I am only me.

I am only here in this small body, with this small, helpless voice calling out.

I reach out to hold them in pain, while others seek to tear them down.

What are we doing, in the name of the law?

What is the law?

What is punishment at the highest level?

Isn’t it the feelings of heartache, guilt, shame, loss, that arise as the natural consequences of our mistakes? Do we need to drive the pain and the self-hatred into them more by casting them out and throwing away the key?

My heart breaks for those who have lost their way, who have committed an accidental crime for which they must pay a heavy price.

Why can we not hold them deeper?

Why can we not see their pain and feel it so deeply in our bones that rehabilitation is our only wish for them?

I could roar with this anger within.

It is why I wrote the post I deleted last night.

A man who’d been jailed for causing an accident that killed a child. He was a fool. He made an impulsive mistake, driven by ego.

And now the law stands, throwing stones at him until his soul is dead.

His soul is already broken beyond measure.

The child he accidentally killed was his Son.

How can they not see that this man could be their own Son?

How can they not see that we should be holding him through this tragic, tragic day?

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By brookecutler2

Liver of life, lover of everything. 💕

4 replies on “Enough”

Very sadly, society only cares about punishing for crimes, no matter the how and why. Strangely enough, even though I’m not familiar with the story you mentioned, I was thinking of this very thing a few days ago. It hurts my heart that people who have done something so accidentally are held accountable when they’re already flaying themselves alive. I am absolutely of the same mind as you. Sometimes we just need understanding, compassion, and love.

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Gosh, I know, Kat. It’s so shocking. It just makes me so sad, and I suppose it’s the reason I tend to isolate myself so much. It’s just so hard to see this sort of stuff going on in the world when I have such a vastly different view. 😢

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Oh, I’m so glad it moved you, Jason. I felt this one very deeply. I was surprised at the emotion this whole thing sent through me. 🫣


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