This a daunting post but well worth reading and watching the videos therein.The statistics are American ( I am English ) but I feel they must comparable the world over. Sadly there are some countries were they are far worse. Please read and listen and learn!

Mirth and Motivation

“From small acorns, mighty oak trees grow…”   Geoffrey Chaucer’sTroilus and Criseyde


Suzanne VegaLuka

My name is Luka – Lyrics via azlyrics.com
I live on the second floor
I live upstairs from you
Yes I think you’ve seen me before

If you hear something late at night
Some kind of trouble. some kind of fight
Just don’t ask me what it was
Just don’t ask me what it was
Just don’t ask me what it was… Contd below

25 years ago today, Suzanne Vega wrote and performed a song, My Name Is Luka, about child abuse that became a huge hit. When it came out in 1987, I listened to it incessantly. It struck a nerve with many people; child abuse survivors and advocates alike. The song was somewhat couched in careful words; just like a scared kid would do when the abuser has cautioned him/her…

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words
    Apr 16, 2012 @ 04:44:58

    Thank you for sharing …it is a most important statement …
    Take care…
    )0(
    ladybluerose

    Reply

  2. eof737
    Apr 16, 2012 @ 19:07:31

    Thank you for the reblog… Much appreciated effort to get the word out.

    Reply

  3. granbee
    Apr 16, 2012 @ 21:58:29

    Dear willowdot, I am so glad you reblogged this post, which I have already read/heard/watched over at Mirth and Motivation. Luka speaks for so many millions, unfortunately. We cry and hurt over these stories, but then we must straighten up and STAND UP against this type of conduct.

    Reply

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