Angelia Vernon Menchan

Angelia Vernon Menchan is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published twenty-three books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than eighty ebook novellas on You can access her bibliography on search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Leave With Something!

This week, I watched the news with a bit of sadness,
Two young men were shot in less than forty-eight hours by law enforcement,
Both were minors and shot while committing felony acts,
I watched the mothers of both boys crying into the camera,
Wanting to know the status of their sons, who were luckily alive, but in custody,
I understood their pain and even, their rage, however, I could only wonder what,
Had transpired to have them end up where they were,
And in one case, why was a fifteen year old out that time of night?
I am not judging, I just want to understand, because if we can understand, maybe something can be done,
I used to catch heck from family and friends about being so strict,
I didn’t feel strict at all, I just felt a need to know where my children were and what
Activities they were involved in, didn’t know it was a big deal to know where minors,
And my kids will tell you they didn’t miss a thing,
They went to activities and participated and my home was open to their friends,
I remember when my youngest was about fifteen, he saved up, purchasing tickets for a Juvenile concert, we drove him there and picked him up…he had a blast, got to party hearty, but came home in the comfort of his car with his mom and dad,
It occurred to me this morning that there was never a time when they were under age,
That I was wondering where they were, in the middle of the night, they were in bed sleeping, under the watchful, stern, loving eyes of their parents,
My prayer is that my son and his wife are just as loving, stern and watchful as we were,
Because the world is filled with madness, and those who prey on the weak,
Parenting, guardianship and even mentoring is hard work,
But we must be ever vigilant, because we MUST leave these children with something,
They can hold on to, believe in, pattern their behavior after and most importantly pass on to the next generation, it is MANDATORY…



Jennifer C. said...

No worries for you darling. Your sons will take all that you taught them and share it with not only their children to come, but whoever they come in contact with them.

Angelia Vernon Menchan said...

Thanks Sweetie,

I pray so, my concern is for all those kids who are going underparented...


S.D. Denny said...

I'm the mother of two boys and, like yourself, I can attest to the fact that you can keep a much needed watchful eye over your children while they lead enriching lives at the same time. I have never understood how a parent can be so relaxed as to allow their child to run the streets all times of the night. When my son (who's now 21) was 15, if he wasn't going to be home by a certain time, one of us was contacting the other for an update. LOL. I feel if you have a good relationship with your child, there's no reason why you can't have open communication with them about their whereabouts.

I'm enjoying your blogs!
"She Speaks!"

Angelia Vernon Menchan said...

Thanks SD,
you are so right, and I love Rambling...


'Cilla said...

It scares me everyday that Man-child walks out of the door. He gets sooo uspet when I show up in school or at a function. he gets even more upset when he friends get excited because I am there. I asked him "Ever thought how come their parents are not here... i am here because I need to be in the know at all times not just because you are my son but because I have to ".. I don't think he got but hopefully he will.

As always.. Great Food for thought!!

Angelia Vernon Menchan said...

one day he will thank you, this morning right after this blog, Malik called to thank me and dad for being so strict and is a good day!