Fathers’ Top Job

Is to provide security for their children

athers provide security for their children.

Jacob Blake is fighting for his life
in the hospital intensive unit.
His six children
will never sit on his shoulder
as they used to before the seven shots.
They will never go to the park for a run or to play
soccer, football, basketball, or maybe tennis
Or walk together side by side — children and father.

Jacob is fighting for his life.
Jacob will never walk alongside his children again.
Jacob will never ride a bike with his children again.
Or play tag in a neighborhood park.

Jacob is fighting for his life.
Jacob’s six young children are our children, grandchildren, friends’ children, and students.
Police officer, not a civilian shot Jacob seven times;
Police officer, not a civilian, shot him seven times at the back while his young children, 3, 5, 8-years old, sat in the car and watched.
Jacob is not perfect; no one is perfect.
There are no perfect parents, no perfect children, no perfect citizens.

Jacob is fighting for his life.
Jacob parents had a nightmare,
A nightmare for any parents,
Perfect or imperfect parents,
A nightmare for all parents.
We are Jacob’s parents.
Jacob is our husband, son, brother,
uncle, in-law, father, grandson, or a friend.

Jacob is fighting for his life.
The three young boys who witnessed a Police officer,
not a civilian shoot their father seven times will never sit on their father’s shoulder again.
Jacob is fighting for his life.
Empathy works better than the superiority complex.
Empathy works better than a pity party.
Empathy works.

Fathers provide security for their children.

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LMSW🧠Social Worker* Lifestyle Consultant* Health/Recovery Coach* I enjoy putting things together• I write stories that help you grow @bybassey. Kulifestyle.com

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