The Seeking – A Reflection

This poem titled The Seeking was authored by Akiane kramarik at age 9 in her book titled My Dream Is Bigger Than I – Memories of Tomorrow – Part Three Page 109  “You will need your own copy of this book to view the full text of this poem.  I limit quotes for the purpose of discussion and to follow copyright guidelines that allows for limited quotes.”

This poem titled The Seeking consists of two stanzas with eight lines each. The photograph I choose for this reflection is of a work of art depicting a fiddle a violin…Music is an outlet for many and music is how I also express myself…My tribe the tribe of Dan expressed themselves for centuries through the art of story telling and songs…I do the same…I will now discuss this fabulous poem..This short poem is very mystical to me the reader. I know I do not fully understand the depths of Akiane’s poems. This prose is brilliant…This poem speaks about singing and when the “I” stops singing “a wolf howls–where a divine choir invites supreme growth–from mud to flowers”. This poem ends with these words…”as rhythm rhymes itself–the seekers seek the seeking”…To fully appreciate this poem you need to purchase your own copy of this awesome book so that you can read the whole poem…To me the reader this poem talks about holy innocence and how holy innocent children often do love to sing…I loved to sing when I was a little girl…My mother and siblings would yell at me to “shut up”…I was not a great singer so I do not fault them for it…I am no Celine Dion or Amy Winehouse….I started to embrace my own love of singing two years ago when I started my you tube channel and blog…I started both projects around the same time in 2017…To me the reader of these poems and author of these reflections the “seekers who seek the seeking” are not always safe and they could be wolves in sheep’s clothing waiting at churches both inside and outside these churches to devour and harm holy innocent children…I state this because over the past twenty years news has been breaking about pedophile child killers who have accessed children for abuse both inside and outside their homes in the churches schools boy scouts and other organizations. The me too movement was launched due to all of the abuse that was done to young famous women and men…I would like to see more men join the me too movement and speak about their experiences. We need more men to be silent no more and to speak out as well…It is very difficult for men to speak about abuse because men are expected to be strong and suck it up which is not fair right or just…I recently wrote a song that I put on you tube titled Gabriel Fernandez in honor of a beautiful holy innocent young boy who died tragically at the tender age of eight. Gabriel Fernandez’s own birth mother took sick sadistic pleasure in torturing and killing her own son who was returned to her care at the age of seven…Two adults were imprisoned for the torture and death of Gabriel Fernandez his own birth mother and her boyfriend who was a security guard…My God security guard’s protect other adults and children from harm yet this security guard is in prison for crimes against the humanity of a holy innocent child a boy…Gabriel Fernandez’s case and trials is one of the worst cases of child abuse on record…So for those of us who are sensitive as I am pace yourself and if you choose to study this case you may find the details too distressing or upsetting to continue…Do not feel badly if this is the case…Understand this!!!…The God of life created all of us to love and to be loved…Our minds cannot handled abuse cases that are heinous and traumatic…The first response team including fire fighters were traumatized by what they encountered when they tried to rescue and resuscitate this child…The nursing staff and medical staff the medical team were likewise traumatized and many myself included are sorry that we could not rescue young Gabriel Fernandez from the grasp of his horrible wicked birth mother…Gabriel Fernandez’s abuse trial and case should have never been allowed to happen. The system categorically and systemically failed young Gabriel Fernandez…The outcry in Los Angeles also known as LA the city of Angels was massive and many mourned the tragic death of Gabriel Fernandez….Would you please join me in a moment of silence for justice for all of the abused children of the world both young and old who never saw justice!!!…As a thank you for reading this reflection you can listen to my song titled Gabriel Fernandez…And join me and others like me in the loud cry the clarion call for Justice that came too late for Gabriel Fernandez and never game for many children around the world…To Gabriel Fernandez and all who loved him and all who grieve his loss this post is for you….