There are many who walk this pathway on our Earth journey, who finds themselves lost. Unable to see a clear path of where there journey is taking them.. As they scramble over the rocks in life, dragging themselves out of the pits of despair, as they get sucked deeper into the mires of debt, drugs, and depression, as their world around them seems to collapse which pulls them ever deeper into the dark forces of negativity.
I see it every day on the streets, as I look into the faces of people who never smile, I see it in the devil may care attitude of some of our youth as they play havoc in a world where adults now seem to fear children for what they are becoming, with their ‘you can’t touch me’ attitude ‘I’m a minor’ and can get away with murder, which some do, and some have..
I look around at what the world in general has become, for the majority the rat race of who can accumulate the most in this throwaway society of food, goods, and that couldn’t care less attitude.
And I despair for the future of our children’s children, as our communities are full of strangers, who view each other with suspicion, who lock their doors behind them, and who dare not look another in the eye, in case they be offended and shout abuse or rob you at knife point.
Cities where we walk by those who stand begging, turning the other way, as we wonder if they are really genuine or do they leave there begging bowl and return to a plush home counting their takings for the day..
Where have our Hearts gone?
When did the Care go from our lives?
When did we become strangers to one another?
I sit and think, and I remember when I was small.. when I could name every child in my school, and know where each of them lived within my village, I would know every parent of that child, and we didn’t lock our doors, I could walk for miles on my own aged 10 in the countryside and I would never be fearful.. My parents taught me to be wary of strangers yes, but child abductions were rare, and I remember people seemed to laugh more, socialise more, and the only TV I was allowed to watch was children’s programmes, and I would have to be in bed by 7:30pm. The most violent of these programmes being ‘Dr Who’..
Now children are put in front of the TV with ready meals or take-aways and when they go to bed they watch more TV programmes not all suitable I’m sure for their young minds..
I remember when Hospitals had their matrons and wards were kept spick and span, and you went into hospital you got better. Now you go in and catch something else, as the Super Bugs crawl the wards..
Much of the Care has gone and is now replaced by Bums on Beds = X amount , Hospital administrators are accountants and businessmen, as they run it like a production line.
Patients lose their patience as they wait 5 hours or more to be treated in A& E. And whereby you need to book a week in advance of any illness, because by the time you can get in to see a GP, you already got better.
So….. Where Did the Care GO?
When did we lose are Hearts?
Because for those that CARE… who try their best to keep smiling, and keep caring, and giving, at times it gets harder. I see it even now within my own employment, as only the other week, I was told our clients didn’t have a choice anymore, it was about Profits and Cut backs..
I DO CARE…. and I am certain more folks out there care too..
But speaking from my own personal level within my own employment it is hard to tell those whom we care for that they can no longer go to day services because it’s costing too much. Or they may have to move back into residential care even though they have been in independent living with our support over the last 10yrs. And sorry to the little old lady who can’t get out anymore and she can no longer have her Meals on wheels, or Home-Care as they are cutting all the staff.. And no to the old age pensioner’s Day care group which is going to be axed as another cost cutting exercise along with many more. And our library may close.. and the lists go on…on…. with many more worthwhile services being axed, that will have repercussions on peoples lives and a knock on effect putting more pressures on already heaving care services as Local authorities cut packages and pass their services onto the private sector.
Officials sit with facts and figures and at a stroke of their pen sweep people’s lives to one side as they sit and balance the books saving the pounds while our Governments pay the banks the privilege of squandering Millions as they pay themselves bonuses with our hard earned taxpayers money.. And then we pay the banks back in interest rates.. But don’t get me started on that one……..
So Yes….. Sometimes I feel lonely at heart.
And around our globe we hear of disasters and mayhem and my heart bleeds another tear, but I also see how through the turmoil and despair of such disasters how strangers come together. As we help each other, giving each other strength, and pulling together…I see how peoples light shines in such circumstances and we hear at last some good stories around our globe as the media comes out of its Pits of Darkness and gloom to report some heart warming stories for a change, And I’m reminded here just why I don’t watch the News Channels in the first place..
This month my first grandchild is to be born.. and I wonder at times as to what this world he/she will be born into..But I trust that Devine plan which the Universe holds for each of us, as we travel along our Earth Journey..
Maybe our Earth Mother Knows best… as she sheds her many tears along with us, as she floods our shores, maybe she is crying for the Lost Hearts, and know best how to mend a broken world.
Just speaking what’s in my heart.
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