbishop is said to have recognised the guy right away, saying something to the effect, "--- is that you, boy?" while same locked his neck. Peter de la Bastide
Trinity Place a well-kept garden
DEAR EDITOR: On Easter Monday I had the pleasure of attending a pilgrimage to Trinity Place, Matura with my fellow sisters and brothers in Christ. What a wonderful day it was!
Following a procession around the garden with the statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague, Holy Mass was celebrated at noon with Fr George Lewis officiating.
I would like to congratulate the organisers for a splendid job well done. Trinity Place is a well-kept garden. Each and very one of us enjoyed ourselves. I am sure that we have received our graces. Thanks again to theorganisers.
Theresa Mc Millan, Park Ave, Mt Hope
Congrats to Word and Associates
THE EDITOR: I wish to congratulate our Deacon Reverend Derek Walcott and the members of the Band “The Word and Associates” for their winning presentation at this year’s Carnival celebration. I exhort them to continue their efforts “to turn Carnival around”, the words used by my late sister, Cynthia Allen, in her advocating same; she had been a judge at the Downtown events for a number of years.
The words of Our Lady to the three children at Fatima, Portugal come to mind. “Fashions will arise which will greatly offend Our Lord.” Costumes worn by the majority of finale masqueraders were nothing more than coverings for certain parts of their body. There was simply nakedness to the extreme on our streets on the two days of the festivities. I am of the view that our Government needs to address this situation and rule accordingly.
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