Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Turn It Up Tuesday - Devisionary by Ages and Ages

Johnny Smith wasn't named after John Wayne but the boy has the man's mentality regardless. Johnny, like John, is the strong silent type. Likewise, both are unwilling to trample on others. It's a wonder that Johnny came out like he did--his father is the worst kind of influence, and full of disappointments and selfish actions. His mother is only a touch better. Living in a trailer park doesn't give a soul many good influences to follow either. So how is it believable to have such a strong sense of wrong and right and a personality strong enough to follow through? It has everything to do with the time he was finally allowed to meet his grandmother who, regretfully enough, was dying. But the visit is packed with enough unconditional love to last him a lifetime: "They wouldn't bring you to see me, but I felt you in this world all along." Pats her chest. "Son, you're a strong boy and I love you. You're better than your mamma and daddy. I know it. You have to be good to people, you just be good. And you take care of your sister."
Johnny often wishes his sister wouldn't have been afraid to visit their grandmother that day too.

Devisionary by Ages and Ages sums up Johnny well.

Do the right thing do the right thing
do it all the time do it all the time
make yourself right, never mind them
don't you know you're not the only one suffering

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