April 22, 2012

Children´s Day, April 22nd: Divorced Children

Today I want to turn your attention to all the children around who are suffering because of their parent´s divorce. 

The theme of the lyrics "Love for a child"  are about what a child is going through  in the middle of a divorce. It reflects the experiences of innumerable  children with a broken home, which also means a broken heart.

Children are forced to deal with things far beyond their maturity level and because of that many of them develop post traumatic stress disorders or get involved with  alcolhol or drugs. Being parents, aunts, uncles, adult relatives we all have to take care for the emotional health of children. Let the children know that they are not alone with their feelings of lonleliness, anger and fear and that you care. Show them your universal unconditional love and that not everything in life is at risk. Children need to know that your love  never changes - no matter if their parents living apart. 

There's a picture on my kitchen wall
Looks like Jesus and his friends involved
There's a party getting started in the yard
There's a couple getting steamy in the car parked in the drive
Was I too young to see this with my eyes?

By the pool last night, apparently
The chemicals weren't mixed properly
You hit your head and then forgot your name
And then you woke up at the bottom by the drain
And now your altitude and memory's a shame


What about taking this empty cup and filling it up
With a little bit more of innocence
I haven't had enough, it's probably because when you're young
It's OK to be easily ignored
I like to believe it was all about love for a child

And when the house was left in shambles
Who was there to handle all the broken bits of glass
Was it mom who put my dad out on his *** or the other way around
Well I'm far too old to care about that now


It's kinda nice to work the floor since the divorce
I've been enjoying both my Christmases and my birthday cakes
And taking drugs and making love at far too young an age
and they never check to see my grades
What a fool I'd be to start complaining now


It was all about love...

Singer: Jason Mraz



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