Music Man

I read a heartbreaking story today of a man who was incarcerated in a supermax prison.  He talked about how his cell was between the cells of a 16 and 17 year old.  There was a 15 year old above him.  They were all in solitary confinement due the their age to keep them "safe".  He told of how these children cried out in loneliness and hopelessness and how they constantly talked about committing suicide.  He sang to them from sun up till sun down to help allay their deep fears.  Knowing that my son experienced this deep, deep pain to the point that he did take his life makes me wonder who are the real criminals?  The ones who place our children in these death holes or the ones who sing to them to keep their fears at bay?

1 comment:

  1. Powerful truth. Thank God for the hearts of men who triumph the walls that label them as worthless. While there is evil everywhere, we have seen it more intentionally determined by men who claim to be outside the walls on the side of justice, than those who sit at their mercy. God help us all.