In The Darkness
The unplanned pregnancy resulting in the unwanted child.
Neither parent is ready or prepared for the responsibilities of parenthood.
Each tragically viewing the newborn baby
as a mistake and an unwanted burden.
Unfortunately too, even before birth
baby has paid the price for its parents addictions.
Its small developing mind and brain...
before and long after
absorbing and internalizing all that it was exposed too.
With the caused and resulting damage being irreversible.
The baby in time becomes a small child.
And is raised in a non-nurturing and toxic environment.
tragically, is continuously being subjected to ongoing...
psychological and physical abuse.
The small child grows into a young teenager
becoming in time a young adult.
He or she can only identify with the darker side
of human nature and life,
mirroring to a degree their parents,
for that is all they have come to know.
Some will intuitively know something is wrong.
This for them, will be their salvation.
In the darkness a light begins to shine.
At first, just a flicker, then brighter and brighter,
and a rising star is born.
Timothy E. Stevenson
July 26, 2001