Journal

Violation of Youth...

I wrote this a while ago about a number of kids I’ve had the pleasure of knowing through my involvement in basketball and life… I have two daughters and coach a lot of their teams… I’ve had friends who’ve fostered kids for many reasons… I’ve seen the sytem let these kids down so often… So I merged those experiences and came up with this…
Some of it’s very very true… Disturbingly true!!!
Keeping that in mind you may need a Kleenex!!!

VIOLATION OF YOUTH

He snuck into her room
Late one night
When all was quiet
He put his hand across her lips
And threatened her existence
If she offered any resistance

In the morning back at school
She could not understand
No-one was there to hold her hand
She just had to make it through
Not a word to any…

An Amazing Journey

The following is a short piece I wrote relating to a life changing experience I had some years ago. It was written to post on another web site but has returned to my mind lately so I dug it out and reworked it a touch. Hope you enjoy it.
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As I self indulged over my newly acquired HD motorcycle the phone snapped me back to reality.

“How are you?”

“Fine Dad.” I replied.

“Would you be interested in taking a young boy for a ride on your Harley?”

I laughed, not because I thought the idea was ludicrous but simply because I had suggested it to him only days earlier.

“A ride on a Harley?” He’d commented at the time. “And who would want that?”

“You’d be surprised!” I’d answered.

So here he was three days late…