It is the natural order of life for males to be attracted to females. It is a natural game for one to seek the other and hopscotch their way into a relationship. What is not natural is seeing young boys and girls openly engaging in big man and big woman activities. Children are only at this stage once and should enjoy their childhood, learn and mature in a timely manner. Not in Seaview Gardens and many other communities in Jamaica. There seems to be a race for the joys and pleasures of adulthood, which can be dangerous for these teenage moonlight lovers, our children.
We all know about hanky panky, but this is now an epidemic among our youths. In recent years, Jamaica has seen a sharp rise in child sexual abuse and child kidnapping cases. But really, we knew this was coming, because as a nation we have tolerated certain immoral activities for far too long. Children have been repeatedly and openly exposed to adult, dance hall music and lifestyle, which is heavily sexualised.
Now, it is common place to see children boldly winning up themselves like hurri dancers. This naturally progresses to one being succumbed to the lust of the eye and the lust of the flesh. This then progresses to young children seeking out mature and sexual relationships when they are in no way prepared for the mental, physical, financial or psychological consequences; especially if it has to be carried for 9 months and cries without end for another year.
Children should be protected from such eventualities and this is a role that a community must share.
Recently the police have been conducting raids on parties and they have arrested children, who should otherwise be in their beds, and their parents face prosecution as well. After I wrote my article, I discovered this article: 20 children arrested at party in Seaview Gardens
Let us remember to keep our nations children in prayer, before the Lord.
Copyright © 2015, Denise N. Fyffe
About the writer:
Poetess Denise N. Fyffe has worked in Information Technology positions for fifteen years. She is also a trained counselor and teacher. Meeting the challenges of the recession head on, she transitioned into being a freelance writer.
She has published many books of including