GRANNY IS GONE- A MATRIARCH OF REGGAE LEGENDS- A WORLD OF DISPLACED AND RESTLESS YOUTHS. R.E.G.G.A.E ALSO MEANS- REAFFIRMING GHETTO GENIUS ANYWHERE EVERYWHERE.

EXCERPT. (c) GRANNY IS GONE- A SUDDEN DISCONNECT.

(c)MY PROVERBIAL MOM- MAMA SCOTT.-BY RAS CARDO.

SHE KEPT A VERY HUMBLE LOW  PROFILE WHILE HELPING MANY OF THE YOUTHS TO FIND THE SELF CONFIDENCE AND ENDURING SPIRIT TO OVERCOME WHAT EVILS EXISTED IN THE COMMUNITY AND WORLD AROUND THEM.

TRENCH TOWN WAS ONE SUCH PLACE.

LIKE SO MANY OTHER JAMAICAN MOTHERS LIVING IN THE POVERTY THAT WAS, AND STILL IS TRENCH TOWN, SHE MADE SURE THAT WE WOULD NEVER GO ASTRAY.

WITH HER REASSURING LOVE, CARE AND TIRELESS EFFORTS TO FEEL OUR RESTLESS SPIRIT, SHE TAUGHT US HOW TO CARE AND SHARE WITH EACH OTHER IN THE LITTLE THAT WE HAD.

WERE IT NOT FOR MOTHERS AS SHE EXEMPLIFIED, WE WOULD NEVER HAVE LIVED TO SEE THIS DAY, AND AS BOB MARLEY SANG- GOOD FRIENDS WE HAVE LOST ALONG THE WAY..WHAT I HAVE WRITTEN ABOUT OUR HISTORY IS ALL TRUE.

THERE IS SOMETHING UNIQUELY SPECIAL ABOUT GRANNY AND MOTHERS WHO RAISE CHILDREN IN THE THROES OF POVERTY.

I HAVE SEEN THIS EVERYWHERE I TROD, BUT I HAVE SPECIAL EXPERIENCES WITH THAT OF MY MOTHER AND THE JAMAICAN GRANNY COMMUNITY.

YOU WOULD NEVER UNDERSTAND HOW SO MUCH LOVE CAN BE FOUND IN SUCH A VIOLENT PLACE.

I WISH I HAD THE TIME TO TELL YOU THE DETAILS WHICH THOSE WHO WRITE ABOUT US CAN NEVER TELL..

YOU SEE- YOU HAVE TO HAVE LIVED OUR HISTORY AT THE BEGINNING FROM THE BEGINNING TO BE ABLE TO TELL OUR HISTORY. THIS NOT SOMETHING YOU CAN FABRICATE, PREVARICATE, OR IMITATE..

SO MANY HAVE TRIED TO THIS AND HAVE FAILED MISERABLY. I AM HERE TO SEE THE TRUTH BE TOLD.

WITH NO DISRESPECT FOR FATHERS, BUT I MUST SAY THIS: GRANNY HAS THE MOST STABLE INFLUENCES ON THE STABILITY OF YOUTHS.

WHEN GRANNY IS GONE CHAOS AND DESTRUCTION EASILY SETS IN.

MORE AND MORE WE HAVE A SOCIETY IN WHICH THE FAMILY IS FRAGMENTED. GRANNY IS FORCED TO LOOK AND WORK OUTSIDE THE HOME, AND THE YOUTHS NO LONGER HAVE THE REASSURING LOVE AND GUIDANCE TO KEEP THEM ON THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW.

MY PROVERBIAL AND LOVING MOM WAS ALWAYS THERE FOR US. WERE IT NOT SO I HAD ENOUGH GENIUS IN ME TO GO THE WRONG AND DESTRUCTIVE WAYS OF LIFE.

NEVER A DAY PASSES THAT I DO NOT GRIEVE THE LOSS OF MY MOTHER,AND THE MOTHERS WHOM I KNEW FROM OUR TRENCH TOWN COMMUNITY.

I WILL NOT WRITE WHAT DETAILS I HAVE IN TESTIMONIALS FROM PEOPLE LIKE BOB MARLEY, PETER TOSH, JOE HIGGS, AND OTHERS WHOM MY MOTHER ALSO GUIDED.

BUT IT WAS MOTHERS AND GRANNIES LIKE MY MOM WHICH MADE OUR LIVES POSSIBLE.

ASK ANY JAMAICAN YOUTH, AND THEY WILL READILY TELL YOU OF THE IMPORTANCE OF GRANNY IN THEIR LIVES. THEY DO LOVE THEIR BIOLOGICAL MOTHERS, BUT GRANNY IS THE KEY TO WHOM THEY TRUST AND RESPECT.

MY BELOVED MOTHER WAS ONE SUCH GRANNY, AND I KNOW WHAT HER ABSENCE MEANS TO OUR FAMILY.

I WRITE THIS FOR ALL GRANNIES THE WORLD OVER BECAUSE WE ARE NOT ALONE.

SO, IN THIS 2015 AND ALL MOTHERS DAY TO COME I PRAY THAT THE ROLES OF GRANNY WILL RETURN TO THE NURTURING OF OUR YOUTHS IN THIS NOW -TECHNOTYRANNICAL GENERATION.. (c) RAS CARDO SPEAKS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY.

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